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Sometimes the addition of copper connectors, called pigtails, at receptacles and circuit breakers can resolve potential problems.
Sixty amps used to be the standard for household power.
“It’s very hard on these devices if the voltage drops off,” says San Francisco-based builder Bob Hauser.
Even with adequate power, you may need to add outlets to avoid relying on power strips and extension cords, an inconvenience and a potential safety hazard.
That speeds the process, which can take anywhere from five days to two weeks for an entire house, according to Lansdale, Pa., electrical contractor Wes Carver.
Unfortunately, this system is rarely intact after 80 or so years of use.
And the older your house is, the greater the chances that the wiring might be outdated or unsafe.