(Closed) The joys of a 50 year old house.

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That’s a beautiful light fixture.  Unfortunately, that’s the problem with older homes, though beautiful, you never know what you’re getting yourself into.  Good luck with it and I hope you don’t run into any more problems.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think my parents purposefully avoid doing any upgrades to the house; they know that as soon as they start pulling things apart in a hundred year old house, it’s going to come down around their ears! The well is under the kitchen floor, and the kitchen appears to be sinking into the earth by the looks of the floor to ceiling crack…then there’s the bee and mice infestation, the asbestos-ridden basement, the plumbing as old as the hills…

Ugh. Makes me shudder to think of all that maintenance. That’s why I want to build my own house, haha. I truly hope that the worse you have is some electrical problems!

Post # 6
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I hope it isn’t too complicated and expensive!  Older houses are filled with crazy stuff like that sadly (and it isn’t always caught on inspections).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

oooh do i feel for you. we bought our WONDERFUL 70 year old house a year and a half ago – we decided to change out the light fixture in the dining room – only to realize that when we had it “done” – turning on the lightswitch in the dining room turned on the light on the front porch light! and using the switch in the living room turned on the dining room light, but ONLY if both switches were on…it was an absolute mess. all of our electrical was fubar and we spent $2500 on electrical work right after we moved in…

i do love our house – but yeah, that sucked – and we’re still finding electrical issues with the house that will eventually need fixed. i am very sorry you are having issues. hope it all works out!

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