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  •  You can also go buy a circuit test at your local (3+ / 0-)
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    rincewind, I, Leo in NJ

    hardware store for under $20 to see if the wiring is hot. But if you like the idea of grabbing live wires, then at least make sure you are not standing on the ground but on a wooden ladder.

    It's easy to say "replace the old wiring," but the doing can often be much more complicated. You can sometimes use the old wiring as a pull string for the new Romex, but if it is stapled to a stud, or makes a tight corner through a drilled hole, you'll find it isn't so easy.

    It is likely that the wires running to the switch are also of the same vintage. It might be best to consult with an electrician.

    "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities." -- Winston Churchill

    by Spud1 on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 08:18:20 AM PDT

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