hi! I recently bought a house where, when they finished up the basement, they placed the shower stall in front of... THE FUSE BOX!!! They even glued a pane of mirror, with a fancy knob to the cover of the fuse box. I know it is VERY dangerous, but for now I disconnected the water supply for the shower stall until I redo the entire basement. Now I would like to know which one would be cheapest: to move the electrical panel to a safer location (I plan on upgrading to 200 amp with breakers anyways), or to move the bathroom, which involves re-routing pipes for a lavatory, toilet and shower. Any ideas as to the price range would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Is this the same place with the pier foundation you can't backfill because of frost? SOME QUALITY BUILDER!
The electric is probably cheaper to move since you want to upgrade anyway and the drain lines in the floor would need to be changed if the plumbing were to change.
No, it is not the same place. The place where there is the pier foundation is at my parents house, and it was built in 1969 by a builder well known for its quality houses. As a matter of fact, just saying that such house was built by them can add up to 20,000 bucks to the value of the house. It is not a pier foundation for a living space, it is just a balcony that we converted into a screened porch. In Montreal, the ground can freeze up to 50" deep. I remember when I was a kid, I saw at my uncle's garage one of the gas tanks lifted up two feet off the ground, so I imagine it can do the same thing to the balcony (and it is a structural engineer who has nothing to do with the builder of the house who told my father that). Before saying things like you just said, people should ask questions and verify the accuracy of their statements. As for the house with the fuse box in the shower stall, I bought it because it was offered at almost the half of what I will be able to re-sell it after I put $20,000 on the house. So, I paid $80,000 for the house, I will put about $20,000 of improvements, and sell it back for 150,000$. And no, it is not from the same builder as my parent's house.
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