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Rewiring a Mount Airy duplex built in the 1920s

by Lauterborn Electric on June 7th, 2012

We were called by a builder who we have done several projects in the past to rewire an older Philadelphia duplex. The building was built in the early 1900’s and still had the original wiring which was inadequate for modern day appliances and sensitive electronic equipment.

We began by installing a new 200 AMP service to the building with a 100 Amp panel in each unit to allow for rewiring. The internal wiring was a challenge with fishing lines throughout and making notches were necessary to allow for wiring.

The kitchens were wired to all modern electrical codes and wiring was provided for current consuming appliances such as a dishwasher, disposal, refrigerator, and microwave.

In the bedrooms receptacles were installed to meet electrical codes.  A dedicated line was provided to each bathroom. Wiring was also provided for HVAC heating/air conditioning to each unit. Each unit was provided with a washer/dryer receptacle. Hard wired smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors were installed to meet codes. Cable/phone lines were installed for future television/ internet connections. The inspector was called for a rough wiring inspection and the finish is a couple of weeks away.

For all of your electrical needs contact your licensed electrical contractor Lauterborn Electric.

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