Green gunge on wiring


Postby BT » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:48 am

Have just moved to a new house and discover that there is a green material staining some of the sockets. Removing them shows green gunge on some wires/terminals. Wiring is probably 30-40 years old. What is the cause of this, I have never seen it before, even in older properties. Does this mean I need to rewire?
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:26 pm

[quote="BT"]Have just moved to a new house and discover that there is a green material staining some of the sockets. Removing them shows green gunge on some wires/terminals. Wiring is probably 30-40 years old. What is the cause of this, I have never seen it before, even in older properties. Does this mean I need to rewire?[/quote]

BT REACTION WIYH DISIMILAR MEATAL OR
I THINK THE COPPER COULD BE DAMP AND OXIDISING WITH THE
THE GREEN BEING COPPER SULPHATE.
NEEDS A PERIODIC INSPECTION TO ASSESS CONDITION OF
THE INSTALLATION.
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Postby BT » Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:21 pm

Thanks, rather what I thought.

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