So, my attic wiring thread is getting a little long, and I have some questions about hiring an electrician. I grew up with my dad always doing everything himself (yelling at me if I didn't hold the light just right), so I'm not really sure how to go about hiring outside help. I'm thinking of getting a quote from an electrician to go up into my attic to evaluate the existing wiring situation. My thought is to have that done, and then get a quote to have necessary work done to make the place safe. At that point, I can decide on whether to do the work myself or have it done by the electrician. My main question is, will I insult the guy if I choose to do it myself, and is it out of the ordinary to hire an electrician just to test and evaluate the existing wiring?