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Old 04-21-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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breaker size for old knob and tube

Have bought my dream house. A 1902 with knob and tube elec. that still works! It is a 2 story, 6000 sq ft house (needs MUCH work). I want to install an elevator in later years and I want to use this old knob and tube that is original to the house. My question is what size breaker do I use for wall plugs and what size do I use for lights?


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Old 04-21-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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K&T is not allowed to be modified at all, if touched/moved, it must be replaced.


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Old 04-21-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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6K sq. Ft If I was 25 years younger I would like to get the rewire on that old classic. Sorry to say, if you want a electric elevator, your whole house will have to have a new service and the AHJ will make you do a complete rewire.
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