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Old 03-16-2010, 11:23 PM  
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Hi,
Just wondering if anyone has ever had an electrician in to run new circuits.
We're in the early stages of a kitchen remodel and we're going to need to have new circuits run for a dishwasher and garbage disposal.
It's an older house which never had these appliances at all.

The service panel is in the garage and the house is on a crawlspace. The total length of the new wiring would probably be around 30' or so.
Just curious how much I'll be looking at. If it's too much, I guess we can just toss our dirty dishes out the window.



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Old 03-17-2010, 05:18 AM  
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If you are doing a kitchen remodel a few new circuits is the least of your worries. You will need to bring the whole area being renovated up to code. This of course depends on the extent of the renovation. When I hear kitchen renovation I think new cabinets, appliances, etc.

I must say, if you are worried about what it is going to cost to run the electric line for a new DW maybe you should rethink this renovation until you have the appropriate funds.



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Old 03-17-2010, 07:10 AM  
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Yes, new cabinets, appliances, etc.

Didn't say I was worried about the cost, just asking about a ballpark estimate. Since you are an electrical contractor, what would you charge to do something like this?
PM if you prefer.

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Try this
Cost of Adding an Electrical Outlet - Get Prices and Estimates - CostHelper.com

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Thanks, Wuzzat. Interesting stuff on costhelper.

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Didn't say I was worried about the cost, just asking about a ballpark estimate.
Sorry, I guess I took this the wrong way:
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Just curious how much I'll be looking at. If it's too much, I guess we can just toss our dirty dishes out the window.



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Since you are an electrical contractor, what would you charge to do something like this?
There is no way to tell what is involved in a remodel without seeing the job.
Even though it is a short distance you still have to get from the garage to the crawlspace under the DW. That or down the wall behind it. Either way the job is much more involved that having a panel in a full unfinished basement for example, and less involved that if it were on a slab.

I would just call around and have a few guys give you quotes.
Who is doing the rest of the work there? Why not just have them give you a price?
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Ah, well the dirty dishes out the window part was a joke. Maybe my sense of humor is weird.

I do have someone coming over to look at everything and give us an estimate.

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Also, the publisher RS Means puts out books estimating just about anything, and the prices are corrected for ZIPcode.
You can peek into one of these books at Border's and the like.

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there are several of us who do the work every day out here. problem is out here is all across america. Let us know the prices of the bids you get from licensed electricians, and we will be more than happy to tell you if that seems fair for the particular areas we are in. Good luck on your project. In my neck of the woods your circuits would run you around 200-250 a piece.

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Thanks. I got the first quote in today. Here's the description word for word:

Services Rendered:
1.) Installation of one new 50 amp, 240 volt circuit for a free standing Kitchen Range unit with a Range outlet in the Kitchen and a new breaker installed in the existing power panel. (Owner to supply the Range plug and cord from the Range unit).
2.) Installation of one new 20 amp, 120 volt circuit for an outlet for power to one new Dishwashing unit and one new Garbage Disposal unit with cord and plug disconnecting means for both units. All new circuits are to be terminated in the existing Kitchen area.
3.) [Name of company] to supply an electrical permit and city inspection required by the City of Newport News. Owner to be present at the time of
City Inspection.

The total cost given for this work is $940.00. Any opinions on whether that seems fair?

The company is licensed/insured and was recommended to us by my sister-in-law who used them to have a lot of work done in her home. She was pleased with the work they did for her.



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