The insulation on a wire inside the drill could become damaged.If that live wire touched the metal case, the tool could be energized to 120v, and that’s not good.

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It's a good idea to keep in mind that these costs are an investment and can increase the value of your home when it comes time to sell.

Certainly, being able to sleep each night without worrying about an electrical fire is priceless.

This was noted on the survey I had done and it was suggested I update it. There's nothing actually wrong with the fuse box - it's just old fashioned?

Are there any safety concerns with these old ones or is this just something they tend to note on such surveys.

A few ground wires are connected to the cold-water supply, but I believe that they are for a 240v electrical-baseboard heater system.

Modern circuits are grounded for safety, so your concern is well-founded.Licensed electricians can cost between to per hour.However, the hourly rate alone is not as important as the electrician's experience and capabilities.Both are possible, but the wiring is a little different and the connections are different. As expensive as the changes are, they are well worth it the resale and the lack of problems in the future.Also add a 120 volt fire alarm system with battery back up.Old houses often need updates to electrical systems; the author’s 1903 home was no exception.