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Old 04-13-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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connecting 14/2 wire to knob and tube


I want to move the light switch about 5 feet, can I add new 14/2 at switch location?
switch is connected to knob and tube wire, I will just connect new wire to existing K&T connected to switch.

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No, you cannot do that. You cannot extend knob & tube.

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That old woring should have been changed out years ago.
http://www.philadelphia-electricians...-knobtube.html
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No, you cannot do that. You cannot extend knob & tube.
but, but, but, but, why?
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Lol!
No you can't it's illegal and unsafe!
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The code has a requirement that all new wiring be grounded. Extending an ungrounded circuit would still be ungrounded.

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