Anyone know about these? I hear they are favored among the under-informed, over-opinionated set.
Hmm never heard of them, are they any good?
Maybe someone can bump every thread on here and let us know if they like them?
I prefer Zinsco or Federal Pacific over Square D QO.
Where did you hear this? "I hear they are favored among the under-informed, over-opinionated set."
Breakers? Breakers? Real protection is provided by fuses. Don't need any of that stinking NM either. K&T worked fine for me back in 19-diggity-2 and it works for me today.
"Where did you hear this?"
Careful observation of posts on this forum.
lbpod, if you want a 100a fpe stablok panel circa 1959, you can buy me a 200a 40 space qo, the breakers, 50' 250 kcmil se cable, disconnect and metersocket. you can have the old bx se cable and everything else, but the disconnect i think is sqd.
ronnatalie, k& t would be safe if it had a ground wire and 90c jacket. it is less of a fire hazard when overloaded because it was supported by porcelain insulators. k&t is better se cable than triplex because of the insulators keeping the wires apart. my old stuff was actually copper.
Explain to me how a ground wire would improve the safety of K&T wiring?
Explain how 90C insulation would help when it installed properly.
the ground would allow grounded recs. 90c wire wont dry or melt with the heat from the lights.
I agree with smithy123 a ground wire would protect you from groundfaults. I also think that SquareD is a very reliable product.
Finally, someone that agrees with me!
GreenLee tools are a strong, and durable tool that will stay that way through many jobs.
"I agree with smithy123 a ground wire would protect you from groundfaults."
So would a GFCI device in the installation.