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Modern households use much higher loads of electricity than the wiring was originally designed for- the standard is now 60 amps.
Homeowners should not install higher amp fuses to match the increase in electricity use as this will cause the wires to overheat.
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You may want to replace the corroded nuts or bib washer.
Knob and tube wiring, when not properly maintained, yields an increased risk in shock or fires.
If home buyers can’t take it out, or are unable to do it within a certain time frame, or if it is active, they can still get insurance through the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (MPIUA).
The MPIUA provides basic property insurance on eligible property for applicants who have been unable to gain insurance through the voluntary market.
Keep in mind rates for MPIUA tend to be higher (between 30-60%) than a standard insurance company in Massachusetts.
Major selling guides (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & FHA) are ok with knob and tube wiring as long as it functions, is safe, in good condition and is a minimum of 60 amps.
Some Issues with Knob and Tube Wiring When you are buying a home with knob and tube wiring, there are a few issues to be aware of.