As I've said before, my area has a lot of older homes (100 yrs. plus), most of which have been through many remodels over the years. My question is whether anyone out there inserts any special clauses in their contracts to deal with the unexpected problems one encounters in this type of remodel. I frequently find myself spending huge amounts of time correcting framing problems, shimming and furring to match elevations, etc. I've run into buried gas lines for gas lighting and miles of knob & tube wiring. While some of this can sometimes be anticipated and allowances made, sometimes I find myself getting screwed. I actually enjoy the problem solving aspect of this kind of work, but I want to be fair to myself as well as the homeowner. Any ideas?