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Bette G

09:40AM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 01/08/04
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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.

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