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in the attic [Jun. 19th, 2011|09:33 am]
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...knob and tube still in use. eek!

[User Picture]From: eracerhead
2011-06-19 04:53 pm (UTC)
There is nothing particularly wrong with knob and tube. The primary difficulty is that it lacks the capacity for modern electrical demand. If you leave it in place with the appropriate fuses it should be fine, just don't tap into it with new wiring - make the K&T fusebox a sub panel and leave it alone.
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[User Picture]From: jenstclair
2011-06-20 12:40 am (UTC)
Agreed. My house has knob and tube wiring for the ceiling lights of each room (maybe not downstairs, but definitely the upstairs rooms.) There's absolutely nothing wrong with it.
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[User Picture]From: restoman
2011-07-22 07:00 pm (UTC)
I agree! There is nothing wrong with knob & tube as long as the insulation is intact and you don't overload it by adding lines onto it.
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[User Picture]From: rockychristine
2012-01-07 02:40 pm (UTC)
It looks like it's fairly well-preserved! Just run it by an electrician and if they're okay with it and it's in good shape, you should be fine.
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