Small Household Appliances/Sunbeam t20b rewiring
I have a sunbeam t20b toaster from 1952, when looking for cloth covered wire I can only find 18 gauge. Is that sufficient for the current and heat associated with a toaster?
I am really surprised that you can find any cloth covered wire at all. We have to use a three wire 16 ga. wire but it is plastic coated. We have to use a grounded plug because of shock possibility. As a home owner you can use 18 ga. wire. A toaster is not used all that much so I think your 18 ga. would work. If you can get a core with a molded plug it is better. After attaching the wire to the toaster, run at least three cycles on the toaster and see if the plug or wire is getting hot. I may get warm and that is natural just not hot to the touch. Usually a toaster is only used for one cycle at a time with time to cool off.
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