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Curmudgeon
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I've worked on some of the
Sears Roebuck houses.
Weird having part numbered lumber.
 

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I wanna sell GE wiring so I can buy a spiffy new black truck. (from 1927)

 

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He has seen it advertised for three years.

Good old nob and tube wiring.Still going strong in some homes.

Must have been the end of the gas light era.
is nob and tube that stuff with the stiff black tubes? if so, i still have some of that crap in my house, my house was built back in 1945.
 

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Curmudgeon
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He has seen it advertised for three years.

Good old nob and tube wiring.Still going strong in some homes.

Must have been the end of the gas light era.
1927, they were using armored cable.
 
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Curmudgeon
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is nob and tube that stuff with the stiff black tubes? if so, i still have some of that crap in my house, my house was built back in 1945.
If it's knob and tube,
it was done long before '45.
They even had romex by then.
 

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is nob and tube that stuff with the stiff black tubes? if so, i still have some of that crap in my house, my house was built back in 1945.

Knob & tube:









 

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Curmudgeon
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Don't doubt it is knob and tube,
just that it's older than '45.
Maybe the house was moved?
 

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Don't doubt it is knob and tube,
just that it's older than '45.
Maybe the house was moved?
then it probably is. all i know is it was a PITA to move. i had to move the light switch over to another stud, and that stuff doesnt bend for sh*t. i took my chisel and went to work for a few minutes, finished and nailed it onto the other stud, i was pretty satisfied. then scratched my head and said to myself "why didnt i just use the sawsall" :w00t:
 

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thats what mine looks like excepts its in the walls and hooked up to modern light switch. maybe its not it then.
There's no other wiring method that even remotely resembles K&T.
 
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