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Electrical Work XVII: Out With the Old

April 16, 2010

With enough new electricity installed, I was now ready to take the plunge and disconnect all the old electricity in the house.  First I just unhooked all the old wires from their breakers, but left them in the breaker box in case I later realized that I hadn’t rewired something vital.

Old wires all disconnected.

Then, after a day or two without discovering any problems, I went ahead and took them all out of the breaker box.

Old wires all removed.

And now my breaker box is quite nice and tidy.  No more old unprotected wires winding their way down the wall to it.  Just pretty new conduit!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jennifer permalink*
    April 16, 2010 9:01 pm

    Aye! What is that bare copper wire in your nice and clean box?

    • Craig Douglas permalink*
      April 17, 2010 10:59 am

      Ah, that is a grounding wire that connects to the copper cold water pipes.

      • Jennifer permalink*
        April 17, 2010 11:11 am

        But why is it in your beautiful box?


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