So I am looking to replace the rest of the knob and tube in my 1936 colonial home. The knob and tube is actually untouched and in perfect condition which is why I have not done anything with it yet. All new wiring that was done completely replaced the old knob and tube, and was in no way integrated with the old wiring. To keep the old knob and tube safely in service I put it all on downgraded circuits (from 20amp to 15 amp) and on Arc fault interrupters. However this has also caused some nuisance trips and because it’s an old house many rooms are on the same circuit, which makes things difficult when there is a trip. The panel is new with plenty of space so that is not an issue
I am looking to do the rewiring room by room, and I am looking for the easiest way to do this. The house has original lath and plaster walls in great condition so I don’t want disturb them too much. I am thinking that for some rooms I can remove the baseboard, and fish the wires behind there. I am looking to keep the original outlet locations because for the most part there are plenty. Each room will be on its own outlet circuit, but what about lighting circuits, can they be combined?
So in a nutshell:
*how do i make this easier
*what all should i know
*how can i avoid large wall holes
*what about lighting circuits
Any ideas on how to make this easier are appreciated. Also house in in Pittsburgh PA, so things like conduit are not needed. but any other specific code items are appricated