Re: Help with my 100 yr. old home's wiring
Just to clarify, you don't have to solder K&T *IF* the joint is in an accessible junction box with a proper c0ver.
Originally Posted by Blue RidgeParkway
Heat-shrink tubing (properly rated for the voltage, of course) is an excellent method of protecting wires with brittle insulation. You can try taping, but in my experience tape doesn't stick well to the old rubber-and-cloth covered wires.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.