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mdeimling

06:34AM | 02/27/03
Member Since: 02/26/03
3 lifetime posts
I recently purchased a 1954 house that I'm told is not grounded. Can anyone give me an estimated cost for an electrician to ground the circuits? It is 2000 sq. feet. I know this is a broad question, but any help would be greatly appreciated!

electricmanscott

11:21AM | 02/27/03
Member Since: 11/05/01
98 lifetime posts
Impossible to even guess. Call some local electricians and get some input from them.

[This message has been edited by electricmanscott (edited February 27, 2003).]

renosteinke

01:59PM | 02/27/03
Member Since: 02/17/03
4 lifetime posts
Consider knocking down the house & starting over- there are certain to be more issues than just grounding.

Gene K

02:44PM | 03/02/03
Member Since: 03/01/03
1 lifetime posts
You are talking, at least, a complete rewiring job for the house and replacing of the Main Entrance Panel, the cable, and most every piece. 1954 was 49 years ago!
Call in several electrical outfits and get their estimates and viewpoints.
Gene K

JonathanGennick

05:48AM | 03/07/03
Member Since: 11/02/02
69 lifetime posts
First of all, please don't knock your house down as someone previously suggested. Secondly, talk to an electrician about the feasibility of grounding one circuit at a time, or of grounding just those circuits into which you must plug three-prong plugs. Maybe you can get by with a gradual approach rather than rewiring everything at once.


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