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Old 11-19-2016, 04:49 PM   #1
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Residential lightning strike/fire. Saw these while doing a walkthrough to quote the job.
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Old 11-19-2016, 05:03 PM   #2
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It should be easy enough to find replacement parts. I believe there is a worm hole forming in your area as we speak.

Good luck.
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I like how someone tied a romex into it
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Old 11-19-2016, 06:32 PM   #4
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What even is the thing in the second photo?
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Old 11-19-2016, 06:52 PM   #5
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I've run into the second photo many times but never the first, I would take that for my collection so fast. Any time I've worked in places with good CI boxes, it's still in decent shape and in use......I never get lucky! lol
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Cast iron box with switches for knob and tube wiring.
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Old 11-20-2016, 01:33 AM   #7
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Cast iron box with switches for knob and tube wiring.
Perhaps the photos showed up in a different order for us. I'm talking about this one:



I can't make sense of what is going on here.
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Perhaps the photos showed up in a different order for us. I'm talking about this one:



I can't make sense of what is going on here.
That is the oringal location of old tube and knob main switch box and old fuses to be there .

The old fused tube and knob used to be fused on both line and netural.
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I didn't want the job so I gave a really high number. Old house, extremely tight budget, PARTIAL gut and total re wire ..... No thank you
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I can't make sense of what is going on here.
Yup an old fuse panel base, good to see that even the old guys screwed up now and then, notice the three empty KOs at the base.
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That makes more sense. And obviously there are some pieces missing.

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Imagine how the rest of the electrical or even other systems are? You know damn well handy hands have fiddled with that home for 100yrs. It would be a fun and horrendous job all in the same. It's the type of job I'd jump into blindly lol.
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From what i saw its not something I want to get into. Some plaster removed but some stays. Hidden splices everywhere. It's a bid for their insurance company as well. A lose lose situation for me.
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Once I hear insurance I'm out.
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From what i saw its not something I want to get into. Some plaster removed but some stays. Hidden splices everywhere. It's a bid for their insurance company as well. A lose lose situation for me.
Yes Sir, a "thanks but no thanks" job.
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My thoughts exactly. Tripled my price ........
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I have never had trouble getting money out of insurance companies. In fact I would rather deal with them than most homeowners.
I say it is going to be this much, they say "that is too much" I say no no it is not and this is why. They say OK go ahead and do it.
One thing I do, do is let the homeowner know that in the end they are the ones responsible to make sure I get paid because the last thing I want to do is put a lien on their house.
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Here's one I found while looking at a K&T rewire.
Plus i found a few buried JBs. Customer didn't like my price I guess.
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Wow. Looks like asbestos
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I saw a door on the wall at a B&B, just had to look inside.
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