Updating electric plaster

There was another poster who said, with regards to renovating and remodeling, "keep the wine glasses and the corkscrew handy---you'll need them". Only in rare cases do you need to remove a section of wall to change something.That said, you DO have to put small access holes here and there on most jobs, but large holes are very uncommon.If you've made up your mind to rewire, make sure you plan your outlets and circuits accordingly so as to not run into problems with the electrical inspector.Most of my homes from the 1920's with the original knob and tube never experience any problems except, perhaps, not enough outlets Most electicians are like plumbers...I saw an expensive job a neighbor paid to have done... plenty of circuits and outlets with 220v and code required circuits with a 200 amp service for a small home without A/C... I will have to become super-handy with plaster repair when all is said and done, but it will be mainly small patch jobs. Also, if you have not already done so, bookmark Good luck and best wishes!the neighbor spent a couple of thousand with a painting/drywall firm to repair all the areas the electrician accessed. Kind of funny to read, because we are doing this right now ourselves. I'm taking a break and having a glass of wine and surfing the web. I've rewired hundreds of old houses and buildings over the last 28 years.who wants to pay that kind of money to have an electrician paint? I've seen jobs where the owner thought the price was for the total job and not one phase...

There are special drill bits in any length needed...Someone told us that because we have plaster walls this is a big deal. That sounds more like a breaker or receptacle problem than a wiring problem. If you do need rewiring most interior wood frame walls are hollow and wire can be fished through, though it may be necessary to make small openings here and there to fish from floor to floor or around duct work, plumbing, or other obstructions.We were under the impression that the electrician could just thread the new wiring through the wall but our friend told us they have to tear down the plaster walls. Are we really looking at having to go through putting up new walls in addition to new wiring?! If your electrician says otherwise, visit with a different craftsman.The home I saw was an 1890 Bay Area Victorian that still had lead bends under the sinks and gas lighting fixtures in the each room... The Home Owners had it all repaired and decorated nicely...then he sold it too my friend who always wanted to live in one...

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