COMMUNITY FORUM

dbnum2

05:06PM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 03/01/04
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I just bought a condo in an older high rise apartment/condo conversion, built in late 1950's. This condo has a fuse box in the kitchen containing a few 15 & 20 amp fuses. As well, all of the wall outlets throughout the unit have the older receptacles with just the 2 prongs, not the 3, nor are there any receptacles with the GFCI. I have several questions about changing this. I would greatly appreciate any insight into this. Unfortunately I know very little about electrical work.

1. Can I change out the fuse box with a circuit breaker?

2. If so, does this require any sort of rewiring of the wiring within the walls extending to all of the outlets?

3. Can I simply change all of the 2 prong outlets to the more updated 3 prong (grounded?) outlets?

4. Would this require any sort of rewiring of the electrical work?

5. In the bathroom I need to install the GFCI receptacle (change from old 2 prong) is it is simple as removing the old and adding the new?

Would this be a huge project and am I overlooking anything I should consider?

Thanks

dbnum2

bcelect

05:39AM | 03/05/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
Changing old 2 prong receptacles with a GFI is an accepted practice. You don't have to add a ground wire, but if you could it would be better.

Roger67

02:38PM | 03/05/04
Member Since: 08/30/02
19 lifetime posts
k2, I salute you. Your post was excellent.

Dbnum2, I will follow suit and advise you to get estimates from atleast three EC's, but the bottom line is, you should let a pro tackle this project, it's to involved for a first time DIYer.

Is there a problem with the wiring, or do you just feel it should be updated?

Roger67


Roger67

01:57AM | 03/06/04
Member Since: 08/30/02
19 lifetime posts
You're welcome

Roger67
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

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

If you're on the fence (or on a budget), there’s always the old standby—paint. A change in color can have a huge impact on... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... 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... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2