Originally Posted by DwellingRepairs
A early 1900s home,
one electrical outlet in each bedroom.
decide now if it worth moving the outlet up (8 " above floor) into the plaster wall and adding additional outlets on each wall or
put in track wiring after the walls are finished.
An outlet survey:
A coarse test of residential wiring and connection integrity can be done by just plugging a hair dryer into each outlet in turn.
If it doesn't run at full speed there is a problem.
If it runs and then stops and the breaker hasn't tripped you have just caused a flaky conductor or connection to fail to an open circuit [which is safer].
Running this test will give you an idea of the overall health & safety of your wiring system.
If you also have a voltmeter, much more precise wiring tests can be run with this same hair dryer.