Knob and Tube Wiring in Massachusetts Homes

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Most older homes in Massachusetts built before 1930 are likely to have Knob and Tube Wiring. This electrical wiring can usually be visible in attics and basements. Knob and Tube Wiring is easily recognized by its ceramic cylindrical knobs and cleats as seen in these pictures. This Knob and Tube was residing in an old Victorian Massachusetts Home built in 1890.

While there is differing opinions on the safety of Knob and Tube wiring in Massachusetts homes there is little debate that modern electrical wiring systems are preferred. One potential safety issue with Knob and Tube wiring in Massachusetts homes is that home owners are tempted to hang items such as hangers from the wires causing increased saftey risk.

 

Another disadvantage is that potential home buyers in Massachusetts wishing to purchase a home that contains Knob and Tube Wiring may find difficulty in getting insurance for their new investment. Read more about Knob and Tube Wiring in Massachusetts Homes.

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Anthony Giglio

Broker Associate

RE/MAX Advantage Plus
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Email: anthonysellsmn@gmail.com
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Anthony Giglio is a Realtor with RE/MAX Advantage Plus and is on the Minnesota Real Estate Team which sells over 1500 homes each year in MN. He is always available to help you with your real estate questions and needs. 

 

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Good info!  Most of the properties here in Northern Virginia are newer, so we don't encounter knob and tube wiring...

 

Thanks for sharing!

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