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Question DetailsAsked on 1/27/2017

Can a 1945 home with rat chewed wire be repaired a room at a time?

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Yes - but unless doing it as a DIY job, I can't see why - will cost significantly more overall doing it room by room (unless doing it as a DIY job), and drags out the period of time when you have drywall/plaster dust and paint smell around from the access hole cutting and repair.


I would certainly trace out all the circuits, or not repair the access holes, until ALL wiring has been located and replaced - otherwise you might well find yourself replacing wiring and patching holes in one area, only to find you have to open up the same ceiling or wall again to trace out and replace another circuit or a 220/240V circuit leading through the same area.


And of course, you need to solve the rat problem before new wiring goes in or you will be right back the4re with chewed wires again - a pest/rodent control company can help if needed with the trapping and removal, cleanup of the mess if desired, and finding and sealing the entrance locations. And with significant infestations, also killing them outside, because if your unfinished


For some ballpark info on total-house replacement of wiring (done all at one time), look in the Home > Electrical link in Browse Projects, at lower left.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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