Blow-in insulation over knob and tube
There have been numerous posts about K&T, and I have read through several of these. However, I would like to get some of your opions on my particular situation. We have K&T in the attic and the walls. A previous owner blew insulation into the attic that covered all of the K&T. Under the house (accessed by a crawl space), there are several vintages of romex that power the wall outlets.
Currently we don't have any problems. However, I am concerned about safety. I received three quotes to re-wire the entire house. It is very expensive as many of you know: $8,000 to $12,000. Two of the contractors said they would have to replace the relay panel.
What are your thoughts? Mainly I'm concerned about that blow-in insulation over the K&T. At a minimum can I bypass that with romex?
I appreciate any comments or thoughts on this.
Fort Worth, TX