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Updating Knob and Tube Wiring for an Older Home

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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.

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

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

    • 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

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