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Old 09-06-2008, 12:01 AM   #1
 
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Default Hello, my first post on the forums!

I've been lurking on the forums for some time now and I decided to introduce myself.

I'm 22 years and I received my construction electricity diploma from a tech school last may. I started my apprenticeship 2 weeks ago for a small company that does a little of everything. I'm loving every part of the trade so far. Theres alot of differences between the things they teach in school and in the real life work. I never learned to work with a drill in school and it may be the most important tool I use on the job.

We are 3 in the company so I pretty much get to see, learn and work on everything for scratch to finish! I'm currently in the local 568 (in québec)

This week I've got the chance to re-wire an old apartment building. I think it was built in the 20's. What's up with the K&T wiring??? lol, it got my confused all week long . This stuff is dangerous!

Anyway, i'm glad that I found this site!

Have a nice day!

Mat Gagné


*sorry for spelling and grammar, english is not my main language
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:55 AM   #2
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Greetings and welcome!

K&T was pretty common 'back in the day'. Sometime inthe future, electrician will wonder how we wired homes with NM....
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Knob and tube was the accepted practice during the first half of the last century.

So, any older buildings that were wired during that era will have had it installed, many of which are still in service today.

The best thing I can suggest is disconnect and remove as much of it as possible, making your rewire effort worthwhile.


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