After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. A 50 amp panel is pretty old, a 200 amp panel is very new. If you have wire that is coated in yellow or white vinyl and all the wires are in one bundle, that is romex and it is fairly new.
Knob & tube wiring does not have to be replaced unless there is something wrong with it.
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If you have copper or plastic pipes, you should be fine. With cast iron, the verticle drops are almost never rotted out. You cna insulate it, but that does nto help all that much.
Stairs are often the first thing you see when you walk in a house.
The operative word in the phrase "gut renovation" is the first one — it takes real guts to strip a house down to the studs, then build it back up again.
Especially if you're new parents, like Lisa and Mark Hellman were (to then-infant daughter Avery) when they found their 106-year-old home, situated on a former chicken farm near Jeffersonville, New York.
Not only had the sprawling 6,000-square-foot building been converted into six apartments, but by the time the Hellmans discovered it, the ramshackle residence had stood abandoned for 25 years.
Beneath the exterior's yellow asbestos shingles, Lisa and Mark Hellman discovered well-preserved clapboard, which they painted with Benjamin Moore's Flat White.