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. John
Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing"#83752 02/19/0308:33 PM02/19/0308:33 PM
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
Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing"#83753 02/19/0309:20 PM02/19/0309:20 PM
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.