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laorquidia 07-18-2012 03:02 PM

another dumb newbie. what sort of electrical updates for '65 kitchen needed?
 
So, we are purchasing a home built in 1965. We don't have a huge budget for the kitchen so I plan on keeping the existing layout, replacing the cabinets and counter and adding an island and replacing the floors. I'm trying to see if i can get a nice track light so I don't have to add any drops for lights. Is there some other electrical update I'm missing (GFCI outlets?) for a 1965 home? plumbing update? sorry if this question is not specific enough. The house has 100A circuit breakers. TYIA

md2lgyk 07-19-2012 09:57 AM

There's no way anybody here can tell you. Depends on the current code where you live. Also depends on whether you're required to update the electric because you're remodeling - in many places you wouldn't be. I recommend you pay a licensed electrician for a hour of his/her time to check out what you have and make a recommendation.

CoconutPete 07-19-2012 12:44 PM

I'm not sure if your outlets are all 3-prong or not, but in case they are not.....unless you have done a lot of electrical work I would recommend you do what I did.

1: Gut the kitchen
2: Have the electrician rewire the kitchen
3: Finish the kitchen
4: Have the electrician hook all the circuits to the panel

md2lgyk 07-22-2012 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoconutPete (Post 969512)
I'm not sure if your outlets are all 3-prong or not, but in case they are not.....unless you have done a lot of electrical work I would recommend you do what I did.

1: Gut the kitchen
2: Have the electrician rewire the kitchen
3: Finish the kitchen
4: Have the electrician hook all the circuits to the panel

If the OP's outlets are not grounded, I would certainly agree with your recommendation. But there may be other issues only a local electrician would know about.


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