So we bought this house maybe 7 years ago and I knew the electrical sucked then. Garage is fed overhead with what looks like a cheap extension cord, and I'm amazed it hasn't burnt down yet. Lots of open splices in the basement, romex strung everywhere, some old cloth wire still there. Old 8 slot panel with the cover falling off. I need to upgrade the service and change out the panel so I can actually rewire the rest of the house. Then today I'm down in the basement and notice a fair size bare copper wire on the ceiling appearing to come from the panel that's not connected to anything. Looked in the panel and sure enough it appears to be the main gec, that I'm assuming was connected to the plumbing at somepoint. There is another tiny, like 1/4 inch diameter, ground rod drove under the house with a wire that runs into a box with a bunch of romex. You would think somebody who gets paid to work on this stuff would take a Saturday to make sure his house wasn't going to burn down. Anybody else live in a death trap?