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Old 08-23-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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How much can I expect to pay to have someone rewire my older home?

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Old 08-23-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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Here are some things that will affect the cost:

Size of house
House construction features
Local requirements. Some areas specify different materials or conduit.
How much damage can be done to interior finishes?
Special circuits you want or need.
Will the house still be lived in or will it be totally empty?
Age of house.

You did not specify nearly enough information. The best way is to get local estimates from licensed contractors that can see what conditions they will be working with.

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Old 08-23-2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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The house is about 1100 sq ft.
Built in the '70's
Whatever has to be done will be done. The finishes are secondary and the electrician can tell me what I need.
I don't know about the local requirements.
The house is lived in.

My problem is I can't use the dryer in the garage and my oven in the kitchen at same time. Can't use my washer, dishwasher, 0r toaster when I use my mircrowave. All flip the switches.
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The only way to know is to call a few guys and get some estimates.... there are 100s of factors that will affect the final cost.

Contact some electricians (licenced etc) and see what numbers they throw out. Make sure the number they throw out includes a permit!
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:35 PM   #5
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My problem is I can't use the dryer in the garage and my oven in the kitchen at same time. Can't use my washer, dishwasher, 0r toaster when I use my mircrowave. All flip the switches.
Sounds like you might need a service upgrade and new panel but not a full rewire. Much cheaper. Agree with the others, have some pros come out.
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