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Can I wire sockets with 18gauge wire for 40watt bulbs?
I have two light fixtures that I am rewiring the sockets on - one four socket fixture and one five socket fixture. I only use and intend to continue using 40watt bulbs. I believe each is wired with a basic 110 jigawatt line. Is the 18 gauge wire I bought gonna do me right? The 16 was much fatter and I didn't like it.
Bonus point question: Can one still buy the rope-style wires, without the asbestos of yore? I'm picturing a modern wire with an aesthetic cord casing - it seems like someone should have done this.
e~ I don't know anything else about my circuit box except that the house is old as balls and probably was at least partially rewired several times.