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How to Upgrade Home Electrical Wiring

How to Upgrade Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring: Installing New Electrical Wiring in an Older Home.

Replacing Old Home Wiring
Electrical Question: I have purchased an old house I know there is old knob and tube wire and plan to replace it.

This electrical wiring question came from: David, from Macomb, Illinois.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question David.

Installing New Electrical Wiring in an Older Home

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Application: Rewiring an Old Home.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a licensed electrician.
Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools for Rough-In Wiring, Electric Drill and Auger Bits,  Extension Cords, and Ladders.
Safety: All personal safety measures must be taken when performing remodel projects where you may come into contact with hazardous materials and environmental contaminants  such as fiberglass insulation, vermiculite and asbestos, molds or mildew, as well as dust.
Estimated Time: Depends on the extent of the project, the type of wall coverings and structural construction and available access to the project area.
Precaution: Any existing wiring in the immediate area that may interfere with the installation should be identified and turned OFF and Tagged.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring or upgrading existing electrical circuits and wiring should always be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

How to Upgrade Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring

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