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Knob and Tube Wiring

What is knob and tube wiring? Knob and Tube wiring, also known as K&T, used to be the standard for wiring houses and buildings. Way back in the 1880s, electricians would run single-insulated copper conductors through holes drilled in joists and studs. Knob and Tube wiring installation was eventually abandoned due to high cost of insulation, and fear of possible risks associated with knob and tube. What good would knob and tube wiring be? New installation of knob and tube wiring is severely limited in the US for specific situations, nowadays, but back in the 1900s, K&T was the least
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