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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Any members electricians here

My brother wants someone that is a electrician to check out the wiring in his house. If there is a electrician on here and lives in the Hamilton/Burlington area to get with me by PM!!! One more thing the house is over 50 years old!!!!


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-24-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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Sorry bud...... way too far for my travels, lol.

Is there an issue in particular he's having ??

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Greg....its to bad you don't live closer and hoping that someone else can help or has a buddy thats a electrician and lives near Hamilton!!! He hasn't said about any issues with the electrical BUT since the house is well over 50 yrs old and might need some attention soon. He just wants opinion from a electrician on the wiring!!!

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If its that old its prolly full of the old Knob & tube wiring which is an accident just waiting to happen.


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If its that old its prolly full of the old Knob & tube wiring which is an accident just waiting to happen.
Re: knob & tube wiring -- It may not be the latest and greatest, and should be replaced at some point, but the accident has managed not to happen for over 50 years. If it were me, I'd definitely change it, but I wouldn't lose too much sleep about it, either. Definitely better for insurance premiums.

(P.S. I'm not an electrician, so I might be full of crap on this.)

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Full rewire is big bucks, plus you're into interior damage repairs IE drywall(plaster most likely due to age) paint etc.
Permits have to be factored in and what not.

Last time I had my sparky rewire a house complete for me it was in the area of 8-9k if i remember correctly.

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Sounds about right for $$, not an easy job at all (especially replacing knob n tube with a single common household neutral, then add in older home plaster and lath -- friggin nitemare, lol).

If its already had an update but only to alumn, its easy enough to "sidejob" and run copper pigtails with an anti-ox compound, change out the "backstabbed" outlets & switches, and to re-verify and re-tighten the terminations at the panel. But it would be hard pressed to re-sell (let alone get insurance), nowadays even with that.

Hope someone knows someone in the area for ya !!

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THANKS for the input and YES Greg was kinda hoping someone in my area knew an electrician that could help and from the response's so far.....I guess not!!!!!

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ive done electrical and so has my dad but just our own stuff.... theres ways to get wire in the walls but its very time consuming and in the end just as cheap to cut the drywall (and plaster) and repair alot more of a mess though with plaster

you can also run it easier if theres a basement coming up in the wall from below....outside walls with insulation would need to be cut pain in the ass running wire through it



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ive done electrical and so has my dad but just our own stuff.... theres ways to get wire in the walls but its very time consuming and in the end just as cheap to cut the drywall (and plaster) and repair alot more of a mess though with plaster

you can also run it easier if theres a basement coming up in the wall from below....outside walls with insulation would need to be cut pain in the ass running wire through it
I don't think it is too code if you just fish the 14-2 thru the walls.
but I'm no electrican.

good luck with the fix though.
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