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|Sun, 04-21-2013 - 6:41pm|
We're having the house rewired, so long knob and tube! Unfortunately the electrician has had to make some holes in various walls in places where the wire cannot be pulled from the attic or the underhouse crawl space. Each hole is a little under 5" in diameter, large enough to get his fist in and out with some wires in it. Most of the walls are lath and plaster, 2 rooms have drywall. Even more unfortunate is the fact that we had plaster repair work done less than a year ago, then painted. The rewiring just wasn't on our radar at the right time and we hadn't yet met this electrician. Anyway the plaster guy has been notified that we will need him, as soon as the electrician is out of here plaster guy will come give us his bid.
What surprised me is how quickly I forgot about the mess and disruption! The first day, I didn't even have drop cloths over the furniture (big whoops). I'm already sick of useless cleaning. We clean one night just to have the mess back the next morning. Hopefully he can finish in one more day...
Romex? Grounded plugs? Wow, I feel so ---modern---!!!