Knob and tube buried in fiberglass insulation


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Old 04-15-18, 11:53 AM
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Knob and tube buried in fiberglass insulation

We recently found some spliced knob and tube wiring buried in the fiberglass insulation in the attic floor. We are in the process of replacing it but I'm curious if this set-up is safe. I thought that knob and tube wiring buried in fiberglass insulation was a fire hazard.
 
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Old 04-15-18, 01:08 PM
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By code.... the K&T wiring shall not be covered by insulation. Ir must be allowed to cool.

What are you replacing... the insulation or the wiring ?
 
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We are replacing the K&T with romex and will add more insulation when the residing is completed.
 
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Old 04-15-18, 02:48 PM
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Excellent... then you can fully insulate the area.
 
 

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