Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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Are you speaking from a Safety concern or a Allowed concern. In regards to K & T, in the eyes of many electricians it is quite safe in regards to its nature.
However, in regards to its many problems like cracking and worn jackets and that it simply can't handle the modern day appliances and well I could go on.
IN regards to must it be replaced...Nope as the code does not require updating of systems that were code compliant at the time of their installation...with that said you draw a fine line between when people start adding things and trying to increase their systems and so on to which at that time it becomes a real concern.
But in a short answer...should K & T be replaced.......well my opinion is YES.....( not only because I have a kid to feed...lol ) as it just can't handle the modern needs of todays applicance and technology world...but is it required to be replaced...nope......sure isnt.
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