Knob & Tube Wiring
KNOB & TUBE WIRING REPLACEMENTS
Was your home built in 1940, or earlier? If you so, your home most likely has what is called “knob and tube” wiring or an ungrounded electrical system. Knob and tube wiring was considered “state-of-the-art” in Victoria back then, but now is considered extremely dangerous and is in violation of BC's current electrical code and as a result, is often not able to be insured by most insurance underwriters. Let us take care of your knob and tube wiring replacements in your home. Call us for a free quoteWe are specialists in the replacement of knob and tube wiring, originally found in most Victoria homes.
POOR INSULATION ON WIRING
Knob and tube wiring used sheathing to insulate the wires, and these disintegrate rapidly over time. Buildings in Victoria that contain knob and tube wiring are older which only increases this problem.
TWO STRANDED WIRING
Uses a hot wire and a neutral wire only, there is no ground wire. As a result, there is absolutely no protection should a fault occur. Electrical shocks and fires can often result from faults caused by knob and tube two stranded wiring
60 AMP SERVICE
Older knob and tube electrical systems use a 60 amp service, with the wiring fused at 15amps. This means more current is flowing through knob and tube wiring than it is meant to handle, which leads to excessive heat and sometimes fires.
TWO PRONG OUTLETS
Knob and tube electrical systems also use two-prong receptacles, restricting the use of kitchen appliances. Without the presence of a ground wire, the risk of shock and severe injury are greatly increased