Re: no grounding in home
- From: trader4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: 3 May 2007 05:02:47 -0700
On May 3, 12:38 am, business...@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On 2 May 2007 19:04:19 -0700, tina.vale...@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
On May 2, 9:37 pm, "J.A. Michel" <jm44...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
<tina.vale...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I recently purchased a home built in the 1960s. While doing
renovations, I got an electrician out to inspect my wiring. He said it
was fine, and wasn't worth rewiring the entire house, but I have no
grounding, which he said meant surge protectors wouldn't work. He said
to add grounding, he would basically need to rewire the whole house,
which would cost about $12000. Is it possible to ground just certain
outlets and/or to get "grounded" in a less costly manner?
Upgrading to a 200 Amp service with all new wiring and grounding electrode
system is an excellent investment in convenience and safety, but 12K seems
You'd darn well better be getting everything I mentioned for that price.
Shop around and get at least 3 bids, references, and most importantly, check
Make SURE the contractor pulls a permit and the work is inspected per 2005
NEC. Money's too hard to come by, and it's too easy to get hosed. Do your
homework well before laying out the cash.
Haha...no, it's nowhere near a mansion. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1900
square foot house. Moreover, a lot of the drywall is off the walls so
a lot of the wiring is exposed. I'm glad to hear you guys say that it
sounded high...I thought so. I'll definitely be getting another
Thanks for all of the great advice!!
If the drywall is off, start changing the wires.....
A 250ft roll of 12-2 plus ground is $100 or less.- Hide quoted text -
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If the only real concern at this point is surge protection, I'd go
with the suggestion to install a whole house surge protector, which
you should be able to get done for a few hundred bucks.
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