This is strongly discouraged by Hunter for the following reasons:
- It is unlikely that the pre-existing wire meets the specifications for gauge, twist, and solid copper.
- Pre-existing wire will not be color-coded correctly for the decoder wires.
- Pre-existing wire may have invisible problems (shorts, breaks, increased resistance, or damaged insulation) that will be inherited by the new installation.
|14 AWG standard decoder cable||12 AWG long range,
heavy-duty decoder cable
|ID1GRY||Gray jacket||ID2GRY||Gray jacket|
|ID1PUR||Purple jacket||ID2PUR||Purple jacket|
|ID1YLW||Yellow jacket||ID2YLW||Yellow jacket|
|ID1ORG||Orange jacket||ID2ORG||Orange jacket|
|ID1BLU||Blue jacket||ID2BLU||Blue jacket|
|ID1TAN||Tan jacket||ID2TAN||Tan jacket|