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A true gut remodel
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A master electrician addresses questions and concerns about old and retrofit wiring on the typical remodeling site.
Guaranteeing your completion dates
Q: If an electrician comes and does work, does he have to bring the whole house up to code? Are there certain things he has to do and others that are optional? What is permitted versus what is best practice?
Q: How about upgrading old two-prong ungrounded outlets from the ’70s and back?
Q: When remodeling or adding to an older home, what are some things to look for that indicate the entire house’s wiring should be updated or replaced?
Q: Can you keep old armored-cable circuits, or should you replace them? If you disconnect old circuits, what’s the rule around tearing out old wire versus leaving it buried?
Q: Why not just tie into aluminum wiring?
Q: What are the rules for dealing with old concealed splices?
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