If you are buying an older home, doing a home inspection is always important. You need to know what’s lurking behind those walls, especially when it comes to your electrical. If your inspector comes back with the report letting you know that you’ve got Knob and Tube, you may have yourself a real problem. Let’s discuss.
What is knob-and-tube wiring?
Also called K&T, is a very early type of electrical wiring that was installed during the 1880s until the 1930s. It was eventually displaced as the cost of installation was high and is only allowed in very rare cases in new installations.
What is the problem with it?
Most homebuyers who find out that they have knob and tube wiring will opt to replace it. The reason for this is that modern…