Is it safe to purchase a home with knob and tube wiring?An electrical inspection revealed the house was predominantly knob and tube. The quote to rewire the K&T was $20k+ not including patching the holes in the walls. I'm hearing its common to still see some K&T in this part of town. However, I'm also hearing that the few insurance companies that covered homes with K&T are either dropping customers or no longer issuing new policies if the house has ANY K&T. Should we start looking in a different part of town or just demand the seller removes it before closing if we find another place we like that has it?August 15 - US0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.