Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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125 years old, 18"wide stacked stone foundation, 3 brick wide brick walls. ]
[ Image: Interior ]
[ Image: Top Loaded Main Breaker ]
[ Image: Attic wiring ]
[ Image: Yes, that's Knob & Tube at the top ]
[ Image: More K&T in conduit ]
[ Image: You won't believe these splices ] This actually came from the panel in romex to a J box in the cellar ceiling (without a cover) then K&T up to the top of the steps, then back down to a ceiling light (with a switch cut into the K&T, another splice leads via romex to a kitchen outlet (the blue box at left) and one overhead w/K&T in surface conduit to the "More K&T in conduit" splices for the overhead light at top of stairs and I don't know where the other splice went.
They'd had a fire in the attic because, as the seller stated, "a trouble light (being used for attic lighting) fell into a box of clothes". Guess how the attic was still being lit. Ya got it. A trouble light on an extension cord from the second floor.
[ Image: Attic lighting ]
I bitch, but ya know, I love inspecting these older homes like this one.