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    Default Knob & Tube Jbox?

    100 year old house with some knob & tube wiring. Not sure but this connection to the door bell xfmr doesn't look right? Shoudn't it go into a box?

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    Default Re: Knob & Tube Jbox?

    Low voltage, no box required, Just looks like $$$$hit And the K&T is also $ with the hit at the end


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    Default Re: Knob & Tube Jbox?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post

    100 year old house with some
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    Vermiculite!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    Low voltage, no box required, Just looks like $$$$hit And the K&T is also $ with the hit at the end
    Wayne, that is the primary wire at my foot. 110v

    and Billy, thats not Vermiculite it's cellulose, guess the pic leaves a little to be desired.


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    Default Re: Knob & Tube Jbox?

    I wouldn't want that in my attic or in my client's either.

    It doesn't look like a 100 yr old tranny. Any add-ons must be in a j-box, because soldering K&T in an attic is a lost art.


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    Default Re: Knob & Tube Jbox?

    anything 50 volts or less no box needed
    anything over 50 volts a box is needed


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    Default Re: Knob & Tube Jbox?

    That pic, BTW, is a great illustration of why I will NOT go wading through retrofit loose fill insulation in older homes - you never know what's down there...

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    Default Re: Knob & Tube Jbox?

    I hope that a note was made that K&T is not to be insulated around in your report.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    I wouldn't want that in my attic or in my client's either.

    It doesn't look like a 100 yr old tranny. Any add-ons must be in a j-box, because soldering K&T in an attic is a lost art.
    Might not be 100 but I bet it's every bit of 50!

    I'm passing the batton on to Sparky.


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    Default Re: Knob & Tube Jbox?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    I wouldn't want that in my attic or in my client's either.

    Any add-ons must be in a j-box.
    I should clarify this, the connections to the original 120 v K&T wiring should be in a J-box, if they were added later, ie, not properly soldered and taped. There is no need for the transformer itself to be in a box, it is already in a too hot location in that attic.
    The insulation makes the whole situation unsafe, so you are correct to call for an electrician's input.


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