Category Archives: Electrical

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Shining Up the Sconces

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Above the fireplaces in the dining room and living room are brass sconces (perhaps original?) that were almost black with oxidation and grime.  We took them into a local plating shop and it was incredible what they were able to do with them.  Believe it or not the photo above is a before and after of the same sconce.  Some more photos below: Read More

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All New Electric System

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On top of a brand new 200 A service, new service panel, and new panel location the house now has completely new wiring.  When we purchased the house the electrical was modern Loomex, but it was incredibly sparse.  Each room had one or two plug ins and minimal light fixtures.  The kitchen was vastly underpowered, and definitely not up to modern standards.   Read More