COMMUNITY FORUM

Bette G

09:40AM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 01/08/04
3 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
we are contemplating buying a 1930's victorian that still has old screw in fuses and needs total re-wiring. (plus new plumbing, a/c, etc) any idea on the possible cost of a total re-wire for a 2 story 2000+ sf house? thanks

Bette G

12:02PM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 01/08/04
3 lifetime posts
thanks for the info! it's in downtown st. augustine, fl, where the homes are going for alot more and still need alot of work, plus they're putting in a marina 2 blocks away... that should increase value. but the lots alone are going for the same price, and they're rare to find. i got an est from electrician in area; $8000 elec, $8000 a/c, and a bit more for the plumbing. sound reasonable? thanks for your reply.

Bette G

12:07PM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 01/08/04
3 lifetime posts
thanks for reply! house is in downtown st. augustine, fl, where the lots alone go for the same amount(and more) and they're hard to find. homes are being remodled in area but there are many that need work. i got an est from elec... approx $8000 for elec, $8000 for a/c, and a bit more for plumbing. sound reasonable to you? thx again!

hcbph

07:08AM | 01/10/04
Member Since: 09/25/03
47 lifetime posts
Bette G

I bought a 1916 2 story back in 1987. They had replaced the fusebox and cut all the wiring in the basement and replaced the knob-and-tube with sheathed electrical cable there plus replaced all the outlets with new one (still hooked up to the old wiring). At that time, I talked to a electrician and he gave an estimate of $6000 plus I would have to fix the holes he would have to cut in the walls. I ended up doing it myself for a little over $1000. If you don't hire someone and do it yourself, do talk to your local building inspectors office first. They gave me a lot of useful information on how to insure it's 100% legal when you're done. After I was done and was having my work inspected, I only had one minor item (not discussed), I didn't have a globe over a closet light. Very minor and easily fixed.

Do be sure to get a building permit for the work and have it inspected when done. If you don't and have a electrical fire, you might find your insurance won't cover the damage otherwise.

No connection to any building trade, just a homeowner that's also a do-it-yourselfer.

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Getting a game of horseshoes together is as easy as driving two stakes into the ground, exactly 40 feet apart—the regulati... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1