Updating electric plaster
New wiring can be "snaked" through walls and ceilings but it is tricky and time consuming; thus expensive.It is a necessity as most old houses have a 60 amp service, knob & tube wiring designed for a few light bulbs and perhaps a radio and vacuume sweeper! It still has the electrical from the 1930's (approx). Is it hard to do with the old lath and plaster [email protected]*Some* of the electrical in our house has been updated - late seventies. Our electrician says we're running on power meant for a home a quarter the size of what we have. We have one panel with no main shut off (we're told a no no) and some fuses for the old knob and tube.
Our electrician said they have some sort of tool to snake out the old wires and replace the new ones through the "already there" outlets to minimize damage to walls.Anywho, haven't done this yet, but thought something we were told might be helpful. [email protected], Shannon is right on with her information although I would say that the estimate for replacement of the main service panel and upgrading of the service to today's standards is a bit high in my experience.