Inspect the visible parts of your home to see if you can find any knob and tube wiring.
You won’t be able to look through the walls to see if any of this type of wiring is hidden underneath, but tube wiring is more predominant in the basement or the attic.
The attic and basement are not the only places knob and tube wiring can appear.
Since there is no ground wire, there is increased chance of shock and injury, especially around areas where water is prevalent. If you have an older home or commercial building (built before 1950), it’s very likely that you have knob and tube wiring installed.This poses a risk to you and your family or employees as well as your property.Because of the dangers involved, we urge you to contact a licensed electrician to detect and correct all knob and tube wiring in your home or commercial business.If you are selling your home or business building, it’s expedient for you to have this issue fixed in advance because your buyer won’t be able to get insurance with knob and tube wiring in place.Most insurance companies do not insure buildings that contain this type of wiring.
There are ways to fix this without rewiring your entire building which would be very expensive.
3) Older electrical systems use a 60 amp service but the wire is fused with 15 amps.
This means that more current is flowing through the wire than it is meant to handle, leading to excessive heat and possible fire.
Since buildings that contain this type of wiring are old, the problem is increased.
Modern wiring uses much better insulation materials that are much safer.
But why is it so dangerous that nobody wants to insure it?