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comment Should old knob and tube wiring be replaced?
And if it's asbestos, best policy is to leave it in place. Moving it, even with care, has been shown to increase the number of fibers in the air.
Mar
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comment Should old knob and tube wiring be replaced?
I slip new loom over the top of the old brittle wire. Or, modern heat shrink, and don't have to splice anything. The salvage places (Ohmega and Urban Ore near San Francisco) have the tubes.
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comment Should old knob and tube wiring be replaced?
80 years is nothing to copper. 80 year old copper is fine. And the 80 year old wood in the same house is probably better than modern wood. The wire used in knob & tube is generally 14 or 12 gauge, same as modern wire, except spaced better.
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revised Dryer vent passing through two wooden beams. Is it safe?
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comment Dryer vent passing through two wooden beams. Is it safe?
@Michal no need for fire caulk, regular old caulk is fine.
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comment Stool sounds like foghorn!
What kind of stool has a waterline?
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answered Dryer vent passing through two wooden beams. Is it safe?
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comment How to protect exterior galvanized flashing?
@mike, expensive because of need to tear out stucco, as the flashing goes under the stucco. Local bid is $100/foot for that.
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comment What's the proper procedure for replacing ungrounded circuits?
@ThreePhaseEelm a GFCI will not protect downstream outlets if there are only two wires between the points.
Feb
16
comment What could be causing AFCI breakers to keep tripping?
The "official" place to report false tripping is afcisafety.org/report.html
Feb
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comment AFCI & GFCI nuisance tripping
AFCI false tripping reports can be made at afcisafety.org/report.html
Feb
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comment Does XPS+OSB subfloor need to be anchored?
Plywood, straight, screwed together into a floating raft.
Feb
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reviewed Close How much damage can a grow-op do to a house in 3 months?
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comment How much damage can a grow-op do to a house in 3 months?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not really a question, more of a statement of worry.