Originally Posted By: rray
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'Twas working on Memorial Day (no one else would!) and found an electrified house. I know what was going on, and it just so happened the Client was an electrician and confirmed my thoughts, but I thought I would post the particulars here and let everyone hash it out. The electrician worked in this specific neighborhood and says he sees it quite often.
Construction date: 1921
Exterior walls: stucco
Interior walls: lathe and plaster
Interior wiring: knob and tube (visible in the attic)
Attic insulation: loose fill cotton/wool
My tic tracer indicated that the knob and tube wiring in the attic was active. However, it also indicated that the loose fill insulation in the attic was active (so we didn't go into the attic). It also indicated that all the walls were active. It also indicated that the door hinges were active. It also indicated that all the copper water pipes were active.
What was going on?
I'll just follow the discussion and won't say anything else unless asked specific questions.
Home inspections. . . .
One home at a time.