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Question by DD
Submitted on 7/6/2003
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I want to install a new ceiling light fixture, but it warns to be sure the temperature rating is high enough in the existing electrical supply wires - The house was built in the mid 1950's here in Ohio (USA). We have 14 gage (2 conducting wires, one black, one white with one bare ground wire) standard wire. Is that the older 60 degrees or the needed 80 degrees rated?

Answer by Mark
Submitted on 7/24/2003
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Your home was wired with 60 degree rated wire. In most cases, you can safely install the fixture, provided you do not remove any of the insulation that comes with the fixture, and you NEVER put a lamp in that is larger than the maximum listed on the fixture.


Answer by r3
Submitted on 10/16/2003
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this is c not f you should be fine as long as you dont put 100w bulbs the light sockets are usuallt rated at 60w ea.


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