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Question DetailsAsked on 8/9/2017

Approximately how much would it cost to rewrite a 1540 square ft house built in the 1940s

My house need electrical wiring

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Depends of course on how your house is wired - generally easiest with a one-story house on full basement with no ceiling in basement, most difficult in multi-story house with electrical wiring (not in conduit) embedded in concrete/brick/stone walls, and everything in between.

But, for the more common cases, below are links to some previous similar questions with responses which should give you a ballpark - but get at least 3 firm bids from electricians to get a better feel for what the going rate for your specific case is.

Consider also possible need for upgrade/replacement to breaker panel (if one of the recalled or commonly defective brands or if currently fuses), and whether you want to upgrade the overall house power capacity at the same time - not a great percentage increase in most cases to upgrade from the probably 50-100A total capacity you have now to a more normal 100-150A capacity used today for your size house.

You might also want to consider any potential future demand from possible conversion (by you or potential future buyer) from gas to electric appliances, or possibility of adding A/C in the future if you do not have it now - those can easily add 50-100A capacity increased depending on how many appliances are changed to electric or added.

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