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Old 09-14-2008, 08:01 PM   #16
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100 year old house. Rewiring myself.


No offense but you are probably just another blind monkey

Save up some cash and get some quotes to fix things up.

It sounds like you need a 100/125 amp sub panel fed from a breaker in you main panel. Maybe get an electrician to do that part. Maybe he will tutor you on how to start replacing the knob and tube circuits.



A relative just bought an old house with some K&T. Their insurance company gave them 45 days to replace it or they will drop the coverage.

Can they find a carrier to insure it? Probably...who knows? All I know is that this one required the K&T be replaced.

On a side note, I thought there was NO way that this house had K&T. It was built in the early FIFTIES!! I have only seen K&T in houses from the 20's/30's/early 40's. I didn't believe it until I saw it with my own eyes

The house I'm in now were built in '47 with BX.

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Old 09-14-2008, 11:20 PM   #17
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Yea, my situation isn't as bad as I thought. I'm just a worry wart. I'm going to use the rest of the slots in the old breaker box to relieve the stress on the circuits that need it. When I get my tax return I'm going to buy a new 200 Amp, 40 slot, breaker box and start working on getting this house straightened out. I just spent the day moving the washer and dryer connections to a different wall and tomorrow I'll finish up the electrical and drywall. I'm exhausted. That's some hard work but I enjoy looking at the results at the end of the day. Thanks guys. I love this site. Everybody's very helpful.

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