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When did code require replacement of cloth wiring in homes?
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Existing and undisturbed cloth-sheathed wiring in a home that is still “live” and in use is not required to be replaced—with only these two possible exceptions: the local building department may specify replacement of cloth wiring when a home is remodeled, but only if the alterations are extensive, or an insurance company may demand replacement of cloth wiring for renewal of a homeowners insurance policy, if it is determined by an inspector to be in poor condition.
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