Knob and Tube Wiring in Older Dream Homes

It is a familiar story in the GTA. After weeks, months, or sometimes even years of searching, people finally find the older home of their dreams. One with character, elegance and nostalgic charm. A home that stands apart from many of today’s newer properties that are functional, but not necessarily distinguished. Have you found your older dream home? Ensure that it doesn’t turn into a costly and potentially dangerous nightmare. Upgrade the knob and tube wiring.. Knob and Tube Wiring Widely used in homes from about the 1880s to the 1950s, knob and tube wiring refers to a method in which single wires that are wrapped in a cloth sheath. The problem with this approach is that there is no ground wire, it pre-dates wiring temperature ratings, and it is a “free air” system. This means the wires are suspended in the air behind walls and in attics which are likely now…