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revised Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
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comment Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
@JustinK I recommend running new circuits back to the breaker box: don't splice to old K&T, even in a box. Just chop bits of the K&T hydra off, making it smaller and smaller over time.
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comment Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
Any K&T run inside those walls should be cut back to a K&T junction. A new circuit should come from the breaker box to serve those loads. K&T deterioration is no big deal, except at metal junction boxes.
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comment AFCI keeps tripping after power outage
What model AFCI? Does it have indicator lights to narrow down the cause?
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revised AFCI keeps tripping after power outage
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comment What is “knob and tube wiring”?
See also diy.stackexchange.com/questions/20/…
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answered Is there an NEC-compliant method of repairing minor damage to electrical wire insulation without a junction box?
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comment Is there an NEC-compliant method of repairing minor damage to electrical wire insulation without a junction box?
Electrically the butt splice is not as good as solid copper wire. Here's a case where meeting the letter of code does not necessarily produce a superior work product. Your best option as people have said is take photos, patch it well with tape, and tell it to the judge (the city inspector).
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comment Is there an NEC-compliant method of repairing minor damage to electrical wire insulation without a junction box?
The AJH (inspector) has the final say. Their job is exactly to mandate reasonable solutions in the "real world", even for topics not directly covered by the NEC. If your inspector passes the patch it's compliant.
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comment Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
That said, while walls are open, it's so cheap and easy to replace the wiring, that you should do it.
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answered Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
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revised Inside of Washing Machine smells horrible. How to fix?
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answered Back door frame no longer square
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revised 30amp dryer on a 50amp breaker?
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comment Can these locks be rekeyed to the same key?
The true question is: can I purchase new lock cylinders that match, for the given three locks?
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comment 30amp dryer on a 50amp breaker?
From what I can see you're better off with a 30 amp breaker. The NEMA 14-30R plug/socket you have is 30 amp and you want the weakest link in your circuit to be the breaker.
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