I've seen a lot of that too. Have sometimes used 2 fire rings to bring out to surface level. I've tried in vain to get HO's to let me demo old stuff and do new boxes, etc. Often, the wiring is old 2 wire or BX with aging insulation. But, most people will only pay for the cheapest solution. That's why they were done so sloppy the 1st time and/or whoever did the work didn't know better. You can see so much crap in residential wiring that it can ruin your attitude & outlook sometimes.
Originally Posted by wxstevens
Yes, I'll be happy to do a first class job for less than anyone else and take a dollar a week for 10 years.