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What is the approximate cost rewiring a house?

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April 26th, 2007

I would like to know an approximate cost for rewiring a whole house with copper wire and also installing a new panel with circuit breakers.

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From your inventory, we can see that you live in a early 1970s three-bedroom home which is less than 1500 ft.. If the house were being gutted, for a major renovation, the cost of rewiring would be in the vicinity of $3000. You have not indicated that you are doing a major renovation. We only give you this number has a reference point. If the walls are to remain intact, the cost of rewiring is easily double, due to the difficulty of fishing the wires through the walls, and patching the wall surfaces afterwards. This price does not contemplate totally repainting the inside of your home, which would also be necessary. A new electrical panel should be in the vicinity of $700 to $1000, installed. We notice from your inventory, that your house is presently wired with aluminum wiring, which is common in a 1970s home. For somewhere between $500 and $1000, an electrician can make the necessary modifications to your aluminum wiring, to make the wiring almost as safe as copper wire. Please read the attached links.
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