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Mike, Master Electrician
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I suppose a common question. We have owned a Midwest

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I suppose a common question. We have owned a Midwest four-square wood sided home since 1978. I believe our ability to shop home insurance or sell the house is impeded with some active K&T wiring. Our home is essentially a 3-story (finished 3rd fl attic) and a basement. Main two floors about 2200 sq ft.=attic floor and unfinished basement. In a kitchen and bath remodel some was replaced, before us some added outlets are not K&T. Still have active K&T to ceiling light fixtures & switches, and some outlets? estimated Cost for updating? My wife is a home designer by trade, she is freaking out on destruction or cheesy coverups options?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be glad to assist you. First thing is that a good old work electrician should leave you with no apparent concerns about finish and patching. As with all trades, there are good and bad. There is no way around a rewiring without cuts and patches. I would need a count on ceiling fixtures, receptacles and switches, with notations ss to whether there is access above or below. That's where we start to put together a price.