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"LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing" #83749
02/19/03 12:32 AM
02/19/03 12:32 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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[Linked Image]

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.

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 02-19-2003).]


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Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing" #83750
02/19/03 06:04 PM
02/19/03 06:04 PM
electure  Offline

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Joe,
Can we still install K & T?



[This message has been edited by electure (edited 02-19-2003).]

Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing" #83751
02/19/03 06:27 PM
02/19/03 06:27 PM
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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.
John


John
Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing" #83752
02/19/03 08:33 PM
02/19/03 08:33 PM
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ThinkGood  Offline
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Here's K&T spliced with BX:
[Linked Image]

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

Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing" #83753
02/19/03 09:20 PM
02/19/03 09:20 PM
HotLine1  Offline

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ThinkGood:
Thank you for the pics.

Joe: Forgot to mention in my above reply, The ads you post are GREAT.
John


John
Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing" #83754
02/19/03 10:22 PM
02/19/03 10:22 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing" #83755
02/19/03 11:08 PM
02/19/03 11:08 PM
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ThinkGood  Offline
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John:

My pleasure. That was in my attic [Linked Image]

Re: "LOOM" is "Flexible Tubing" #83756
02/22/03 02:44 PM
02/22/03 02:44 PM
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harold endean  Offline
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Boonton, NJ
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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