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Do Not Take Chances With Questionable Wiring: I have a electrical panel and off of the panel is a “relay box”.

Do Not Take Chances With Questionable Wiring

I have a electrical panel and off of the panel is a “relay box”.

This electrical question came from: Jeffrey, a Homeowner from Cromwell,CT

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Jeffrey.
Jeffery, without seeing exactly what you have described I can only speculate that this is an enclosure that was used for a special purpose relay setup that may have stopped working or the design was not correct. From the information that you have provided I would highly recommend that you have a qualified electrical contractor identify the wiring and make necessary corrections. This may be what is known in technical lingo as a Hodge-Podge which means it may need the attention of an expert because it was installed by a novice. Having discovered this I would highly recommend that your home have an electrical inspection as well, and that smoke detectors be installed and fully functional.

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