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Old 11-30-2006, 05:34 PM  
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Default Electricians, what do you think?

I have an old Federal panel and an older 50's main box that needs replacing as well as a riser put up as the lines are too low.

I got a quote for 1600 to do;

Remove exisiting electrical service.
Install a new 200AMP electrical service in same location.
Install 36" riser with support.
Install a 40 circuit 200AMP Square D Homeline panel.
Install new breakers for existing branch circuits.
Furinish permit.

What do you all think of the price for all that?


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Old 11-30-2006, 06:37 PM  
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not that I know, but that sounds like a lot of work and parts. Also do you really want this to go to the lowest bidder? Find a good electrician who will do quality work, and you will be happy (and safe) with it. IMO


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Cheaper than a fire and you get an upgraded service. - Sounds reasonable, but I am not aware of your local conditions.

You could probably get it cheaper, but get some references and follow up. The professionalism and finishing details an make a difference.
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:08 PM  
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$1600 is becoming the low side of a 200 amp service replacement fomr a real contractor.
It is especially cheap for a mast service.
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Hey, it sounds like a deal to me! If he does a job half as neat as Square-Eye does, you will be well pleased with it.
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In just the past 5 years, the cost of wire has more than tripled. I remember when I could buy a 250ft roll of #12-2/wg for arond $30.00. Now that same roll of wire will cost you over $100.00. $1600.00 sounded high to me at first, then I consider the rate of price increases and it doesn't sound bad at all. Better get it done before the prices go up again.
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Up here you see $2500 basic service upgrade.....mabey I need to move somewhere less expensive.

A service is a service is a service ......
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A service is a service is a service ......
While this is true, you know what they say. Location is everything!

I am probably an hour from you (I am about 1/2 hr. from the CT line) and I can't get anything near that......yet.
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Square, you need to come out here. I have been paying in the $80's for 12/2 for several months now.
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Pricing is entirely regional. I have heard of that job costing anywhere from $800-$1000 in the east to $2500-$3000 in California.


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