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Knob & Tube Wiring

Knob and tube wiring is found in residential structures over 50 years of age. Knob and tube wiring is made up of a parallel black hot wire and a white neutral wire. The two wires are kept apart by insulating knobs and ceramic tubes. Knob and tube wiring poses a higher safety risk than modern wiring. Here are three facts on knob and tube wiring:

FACT 1: There is no ground wire (the third wire seen in a modern electrical system)

FACT 2: Due to their age, the wires are highly susceptible to wearing and exposure. This condition presents a safety hazard.

FACT 3: The unintentional contact of the hot and neutral wires may create an electrical fire danger.

WHAT TO DO: Call a licensed electrical contractor if you have concerns about the condition of your knob and tube electrical wiring in your home.

Lighthouse Electrical, Inc. provides free estimates to homeowners and home buyers. We repair and/or replace electrical discrepancies listed on home inspection reports and provide an industry-leading two-year warranty on all work performed (labor and parts). Call Lighthouse Electrical, Inc. at (336) 407-8121 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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