Knob & Tube Wiring...

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

complete home inspections, brentwood tnKnob & Tube Wiring...

has been around for several years, and is quite prevalent in many of the older, more established neighborhoods in Nashville, TN and other markets across the country. These are relatively safe systems IF, like sleeping dogs, you let them lie.

However, folks just L-O-O-OVE toknob and tube wiring, knob & tube wiring tinker. And for some reason, they just L-O-O-OVE to tinker with electricity. ((sigh)) They just get out the tape and wire nuts and go at it and leaving things as they are. Talk about dangling participles... 

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Rainer
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Mike Parks
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Replace the K & T. Period.

I have yet to see an existing installation that is safe.

If you find one let me know and send me pictures.

November 28, 2009 08:14 PM
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Carra Riley
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Michael,

That insulation looks creepy... Good thing you know what is code and what is not... looks like  a mess to me. 

November 28, 2009 11:05 PM
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Charles Buell
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Michael, in Washington State we actually have a law that supersedes the NEC which allows for burying knob & tube wiring in insulation----go figure.

November 29, 2009 05:09 PM
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Mike Parks
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Charles

You have to be kidding but I know that you are not.

Very dangerous.

November 30, 2009 08:55 AM
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Robert L. Brown
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That can be some serious stuff. I've seen alot of this in my tenure in the business.

December 13, 2009 01:00 PM
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