If you don't rewire it are you going to run new egc to each fixture you replace or are you going to replace the fixtures with fixtures rated for use use with no EGC? Including a ceiling fan rated for use with no EGC? Are you going to extend the switch leg in k&t or nm and run a new egc to the new switch? Are you going to use a switch rated for use with no egc? Gfi protect the circuit extensions?
In the end it may cost less to just replace whats there with new nm circuits WITHOUT demoing all the lath abandoning the k&t in place. Compaired to adding the right fixtures for k&t and adding the appropriate EGC or GFI protection. If it isnt a demo then really you only have to wire what is existing and don't have to add as many circuuts except perhaps an additional snall appliance circuit or something else that just makes sense to add.
Either way I'm right around 10-12k depending on how the house is laid out.
These are good gigs if you present them right even if they are flippers. If your not sure how to present that to your customer call me Ill give you some ideas.
The lighting circuit would be rewired. Hell does K&T even have the temp rating required by the fixture mfg?, much less no egc.
These houses are easy work. No insulation even on the outside walls. Just drop chain and run with it.
Anyways at 4k this guy nearly passed out and said he would get back with us.
If he does not use us he will probably find someone who would used the K&T for the light fixtures and probably combine on the new circuits to keep from running as many.
See, we used to do a lot of work for this customer. The guy that we recently let go started doing work for him on the side. Even borrowed company tools to do so. So this customer was getting work done dirt cheap.
I wondered why we started hearing from this customer once the other employee was no longer with us.