Old Wiring

It has been fascinating to see the old Knob and Tube wiring, with its supply and return wires run separately.¬† This type of wiring was becoming standard in North America around the time our house¬† was built and, apparently, was still being installed in some NY buildings until the mid 1970’s.

Rather than explain it in this post, here’s a couple of interesting links:

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knob-and-tube_wiring

Inspectapedia
https://inspectapedia.com/electric/Knob_and_Tube_Wiring.php

We also found some old fabric-covered wiring in the basement.