Insulation with Knob and tube wiring


Old 12-06-01, 09:07 AM
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Insulation with Knob and tube wiring

I recently purchased a home that was built in 1949. The insulation in the attic is just about gone, and there is no insulation in the floor, via crawl space. The home has some knob and tube wiring still in use. We had an electrician upgrade the house to 200 amp service and put in more cicuits to ease the load on the knob and tube that was to remain. I just read somewhere that I should be careful about what insulation is put around the knob and tube wiring. What can I use and what can't I? Is this job best left to the professionals? How much can be saved if I do it myself? Is it worth it?
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Old 12-06-01, 12:38 PM
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Knob-and-tube is a MAJOR fire hazard.
If you you don't know how to deal with it, call a pro.
Good Luck!
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