If holes must be cut in the walls to run wiring, be sure the cost of the plaster or drywall repair is included in the estimate — these repairs can be as much as 25-30 percent of the total cost of the rewiring project.
I did a bathroom remodel and needed new wiring installed since the old wire was knob and tube and tied into all the lights into the house. They electrician gave me a parts list to buy so I could save money. Spent 100.00 on a new sub box and outlets and switch. He ran a new sub box with wiring to the bathroom and I installed the rest.
Piggy backing the connection with copper rather than full re wire would – should be way less expensive and effective for a home with alum. Wiring,,,, Wouldn’t it, Snyone have an idea of cost on this method for a 2000 sq ft average home,,,,
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I work for a very small school district and we just got an estimate for $8,000, 2 men, 80 hrs, to rewire a wall for 6 microwaves in our cafeteria and to up the amps on one wall for a Xerox copier. No wonder the schools have no money!! UNBELIEVABLE — that seesm totally exorbitant. Am I correct in that thinking,
For peace of mind and to avoid being dumped by our insurance company, we had all the knob and tube wiring replaced in our 1919 craftsman home shortly after moving in. The electrician installed a larger panel, added outlets, lights, switches, added new grounding rods and ran romex throughout our 2850 sq ft house. He did the job solo and it took almost a month to complete. He was very good about minimizing the damage he inflicted on our walls & ceilings, so the patch work was minimal.
Came out and pulled toilet ( took a whole 5 minutes)and ran his drain cleaning machine 75ft. to clear out clog which took about 15 minutes or so. Put on new wax ring and toilet back in place… [more]
Rewiring a home requires a building permit and inspections of the work at certain stages in project; check with your local planning department for specifics. All wiring must meet the National Electrical Code , but local building regulations can also affect the scope and cost of your rewiring project.
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House fire damaged small part of house but insurance contract allowed for “rewiring residential structure with copper wire and conduit and gave the entire square footage of the house. rnDoes this mean new wiring throughout or will some of the existing wiring be used Also is conduit a common practice
I had my knob and tube wiring removed from a 672 SF home, brought to current day standards (romex). Installed three smoke detectors which run off of the electric instead of battery operated. Installed ventilation fans in kitchen and bath. There was some drywall to be patched afterward which cost $450 and was done with a different contractor.
If your house is on a concrete slab or doesn’t have an attic (or both), it will probably be necessary to cut open the walls about 2 feet up from the floor, as well as cutting through the ceiling joists. Many electricians recommend having the rewiring done while you’re on vacation, and say a project will often cost more if you continue living in the home while the work is done. Having an electrician rewire a house generally takes 3-10 days, or about a week for the average older home. However, a complex project can take even longer. DoItYourself.com offers an introduction to home wiring, including useful terms and safety tips.
My husband and I went to a sporting event on the Wayne State Campus. We parked in what was apparently a non-campus location. There were no signs stating that we couldn’t park there, so we took advantage of the spot. Bad on us… [more]
Hi I’m Don I live in asheville nc live wire electrical of greenville sc 8644171199. Came 86 mile to rewire my older home it is 900 sq ft they done a really great and professional job I will use them again for all my electrical needs there price beat everyone around by more then $3000
Copper wire is increasingly expensive, so just the materials alone for rewiring a typical home can start around $400-$1,000 and might run $1,500-$3,000 or more for an extensive upgrade (lots of outlets, light fixtures) in a larger home. A Boston homeowner is spending $2,600 on a do-it-yourself project rewiring a 2,300-square-foot home, including hiring an electrician to install the new electrical panel.
We lost our homeowner’s ins due to alum wiring & now can’t find another co. to insure us. Through the BBB, I got several quotes from electricians that ranged from $9K to $18K with lengthy time frames that varied wildly. My husband decided to rewire the house himself. To date, we have almost tapped out the $5K 0% credit card we got for this purchase & he’s still got a long way to go. We do, however, have all the supplies & tools already purchased–he’s just having to swap out the odd thing, buy something he finds he needs, or buy another tool he needs. I don’t foresee a lot more money but it’s going to take a V-E-R-Y long time to finish and we’re almost 5 weeks in. But by doing it himself, he gets to keep all the tools he purchased, there has been no drywall damage so far, & he’s learned a LOT. I’ll just be glad when it’s done and we’re insured again!!
Rewiring a home is painstaking and time-consuming work. WireItYourself.com explains how to fish wires through the walls of your home and at OurFixerUpper.com a do-it-yourself shares the progress of a rewiring project.
We live in Southern California in a 1500 square foot historical home–built in 1947. The electrician charged $2700 to upgrade the panel from a 100 amp to a 200 amp. We had to apply for and pay for the city permit ourselves. After completing that, he gave us a separate estimate for $2,252 JUST to rewire 23 plug outlets, (no switches or lights), stating it would take him about 4 days. This estimate was made based on his hourly rate rather than by the job. Although he had easy access under the house (at least 2 feet of clearance), he only rewired 12 of the outlets, and still charged us the full $2,252 price, which wound up costing us about $190 per outlet. He also kept all the materials (romex and outlet boxes) we paid for, even though he only used half of them. Beware of a contractor who bids your project based on hourly charges, rather than by the job. Experienced guys already know about how long it will take them to complete it, and they charge in proportion to that. This guy was extremely slow because he doesn’t normally re-wire homes. Another contractor told us our home layout was not complicated at all, and the contractor should have been able to complete all 23 outlets with no problem for the same amount of money we paid him. Make sure you hire an electrician who has plenty of experience doing complete re-wiring jobs, and not just making his living doing small lighting stuff. We will not be using this guy again.
Depending on local rates, having an electrician rewire your home can run about $65-$120 per device (outlet, switch, light fixture), plus $800-$3,000 to upgrade to a 100-200 amp electrical panel. Average total cost (materials and labor) for rewiring a house starts around $3,500-$8,000 for a moderate-sized home with easy access (at least 18-inches of crawlspace under the home plus an accessible attic) but can run $8,500-$20,000 or even as high as $30,000 for a large house and/or one with difficult access.
never flooded, not in flood plain but just had 34 inches of rain in 5 days, huge flood 5 minutes away, hoping costs don’t increase and that new maps won’t include us in flood plain$250,000 building, $100,000 contents, $1250 deductible… [more]
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1952 vintage house had 2 wire system – electrician did the remodel in accordance with local code, plugs at least every 10 feet, and installed all new light fixtures and ceiling fans (I bought for 1,500) – only 5 sheetrock holes and didn’t make a big mess. / This job included a new panel as well.
I had my 1300sf house (built in the 70’s with aluminum wiring) rewired along with my kitchen remodel. This included a new panel. New recessed lighting throughout. Garage and smoke detectors were done on a previous remodel. I also repiped at the same time for about 5000. Total cost of remodel was 32k.