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Old 04-16-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Doing electrical now for future renovations


So we just bought a circal-1930s house, and one very large project looming is redoing the eletrical. The house has a mix of BX, cotton-wraped romex, and some very cracked romex running around the house. combine that with some very odd additions for outlets, bad light switch placement, it's just going to be a large project.

My father in law, a licensed electrician, has promised to do the rewiring of the house this summer. The problem is I plan to do some major renovations in the coming years (namely the kitchen).

I am already drawing up floor plans now so I can stategically think of where to put needed outlets, but should they be installed at this time? Is it worth the headache to install new outlets now and put them in their proper locations when the reno comes?


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The answer is, it depends!

How easy is it to come from the panel to the kitchen?
If it involves tearing up walls to rewire the place, then now is a good time to get everything you need.
If you can come from the panel and hit kitchen with out tearing up walls, then you can wait.

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