They stopped using K&T in the 30ís and this house was built in the late 50ís so I donít think itís K&T. This is more like the old cloth romex. What Iíve done so far is run new 14/2 from the switch box to the light. I just need to run the 14/2 inside the switch box (see below).If you only had two wires at the switch box and two wires at the light box, you are dealing with K&T wiring, and a complete rewire is called for.
The other two wires (nuetral/ground) are going to another light switch (on the same fuse) on the other side of the wall. I am also running new grounds and neutrals to each switch box in the branch (there are 4 in total).
No, haven't gotten that far yet. Still need to run another neutral and ground to another switch on the branch first. Hopefully Monday I can button this project up...
Wouldn't it be a whole lot safer to test it 'through the switch' instead of touching the live wires?