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Old 24volt House Lighting System - What a mess!

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Ironman
Ironman Member Posts: 7,378
edited October 2018 in THE MAIN WALL
These folks recently bought the house and the home inspector said this was okay.
Bob Boan
You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
kcopp

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  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 884
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    pics?
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,378
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    Well, I thought it posted.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,419
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    That is just sad. Is it one of those systems where much of the lighting (and outlets) is controlled by low voltage switches to relays, and can be changed around at whim? I've hit a few of those in the Boston area, but the ones I saw were done properly with nice terminal strips and such like.

    What a mess.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,378
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    I suspect it was originally done right. Notice the plate with holes which is designed to hold the relays.

    What gets me is the home inspector looked at this and the customer asked if it was alright and he said "yes".
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    Canucker
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,378
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    None of the lights are working because the transformer is blown. I'm going to replace that and check it out tomorrow morning.

    Whats also weird is that one ceiling fan is still responding to the 24v wall switch, but the light on it is not.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 722
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    That sounds like a long day @Ironman I don't envy you, that looks awful. I'm looking forward to seeing your end result
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    Ah yes, 1960s style of "energy conservation". I've been into so.e ov those type of systems, all have been in school lighting though.
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,607
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    looks like some nice copper scrap to me
    Solid_Fuel_Man