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    Oct 2008

    Default Rewiring an Old House

    My husband and I are trying to buy our first home and are under contract on a home in the Lehigh Valley area of PA. The home was built in 1900 and is 3 stories and 1500 sq ft. We knew the home had 100 amp electric going in and would need at least a 200 amp panel and some new wiring...however when we had the home inspected today the inspector discovered that the house is largely knob and tube wire and may need to be completely rewired. Anyone have any idea what it might cost to have such a home rewired?... We'd hate for this to be something that would make us have to walk away from this house! The walls are old plaster that is cracked in some places and the ceilings are crumbling in some rooms as well. A general contractor who looked at the place suggested drywalling over the plaster...but any ideas what it might cost to remove all the plaster, do the electric with that all down and then drywall....vs doing the electric through the walls and still drywalling over or repairing the plaster?.........

    Oops...that's 2500 sq ft....heh Also, to add, there is a full basement and an attic (currently uninsulated)
    Last edited by Stina; 10-27-2008 at 09:01 PM. Reason: typo and addition

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