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.
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]
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.
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.
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
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!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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]
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,
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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.
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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.