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I installed knob and tube in the Cleveland area in the early 1960s. We started to add a green ground and that's what finally killed it. the cost increased by a third because of the ground and local jurisdictions also argued over the best way to splice the ground. Some allowed soldering while other insisted on a crimped connection.

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On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:32:31 +0000, bob lang
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I installed knob and tube in the Cleveland area in the early 1960s.
We started to add a green ground and that's what finally killed it.
the cost increased by a third because of the ground and local jurisdictions
also argued over the best way to splice the ground.
Some allowed soldering while other insisted on a crimped connection.


New install - legal and inspected - of K&T in the 1960's ?
OK if you say so ..
John T.

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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 5:32:36 PM UTC-4, bob lang wrote:
I installed knob and tube in the Cleveland area in the early 1960s. We started to add a green ground and that's what finally killed it. the cost increased by a third because of the ground and local jurisdictions also argued over the best way to splice the ground. Some allowed soldering while other insisted on a crimped connection.

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I would think it would have already been dead by then too, compared to Romex due to
cost, including labor to install. I know here in NJ I have not seen it in any new work in
buildings back to at least WWII.



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