... I priced 4/0 cable and decided to see what I could do to rehabilitate the old ones. ...
For a lot of us that this ain't our first rodeo, we've seen a lot of cables on old vehicles that if you slice the insulation open, there's nothing but green powder inside. In the immortal words of Thomas Edison "don't depend on that to be a good conductor"!
BH NC USA
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