Whenever Lauterborn Electric runs into Knob and Tube wiring we always recommend replacing it.
Walking through the property to game plan a strategy to rewire is essential as properties differ in size and structure. This property is a typical Fishtown row home with solid exterior and party walls with plaster over them.
Replacing Knob and Tube Wiring
When we run into this type of structure the only way to replace the knob and tube wiring is to channel the solid walls and install EMT piping and metal boxes. This is done to protect the new wiring and devices. Once the wiring and piping is complete, patching and painting is needed to complete the process. The images show the old knob and tube and the piping which was installed to replace it.
For all your electrical needs contact your Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Lauterborn Electric.