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Old and frayed cloth covered wires

Mike Lamb

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13 hours ago, Mike Lamb said:


Electrical wire, cable insulation (30 percent) and structural member or framing (19 percent) were the specific items most often first ignited in electrical fires (Table 6).

I don't see how that reflects on the frayed cloth.  There's still some rubber or thermoplastic insulation beneath that, right?

The frayed material is not the ignition source, just the first thing to light up.  Perhaps recommend that the frayed material inside the panel be trimmed away, reducing the amount of combustible inside the panel.

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