That can reduce loads on the power system and keep popped breakers to a minimum.Additionally, it’s important to keep track of which areas feed to which breakers where more than one outlet is involved.Chances are you may have to pay a little extra to protect your building, but a few preventive dollars and hours can save big sums spent on restoring battered walls and weakened structures.Make sure specialists each focus on their areas of expertise.Do an "electrical inventory," creating a list of all the devices you’ll be using in the house, and where.
Conversations with top electricians have provided us with a a list of steps to take in order to make rewiring proceed more smoothly, with fewer holes punched in the walls, floors, and ceilings—or, heaven forbid, a structural beam.1.
Make demolition and reconstruction an integral part of the job.
If dealing with the damage done by rewiring isn’t at or near the top of your list, you’re asking for trouble.
(Photo: Jon Crispin) Computers, blenders, TVs, even refrigerators—none of these existed when many historic homes were built and first wired.
So upgrading electrical systems is an essential task for a lot of old houses.