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Old 02-18-2017, 11:24 AM
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The vermin-proof code amendment still makes sense and I bet that is an old requirement. When NM cable was first introduced in the late 1930's, it was tar-coated, tight-woven jacketed and paper wrapped the rubber-insulated copper conductors. A veritable feast for rodents As NM cable evolved into the present thermo-plastic jacketed cable in the 1960s, the restriction remained because plastic cables are so easily damaged. I use a lot of MC cable (armor clad with separate insulated ground) in my own house, which is another 50 years older than Bob's. We get lots of mice, being surrounded by farm fields. My grandfather used BX (armor clad two-conductor) when he built their stone house in 1937. He wanted better than knob and tube, the universal method at that time.

Chicago, NYC and others are big enough that the "code" was amended to enhance safety due to population concentration. Unfortunately, few places with these risk factors could actually win against allowing the compromises inherent in "affordable housing". Philadelphia allows NM cable (aka romex) at least in low-rise buildings where the NEC permits it.
Milwaukee county didn't allow Romex wiring until the mid-70's. The electrical contractors claimed they couldn't wire the lower cost homes for the money allotted and still remain code-compliant.
Also, several surrounding counties didn't allow SE cable installations.
Some of the existing SE cable installations are starting to look pretty ratty 70 years later, especially after the tin-man worked his magic.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:36 AM
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I moved over more TVs on Saturday. Removing the chassis sure does lighten the load!


We rented a moving truck Sunday and finally moved the furniture and big consoles. We had amazing weather in the 60s both days. About 30 degrees above normal!

It's going to take a while to figure out where to put everything.


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There's still lots to do at the old place too. Like breakdown my old workshop and move the rest of the small stuff like dishes and books.
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I moved over more TVs on Saturday. Removing the chassis sure does lighten the load!

We rented a moving truck Sunday and finally moved the furniture and big consoles. We had amazing weather in the 60s both days. About 30 degrees above normal!
Chassis removal, and if the stairs are carpeted sliding the cabinet up or down on it's broadest flat surface are two of my favorite console moving tricks....Makes a 2 man job of moving a 6' wide 60's color console on stairs into a 1 man (me) job. I keep them intact on level moves...Most I can lift level my self, and those that I can't (or when I feel lazy) I've got a Menards flat furniture dolly for.

T'was 65 on Sunday up here. The kind of weather you can't pay for this time of year, but often wish you could. I changed the thermostat/housing on my GMC Saturday so that when it gets cold again the heater should work.

Looks like your making good progress.
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