What Is Knob and Tube Wiring, and Is It Hiding in Your Home?
What is knob and tube wiring? While it might sound like a bad 1990s indie band, it’s actually an outdated electrical system that’s still found in many old homes in the United States.
Often abbreviated as K&T, this early standard—widespread in residences built from the 1880s to the 1930s—is often considered a hazard today, depending on how it was installed.
So if a home you’re hoping to buy has it, you’ll want to have it examined closely and possibly replaced. Why?