Knob & Tube Removal
Knob & Tube Wiring Specialist
WireChief Electric Ltd. specializes in Knob & Tube Rewiring, Repairs & Safety Inspections, caring for your historic & stately homes with skill, respect, and expertise.
When WireChief Electric completes a Knob & Tube Removal, the home has all the character of its era and all the advantages and safety of a new house.
Professional & Honest Service
Our electricians are friendly and helpful and will go over and above to ensure you get the best service you’ve ever experienced.
Upfront honest pricing with no surprises. Honestly is our culture. We embrace the values of reliability & integrity.
WireChief Electric is Vancouver’s Knob & Tube specialist. We also offer a lifetime workmanship warranty on all our repairs.
Because most older homes have a mix of Knob and Tube and other types of wiring, it is essential to have an expert perform an honest assessment to provide you with all your options to make your home safer.
If you’d like to learn more about your system & investigate the possibility of rewiring your house, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Having the peace of mind, knowing your electrical system meets the modern electrical code for safety, goes a long way.
Major Dangers of Knob & Tube Wiring
Modern Living Requires More Power than The Old System was Intended to Supply
Knob and tube wiring is two-stranded – with a hot wire and a neutral wire only – it uses no ground wire. There is absolutely no protection whatsoever when a fault occurs. Shocks and fires can easily result from faults caused by knob and tube wiring.
Knob and tube wiring uses sheathing for insulation and both of these disintegrate easily over time. Since buildings that contain this type of wiring are old, the problem is increased. Modern wiring uses much better insulation materials that are much safer.
Older electrical systems use a 60 amp service but the wire is fused with 15 amps. This means that more current is flowing through the wire than it is meant to handle, leading to excessive heat and possible fire.
Older electrical systems didn’t carry high ampacity loads and these extra loads cause the insulation to become brittle, exposing bare wire and the capacity to overheat which can cause fires.
Older systems that use knob and tube wiring also use two-prong receptacles, restricting the use of small kitchen appliances. Since there is no ground wire, there is an increased chance of shock and injury, especially around areas where water is prevalent. Kitchens and bathrooms are especially at risk.
The Best Solution
Removing the old Knob & Tube wiring and replacing the entire system with new copper wiring to meet today’s Electrical Safety Code Authority standards
Upgrading to at least a 100 amp service (required by most insurance companies)
Proper grounding and bonding (essential)
Replacing the old ungrounded switches and receptacles with CSA approved devices.
Interconnected Smoke and CO detectors
Replacing Knob & Tube wiring gives you the peace of mind, knowing your electrical system meets the modern electrical code for your home & family safety.
What our Customers Have to Say:
My Ma: “I’m very impressed with the work that WireChief Electric did to remove the knob and tube from my house. I know nothing about electrical wiring. Octavio was very patient in explaining the procedure to me (many times). It was a big job and I was nervous. Octavio’s explained to me that they will make small and as few holes as they can to get the new wires to the electric panel. The other companies were going to remove big panels of walls. I’m so glad I choose WireChief! Octavio came every day to inspect the work and explained to me what was happening. The electricians were all very professional, polite, and efficient. Taranjit was very careful in planning where to make the holes. He avoided making any holes in the dining room which he explained to me was very difficult to do. Edmond was wonderful in making sure the place was clean at the end of the day. Sam was helpful in answering my questions. Laura, the Office Assistant, was very polite and quick in responding to my e-mails. I will definitely recommend WireChief Electric to all my friends and family. It is hard to find such an honest company with skilled electricians and great customer service! Thank you, Octavio and team!
Arranging all the necessary permits.
Disconnecting and replacing the old Knob & Tube wiring with a new, safer, code-compliant, grounded, copper wiring system.
Removing all waste created.
Protect your furniture & floor
Passing all inspections from the Electrical Safety Authority and issuing a copy of the final inspection
Letter for the Insurance Company, stating that the old K & T has been replaced with a new permanent copper wiring
Lifetime Workmanship Warranty & Follow up Service