While knob and tube electrical wiring is not illegal or required to be replaced, it is unfortunately an obsolete wiring method. Exposure to leaks and animal damage further compound wire exposure and safety issues. Even 60 years ago most homes did not boast air conditioners, microwaves, and dishwashers, let alone computers, extensive home theater equipment, and personal electronics. Compounding damage and dangers with age. Changes over time, however, disrupt this proper structure: Added insulation Added insulation in attics and wall cavities can lead to the overheating of these wires, which were designed to remain suspended in open air. These open wire systems were added to homes with the first electrical installations of the early s through the s, though homes in some jurisdictions allowed their installation as late as the s. Only a hot and neutral wire are provided, creating an enormous safety risk for your appliances — and you.
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