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TOPIC: Knob & Tube Question

Knob & Tube Question 11 years 6 months ago #39501

Is knob & tube wiring tinned copper?  I saw several wires today that look silver, and I'm pretty sure it's not aluminum.
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Re: Knob & Tube Question 11 years 6 months ago #39504

Knob and tube wiring has no insulation.  That is why is must be in an open air environment.  Don't see any bare wires in your photo.

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Bruce Ramsey, ACI

Re: Knob & Tube Question 11 years 6 months ago #39514

I think he's talking about the 3 on the left in the back.

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Re: Knob & Tube Question 11 years 6 months ago #39517

Yes, Dom, sorry I wasn't clear.  Back left corner of the bar.  Doh!  ;)

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Re: Knob & Tube Question 11 years 6 months ago #39518

It could be tinned copper but still not convinced it is knob and tube.  K&T does not have any insulation on it.  

Usually much easier to find in the attic unless it is buried under insulation, which is a hazard.

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Bruce Ramsey, ACI

Re: Knob & Tube Question 11 years 6 months ago #39520

It looks like there may be other issues with this box?

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