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    Default K & B and insulation

    Found this while strolling in an attic this morning. went straight down and turned the power off and called the realtor. luckily the house is vacant. The wire insulation was also missing in several places and it was all hot and hot Never a dull moment

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    K&B? Is that short for "knob & bube" or "ken & bob"?

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    Hey Tony, do you mind if I use those pics?


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    Be my guest. Sure can get a point across.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    K&B? Is that short for "knob & bube" or "ken & bob"?
    I guess I must have had my mind on food.... theres a K&B cafeteria that I ate at yesterday.


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    Is the discoloration of the attic insulation 1) bleed-out of material from the wiring's insulation, 2) discoloration as a result of overheating, or 3) something else?

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    BTW, the condition of that particular section of wiring aside, the issue of knob and tub in insulated spaces is a bit more complicated that you might expect (or than I expected, anyway):

    http://paragoninspects.com/pdf/elect...eandtheNEC.pdf
    http://paragoninspects.com/pdf/elect...tubewiring.pdf

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    [QUOTE=Michael Thomas;47830]Is the discoloration of the attic insulation 1) bleed-out of material from the wiring's insulation, 2) discoloration as a result of overheating, or 3) something else?

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    It was from over heating......


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    Thanks

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