Just a vent
OK - I'm restoring a 1912 Colonial Revival in a historic district. I love the old house, but I'm rapidly starting to hate the previous owners!
Life threatening find of the week .....
The electrical was updated in the 1970's and again in the early 2000's. I've found a ton of abandoned wires in the walls and ceilings. Unfortunately, I found 2 live knob and tube wires that aren't connected to anything. They just chopped them off and left them hidden in the ceiling - LIVE!!! What where they thinking? I've gotten used to finding splices and buried junction boxes, but live wires just hanging out - not even capped. Even if you don't know anything about electrical, you should know that that is dangerous.
Anyway - anyone got any worse horror stories to make me feel a bit better about this house? Misery loves company.