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Rewiring Lights and Switches for an Older Home


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How can I install new wiring when replacing old electrical wiring? Replacing Older Home Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring.

Rewiring an Older Home

Electrical Question: How can I install new wiring when replacing old electrical wiring?

This electrical question came from: David, a Handyman from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Additional Comments: Excellent.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question David.

How to Rewire Light Switches for an Older Home

Application: Upgrading an Older Home Electrical System.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Electricians Tools including a pouch of hand tools and the various power tools necessary for installing electrical circuit wiring and upgrading the electrical panel as required.
Estimated Time: Depends on type of existing panel or fuse box, the replacement panel to be installed, the original wiring methods that were used for installing the existing wiring, the number of circuits to be replaced or new circuits to be installed, the and available access to the project areas.
Precaution: This is an extensive project that should be performed by a Licensed Electrician and typically requires specifications in accordance with the local building department and the utility company or electric service provider. Working in an electric panel is dangerous due to arc flash hazards and the possibility of electric shock.
Notice: Making changes to home electrical wiring and the electric service panel should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Replacing  Older Home Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring

Here are some wiring options that are used when Replacing Old Home Knob and Tube Wiring:

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2 Responses to “Rewiring Lights and Switches for an Older Home”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    George,
    At this time the emphasis of this website is for residential electrical, however industrial electrical topics may be discussed.
    Dave

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