Old, old wiring, and insulation


Old 10-02-02, 12:42 PM
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Old, old wiring, and insulation

Hi- I'm looking at insulating a older house built in 1917 that still has some of the original wiring in use. The plan is to use blown in cellulose. My concern is that when I blow the insulation in, it will disrupt the old peg and wire wiring or it may cause a fire hazard. Is this an issue with this type of wiring? If so, is there ways around it besides removing the old wiring?
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Old 10-02-02, 12:53 PM
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Sorry, but what you are planning is both a fire hazard and a code violation. Either replace the wiring before insulating, or insulate in some other way. You may not bury knob and tube wiring in insulation. The old insulation on the wire cannot survive the resulting heat buildup.
Old 10-02-02, 01:00 PM
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alright, I'll have to re-think it
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