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Updating Knob and Tube Wiring for an Older Home


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Is it common practice to add new wire with old knob and tube wiring? How to Replace Knob and Tube Wiring, Replacing Old Electrical Wiring, What Areas of the Home to Rewire First.

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Electrical Question: Is it common practice to add new wire with old knob and tube wiring?

I’m purchasing a 1910 home with updated 100amp service box located in the basement.

Please help!
Thanks, Ruth.

This electrical wiring question came from Ruth, in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Ruth.

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2 Responses to “Updating Knob and Tube Wiring for an Older Home”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Curtis,
    I would definitely install new dedicated circuits for the baseboard heaters that will be installed. The new circuits should be sized according to the electrical requirements of the new baseboard heaters.
    I hope this helps,
    Dave

  2. CURTIS SCOTT says:

    I have a question about adding four 120 volt Baseboard heaters to and older house with Knob and Tube wiring.