Bette G

09:40AM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 01/08/04
3 lifetime posts
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!


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


Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... 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 mudroom 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... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... 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... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon