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Old 02-20-2004, 09:46 PM   #1
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Now that the temps are back into the mid 30's I decided it's time to gut interior and redo. So more questons maybe on the way.

Model: 1967 Caravel

After removing bathroom and half of the kitchen gallery I found a 110V wire coming out of the wall just above the water heater. It doesn't appear to have ever been hooked up (it was behind a panel in the closet area) I seem to have all AC outlets operational and I don't think it would be to safe to connect AC to the wire just to see what would happen. I'm still trying to explain to my wife the large lump on my head I got removing the kitchen sink, I don't think she'd be to happy if I fried all my hair off!!!

First question: anyone know what this wire may have been for?
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Not a clue if it has anything to do with yours, but I have a breaker box in that location and 2 electric heaters are wired to it. One is in the bath and the other is in the living room, located in the cabinet in front of the gas furnace.....

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Greetings Whistler!

First question: anyone know what this wire may have been for?
My strong suspicion is that the wire that you have uncovered is the factory pre-install wiring for a rooftop air conditioner - - I am assuming that your electric panel is/was in the wardrobe above the water heater. Another possibility might be a pre-wire for an entertainment system - - I believe that a "Romex" product was also used for the 12-volt side of the wiring as well as the AC 120 volt. Since the wiring was covered by an access panel, it would appear to be a factory install - - and the only two factory pre-wires that I am familiar with in the 1960s would have been for the rooftop air conditioner or entertainment center.

Good luck with your search!

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Old 02-21-2004, 01:18 PM   #4
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Optional Food Processor would be my guess.
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That wire is for the roof AC.

Back then, the AC was an Armstrong model TAC110.

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What about the 110VAC line just above the 12VDC line for my furnace??
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Old 02-21-2004, 03:50 PM   #7
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Andy & Kevin, My unit has A/C and the wires are there for it, so that's not what its for. I guess it could be a 12V wire.

The water heater is on the curb side next to the oven. My electrical panel is on the opposite wall inside the bathroom closet.

I used a meter to try and find the other end but no luck yet.

Also I see that some of the wires are aluminum, years age they recommended replacing aluminum wire because of fire hazards in homes. Are there any great concerns leaving this wire in use, since replacing it would be next to impossible without removing interior skins.


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