Originally Posted by speedy petey
Regardless of Murphy's Law, the inspector's requests are NOT code required and ARE absurd.
How many different kinds of homes have you worked on? Are you aware of all the different kinds of obstacles and hidden troubles one can encounter doing "old work"?
I have worked in pretty much every kind of home, and I can tell you it is NOT easy to accurately bid on old work unless you know the construction of a home intimately. Anyone who bids a firm price on a job like this is most certainly going to C(his)A.
So the strategy is to not get into likelihoods but just say "not req'd by code." or "Is it req'd by code?"
Even on time & materials the rewiring will eventually be done at some total lump sum cost to the HO. Yes, the contractor will and should increase his price to cover contingencies, risks both foreseen and unforeseen, misrepresentations, acts of God, etc..
That's all in the number I'm looking for.
The forum lurkers and repliers can decide for themselves how valid this method is.
Like I said, getting these numbers is like pulling teeth.
I'm not asking for bank account numbers, here. . .