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    Frayed wiring issue

    Electricians

    What does it mean if wiring is frayed? What is this a sign of? How can frayed wiring be fixed? Thank you so much!

    Asked by Joyce on 28th Jun 2021
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    E.H.E.S(Esmond Hamilton Electrical Services)

    "Frayed wiring, is wiring chewed by rodents and can be dangerous.
    The only way to fix this is the replace the wiring."

    Answered on 28th Jun 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    JMC Electrical Service & Building Maintenance

    "You need the system tested and possibly rewired sounds like it has not been tested in a very long time"

    Answered on 28th Jun 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Reynolds and Sons Electrical Ltd

    "When the cable is burnt you will have to rewire the circuit."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    ISPA electric

    "After visual inspection and insulation resistance, measures can be taken to insulate or change the cable."

    Answered on 9th Aug 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Samuel Germano de Oliveira

    "Over time and the action of moisture can affect the insulation of cables. With resistivity and voltage test it is possible to detect if there is current leakage and the need to replace the cable."

    Answered on 30th Dec 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Arc Electrical Cumbria

    "All depends what the item is, normally happens with irons. Can only cut and rejoin flex if you can get into them"

    Answered on 1st Jul 2021 - Member since Aug 2017 - report
    JNP Electrical Services

    "Hi Joyce , not sure what you mean by frayed it could be damage by rodents chewing or if it is old vir cable the cable could be breaking down vir would need to be completely replaced if that is the case. If you need anything check we could come end have a look if needed."

    Answered on 28th Jun 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    SB Electrical and Security

    "Hi I take you mean the cables are damaged where are they frayed / damaged if so they would need inspected and tested.
    Depending on test results and visual inspection the cables would be repaired / replaced as required."

    Answered on 28th Jun 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    D tech FM

    "Frequently tripped circuit breakers
    Flickering or buzzing lights
    An outlet that is warm to the touch
    Buzzing or crackling sounds
    Aluminum or knob-and-tube wiring
    Vibrating spots on outlets or walls
    Smoke coming from outlets or appliances
    Burning smells or scorch marks on electrical fixtures"

    Answered on 15th Jun 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    NA Electrical

    "Depending on whether its fixed wiring or appliance wiring depends on how you deal with the issue.

    If its fixed wiring then the only option is to replace it. It could also be an indication that the type of wiring within the home could be due to be replaced.

    If its on an appliance then it may be possible to either remove the damaged section or replace the wire completely."

    Answered on 28th Jun 2021 - Member since Apr 2017 - report

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