For brick houses? My house is brick on outer walls and drywalled inside looking for some creative ideas to rewire and upgrade don't feel like notching all the brick where existing switches and receptacles are.
unfortunately knob and tube with bare splices in ceiling (good ol' tape and wirenut job) part of the reason im going for rewire fur out is a option but mor costly and time consuming than i want. Thought about surface mounting everything giving it a commercial look not sure how i would mount boxes on ceiling though for fans and cans etc. or would i pipe straight up into attic and drop pipe into back of box? If i went with the e.m.t. I would want the whole house done that way220/221 said:Yeah, brick is tough. Is it romex? Sometimes, even the old cloth romex is still in good shape. If ungrounded, use GFCI breakers. If you need to add something, you only have that 3/4" gap that the furring provides. A lot of times it comes down to running conduit on the exterior and drilling through and cutting in a box on the inside.
I guess I'm the only one that thinks all exposed EMT would look horrible. I liked the other idea, sell the house, wait a couple weeks then tell the new owner how unsafe it is and rewire it.4SQUARE said:This would be my vote as well. On brick or block, painted or unpainted EMT looks good. Also it makes it easy if you ever wanted to add anything in the future.