Diy updating knob and tube
Poor installation is more common on modern wire, compared to K&T which was installed only by guild trained electricians.From Home Energy Magazine 'Knob and Tube Not a Fire Hazard': Legislation was enacted in Washington state to allow insulating over knob-and-tube wiring per Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) specifications. Why not spend 0 or less and replace your bathtub and shower fixtures?If your bathtub/shower has old fixtures that leak, are rusty, peeling, or are discolored, it is time to remove and replace them.What they do care about is the type of Circuit Breakers you have.
If you're concerned at all, turn off the affected circuits, and get rid of it. The other time you really really should replace it is if it runs through insulation, especially blown-in cellulose. Knob and tube was designed to use open space as an insulator.
We will be replacing the tub spout, the faucet handle & knob, and the chrome plate.