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lesterap
Knob and Tube

Hello,

My house was built in 1870 and it has knob and tube wiring. I recently read on TOH that insulation covering knob and tube wire can cause it to over heat. Since the only insulation I have in my house is in the attic should I isolate the wiring from the insualtion some how (uncover it)?

Thanks

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Knob and Tube

Knob and tube wiring should not be covered with insulation it was designed for air circulation to dissipate the heat.
Jack

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Knob and Tube
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

Knob and tube wiring should not be covered with insulation it was designed for air circulation to dissipate the heat.
Jack

I agree 100%
Funny thing is here in Central Penna, you will find many old homes where exactly that was done. Go figure.

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