Originally Posted By: dvalley
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The question should have stated “original installation”. There are many homes that have K&T wiring with junction boxes added to them “after the fact”.
I usually find old K&T wiring that has been expanded and improperly spliced using the shiny electrical tape. This splice may appear to be the original wiring, except the tape is not “the old” cloth tape. I recommend that this improper splice be installed into a junction box.
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