Old Knob and tube removal

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by The old college try, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. The old college try

    The old college try Engineering Technician

    Jan 31, 2007
    Engineering Technician
    So, I removed all of the old knob and tube from my attic and now I have several places where there is 3" of old wiring popping up from the ceiling where I cut the wires. I'm sure that there is no power coming to these wires now, but what do I do to give the next guy that comes along a level of comfort that they're dead, so they don't have to go through what I went through. Also, do I have to be worried about someone coming along and tying back into the old wires in the wall and restoring power to these wires? I'm thinking of just taping off all of the stubs and leaving them to rest under the insulation. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

    Aug 23, 2005
    I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)
    Columbus, OH
    Tape them off and push them back into the holes down in the wall. Seal up the holes with spray foam or some caulking.

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  4. Bill Arden

    Bill Arden Computer Programmer

    Sep 30, 2006
    computer programmer
    MN, USA
    And don't forget to gather up the pieces and sell them. ;)

    Strangely... some antique collectors buy Knob and tube pieces.
  5. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

    Nov 8, 2005
    Hansville, Washington
    People will collect anything. Somebody wrote into an antique column a couple of days ago that they collect paper soap wrappers -- had some going back to 1914, I think.
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