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Re: Cost to completely rewire an old house?? Is it worth it?

I am being told by the electricion I need to rewire my cottage due to the amount of junction boxes, would this be a true statement?.

Re: Cost to completely rewire an old house?? Is it worth it?

I think just the opposite may be truer, if outlet boxes are over filled.
But, if code was followed the number of JB's does not matter.

Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
Maurice Turgeon, thesemi-retiredelectrician.com

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Re: Cost to completely rewire an old house?? Is it worth it?

You have to wonder why there are so many junction boxes ,are they over stuffed ,are they accessable?

Re: Cost to completely rewire an old house?? Is it worth it?

What about the cost of rewiring a 50+ year old house if the house is relatively small - about 1200sq ft? in the state of MS? We would like to get in shape to a possible sale in a year or so. Especially like to start in the kitchen. Not sure how or where to start.

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What about the cost of rewiring a 50+ year old house if the house is relatively small - about 1200sq ft? in the state of MS? We would like to get in shape to a possible sale in a year or so. Especially like to start in the kitchen. Not sure how or where to start.

As was previously stated, you need to survey what you now have to see if "total rewire" fits your budget. If you're going to sell it soon and nothing is giving you trouble you may just want to install GFCI's in the baths and kitchen, which is pefectly legal, if you apply the labels provided (w/ GFCI's), to any GFCI protected receptacles with no equipment ground.

Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
Maurice Turgeon, http://thesemi-retiredelectrician.com

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