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(Photo: Jon Crispin) Computers, blenders, TVs, even refrigerators—none of these existed when many historic homes were built and first wired.
So upgrading electrical systems is an essential task for a lot of old houses.
Licensed electricians can cost between to per hour.
However, the hourly rate alone is not as important as the electrician's experience and capabilities.
Old houses often need updates to electrical systems; the author’s 1903 home was no exception.
Follow these tips to get it done without causing undue—or irreparable—damage to your building.
Updating the electrical wiring in a house is not the way most homeowners want to spend their remodeling budget.
Rewiring an entire house can range anywhere from ,000 to ,000.
Also add a 120 volt fire alarm system with battery back up.I am looking at houses to buy, and I found the most adorable thing for the most insanely cheap price.The outlets in most of the house are two prong, though they are 3 prong in the laundry room. I'm wondering what kind of money it would be to have the wiring in the whole house... If the walls are open to the studs, then I figure 0/ box and there are about 6 boxes in a room, except the kitchen and laundry rooms.A few ground wires are connected to the cold-water supply, but I believe that they are for a 240v electrical-baseboard heater system.Modern circuits are grounded for safety, so your concern is well-founded.