Sunday, December 2, 2007

Knob and tube wiring

I had been told that the house's wiring had been updated by an electrician in Aunt June's family.

Well, not entirely.

I have found a few spots with old "knob and tube" wiring. This freaks some people out.

My understanding is, as long as the black material that insulates the wire is in good condition and the area isn't packed with insulation, it's just fine.

More info:

Knob and tube wiring (includes pictures of dangerous wiring)

More K&T

History of knob and tube

Electrical systems in old houses

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