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Question DetailsAsked on 5/16/2014

what is the cost to rewire a brick one story house with basement

Old house built in 1927 and some upgrading of wiring done in basement and kitchen by prior owners

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Depends on how much wiring has been done before, and if panels/main service were upgraded or not. I am going to assume a small house - under 900SF upstairs say, with few basement outlets. Ballpark, VERY rough numbers - probably $1500-3000 for house runs and outlet replacements depending largely on whether you have exposed floor joists in basement to do the runs through, and how much has already been replaced. $1500-2500 for replacement breaker panel(s)/ breakers/ service feed and main breaker upgrade, and zero to $20,000+ for service drop and meter upgrade if your main drop from the power company and meter needs replacing to handle greater capacity/ This portion is usually in the $1000-2500 range assuming you are close to a transformer of adequate capacity and don't have a long line feeding just your place or just a couple of houses. In many cases utility companies will do that portion of the upgrade cheap or for free, figuring on recouping the insvetment in higher electric usage billings. You can find more responses to this type of question, though normally for probably larger houses, in the Home > Electrical link in Browse Projects, at lower left.

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