Things To Do With Knob And Tube Wires

In older homes it's normal to encounter knob and tube wiring in walls, ceilings, and floors. If you're remodeling or repairing your home and are going to tie in to your existing electrical system you need to first make confident that your current system is able to manage the load. In case you've got a knob and tube electrical system it isn't recommended to re install the knob and tube cables nor can it be recommended to tie in the present system. cost to replace knob and tube wiring has been that the initial 'in-wall' electrical system and worked good before people began placing insulation in ceilings and walls.

Knob and tube wiring systems typically aren't trained correctly, and if they're grounded it's usually improperly tied into the water pipes that could possibly offer the homes operating water an electrical charge. Imagine going to clean your hands and ZAP! That is the reason we are attempting to get rid of knob and tube wiring where ever possible.

Do not forget to switch off the power to the cables you'll be working on, and also check that there's not any current running through them after the juice has been trimmed by using a power tester. The appropriate strategy is to follow the person wires back to their nearest ceramic or glass insulator, and cut them out there. Tape off the finish of this bare cable with vinyl electrical tape, and wrap the entire insulator with tape to guarantee safety.

Another acceptable method to terminate the cables is in an available service box at the wall (cables must always be restricted and recorded from the service box). I've had people tell me that there are still laws on the code publications which state it's legal to link or terminate tube and horn cables inside of a wall cavity with no available box.