Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn ElectricLauterborn Electric has been very busy lately rewiring multiple residences all over the City of Philadelphia.  Many properties in Philadelphia still have the original wiring dating as far back as the 1920’s This rewiring requires us to take out all of the old wiring which includes old cloth wire, BX wire and knob and tube wire. These types of wiring are all outdated and can cause a hazardous situation. Knob and tube wiring is ungrounded and usually is falling apart due to the many years of use and overuse. BX is metal encased wire that uses the metal casing as a ground. However these metal casings become corroded and oxidized overtime causing the loss of grounding in devices. This is dangerous to a homeowner because a three pronged outlet can become ungrounded. We are making our way through the city replacing as much of this old wiring as possible. For all of your electrical needs contact you licensed Philadelphia electricians Lauterborn Electric. Click Images to Enlarge.