On Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:49:51 -0600, Dean Hoffman
>On 2/6/13 8:06 AM, HeyBub wrote:
>> According to "This Old House":
> I like the one suggestion about replacing wiring just because.
>Forty years would be 1973. It's hard to imagine anyone doing that.
Anything on "This old house" is geared for people with lots of money.
Years ago it was a good show, now it's not worth watching unless you got
tons of money and want to build the most expensive house you can.
I dont watch the show anymore.
If I replace wiring, it's because it's defective, inadaquate, or poses
some danger. And most of the time, it's just fine and only needs a few
more circuits added. Wiring from 1973 should be pretty safe and even up
to code other than maybe replacing some regular outlets with GFIs.
Wiring in 73 should all have grounds and stuff.
Now if it's from the 1940's or earlier, then it might be due to replace,
sepecially knob + tube wiring.