The other day we posted a picture of some old school fuses. Sticking with the electrical theme, here’s another situation we see periodically. Lights that you turn on and off by plugging in an extension cord. This isn’t the preferred way to control your permanent overhead lighting, and will be flagged by a home inspector every time. A couple things jump out in this example… First, each of the cords is clearly labeled – which
Note: This post continues the Saving a West End Home series. Not everything in a historic home is worth saving. Consider the furnace. Does anyone want to live in a house with a 105 year old furnace? Especially if it was completely preserved in original condition? It’s possible that someone might, but most buyers and homeowners would prefer to have a modern furnace generating their heat. Not only is it more efficient, it’s also safer.