Knob and Tube Wiring

Long before vinyl, pvc and other plastic wiring our world was wired with cloth braid, rubber and ceramic. Our resident light expert Rick DeLaire just loves talking about this period in our history.

He speaks about knob and tube wiring in our video here. And in addition we have included the gallery of photos featuring Rick’s knob and tube work.


One of Rick’s historic double pole switches
This used to be the typical room switch!
Using new old stock to create shop lighting using knob and tube.
Various sizes of tubes to enter a breaker box (fuse box)
Complex and well organized work with knob and tube

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