Hi. Recently bought a flat in a Victorian house which has a lot (well, 8) of brass domed light switches. Possibly original, but if not, certainly pretty old.
Unfortunately we also have a lot of very elderly wiring to go with them, and of course they're not earthed. I've heard different stories from various electricians, but when it comes down to actually quoting for the work, none of them seem happy to try and earth the existing switches.
It'd be sad to lose these switches as a feature. I've looked at repro, but they're either fairly expensive (Â£15) and poor quality pressed steel and plastic (TLC-direct) or very, very expensive (Â£40).
I've tried looking for someone who re-furbishes old switches to modern standards, but am having no luck. This can't be such an unusual problem - anyone got any advice? Cheers.