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  1. Electrical
    First time here. Just looking to get some opinions and feasibility on a project I've been meaning to do: replacing one room's knob and tube electrical wiring with standard Romex from the breaker to the existing outlets. My home, which was built in 1930, has the two wire/cloth wire...
  2. Electrical
    Hey all, some backstory: I've been working on rewiring my new home and have successfully updated the wiring to have dedicated 20a circuits for most of the appliances. Now the hard part begins of actually replacing all the runs for receptacles and lights in all the rooms. Before you ask, I...
  3. Electrical
    Hi again, I removed some drywall that was covering up the cellar ceiling and so far have not found any knob and tube wiring. Is this only commonly found after the wires are split up? I've tracked many circuits and so far haven't found any k&t nor any evidence of it ever existing there. I did...
  4. Electrical
    I am planning to install an arc fault breaker on a knob and tube wired circuit. I have installed the arc fault breakers on a sub panel that is wired with romex, which was easy to pair the same circuit hot and neutral together. Since I need to pair the hot and neutral together with the knob and...
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    Hi folks, this is my first post. Here it goes: We have a 1914 house. I'm redoing our bathroom. I know we have a few pieces of knob and tube left - overhead lights on the main floor only. The bathroom is on the main floor. I removed lath & plaster. There are two wires going to the switch, no...
  6. Electrical
    Hello all! I've installed a 42 bulb/25 watt chandelier and I'd like to install a dimmer switch. I would need a switch that can handle 1050 Watts correct? Does such a switch exist? The highest I've seen is rated at 1000 Watts. Also I should mention that the wiring is knob and tube and I know...
  7. Electrical
    Hey guys, I'm new on here, and I have a few questions about an old 3 pole knife switch electrical panel. First off, why are there three "poles" instead of two? The hot, the neutral, then what? Second, why are all three fused? Shouldn't only the hot be fused? Third, is this still safe if it...
  8. Electrical
    We are in the process of selling a rental property. We are currently under contract with a buyer but following their home inspection, they want the exposed knob and tube wiring in the attic to be replaced. I believe the wiring is fairly readily accessible up there (no drywall) but it's a...
  9. Electrical
    I own a 1920's Home with (among others) Knob and Tubing. A while back a light bulb was being changed in a ceiling light fixture - and the fixture came loose from the ceiling and shorted (smoked\sparked). This caused no breakers to pop, but I now have no power n 3 of the ceiling fixtures in the...
  10. Electrical
    Hi. I am new here and new to home ownership. My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home but we are wondering if our inspection report poses a deal breaker. The majority of the house is run off of knob and tube wiring and a 60 amp fuse box. In order for us to even get a loan...
  11. Electrical
    Hi. I am new here and new to home ownership. My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home but we are wondering if our inspection report poses a deal breaker. The majority of the house is run off of knob and tube wiring and a 60 amp fuse box. In order for us to even get a loan...
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