correct way to remove a Knob and Tube splice?


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Old 07-02-14, 07:29 PM
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correct way to remove a Knob and Tube splice?

I would like to replace a couple of the remaining knob and tube outlets in the front room of my house. Both outlets have wiring spliced onto other K&T lines.

What is the best way to terminate the splice so I can remove the wiring? My understanding is the wires are spliced then soldered. Do I cut the wire that branches off and re-wrap the existing run?

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Old 07-02-14, 07:33 PM
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You would need to cut the wires off as close as possible to the splice and then re-tape the splice including the cut wire.
 
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Sounds easy enough. Do I need to wrap the spice in rubber tape before electrical?
 
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Old 07-02-14, 07:40 PM
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You certainly could if you had it. That would make for a very secure job.
 
 

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