Updating knob tube wiring yourself
Chances are you may have to pay a little extra to protect your building, but a few preventive dollars and hours can save big sums spent on restoring battered walls and weakened structures.
Make sure specialists each focus on their areas of expertise.
And our electrical work to date has left uneven holes punched in our walls and ceilings, which have proved difficult to repair.
Creating a clean cut via a hole saw or careful work (bottom) will make it easier to make walls or ceilings whole again.
(Photo: Jon Crispin) Computers, blenders, TVs, even refrigerators—none of these existed when many historic homes were built and first wired.
Integrate switches and plates into the historic look and feel of the house.Make cleanup and restoration as important as the wiring itself.9.Aim for “home runs” for key areas and appliances—these are when a wire runs directly from a circuit breaker to an outlet, with no other devices on that breaker.Always put things in writing, but leave flexibility.Surprises invariably show up, especially when you’re digging deep into a building’s structure.7.