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#83749 - 02/18/03 09:32 PM "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing"
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The NEC still uses the term "Flexible Tubing" See 314.17(B) for example.

I used it to protect the generator wire on my 1929 Model A.

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#83750 - 02/19/03 03:04 PM Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing"
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Joe,
Can we still install K & T?



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#83751 - 02/19/03 03:27 PM Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing"
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Joe:
Wasn't this stuff used on some K&T installations?
I seem to remember a few jobs that had K&T, and in a few places in the basement ceiling, the conductors were in some type of "flex tube", like cotton.
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#83752 - 02/19/03 05:33 PM Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing"
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Here's K&T spliced with BX:


A short excerpt from the 2002 NEC:
Quote:

394.10 Uses Permitted. Concealed knob-and-tube wiring
shall be permitted to be installed in the hollow spaces of
walls and ceilings or in unfinished attics and roof spaces as
provided in 394.23 only as follows:
(1) For extensions of existing installations
(2) Elsewhere by special permission

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#83753 - 02/19/03 06:20 PM Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing"
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ThinkGood:
Thank you for the pics.

Joe: Forgot to mention in my above reply, The ads you post are GREAT.
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#83754 - 02/19/03 07:22 PM Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing"
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Look here for more ads! Thanks for your kind words.
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#83755 - 02/19/03 08:08 PM Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing"
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John:

My pleasure. That was in my attic

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#83756 - 02/22/03 11:44 AM Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing"
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Joe,

How many times I had to deal with K&T wiring. Yikes. Man that stuff could get scary. I have seen many attics with K&T wiring and there is insulation all around it. ( Sometimes with AL foil backing up against the single wire.)Also how many times I have dropped down a light fixture with K&T wiring only to find 2 bare pieces of copper wire. All the insulation was dried, cracked, and fell off the old RH wire on the K&T.

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