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Old September 16th 06, 12:47 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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I'm calling around for some sort of quotes to replace my failing circuit
breaker box and so far I've only received one estimate.

The price they quoted was about $2500 bucks roughly or $91/hour for their
work - including permit and inspection. No other electricians want to
release their hourly rate nor provide estimates. I'm not bitter about it,
just interested in how much money I'll have to secure to do this.

So if you had to guess, what would it cost to replace a non-grounded circuit
breaker with a grounded circuit breaker IF I SUPPLIED THE BREAKERS AND THE
PANEL.


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Old September 16th 06, 12:56 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Eigenvector wrote:
I'm calling around for some sort of quotes to replace my failing circuit
breaker box and so far I've only received one estimate.

The price they quoted was about $2500 bucks roughly or $91/hour for their
work - including permit and inspection. No other electricians want to
release their hourly rate nor provide estimates. I'm not bitter about it,
just interested in how much money I'll have to secure to do this.

So if you had to guess, what would it cost to replace a non-grounded circuit
breaker with a grounded circuit breaker IF I SUPPLIED THE BREAKERS AND THE
PANEL.


$2500.00 sounds to me like they should be holding a gun to your head.
Not knowing particulars I would ball park around 300 to 500 or less
being your furnishing the materials.

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Old September 16th 06, 01:01 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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"Jack" wrote in message
ups.com...

Eigenvector wrote:
I'm calling around for some sort of quotes to replace my failing circuit
breaker box and so far I've only received one estimate.

The price they quoted was about $2500 bucks roughly or $91/hour for their
work - including permit and inspection. No other electricians want to
release their hourly rate nor provide estimates. I'm not bitter about
it,
just interested in how much money I'll have to secure to do this.

So if you had to guess, what would it cost to replace a non-grounded
circuit
breaker with a grounded circuit breaker IF I SUPPLIED THE BREAKERS AND
THE
PANEL.


$2500.00 sounds to me like they should be holding a gun to your head.
Not knowing particulars I would ball park around 300 to 500 or less
being your furnishing the materials.


That's kind of what I was thinking, that the quote was totally high. My
presumption is that he didn't want my buisness or was just trying to make
sure I knew what I was getting into. Again I'm not bitter about it, but
this is one of those things I need to get done pretty quick, so I didn't
want to go in blind and get taken.


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Old September 16th 06, 01:01 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Ball park cost for breaker box replacement

"Eigenvector" wrote in
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"Jack" wrote in message
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Eigenvector wrote:
I'm calling around for some sort of quotes to replace my failing
circuit breaker box and so far I've only received one estimate.

The price they quoted was about $2500 bucks roughly or $91/hour for
their work - including permit and inspection. No other electricians
want to release their hourly rate nor provide estimates. I'm not
bitter about it,
just interested in how much money I'll have to secure to do this.

So if you had to guess, what would it cost to replace a non-grounded
circuit
breaker with a grounded circuit breaker IF I SUPPLIED THE BREAKERS
AND THE
PANEL.


$2500.00 sounds to me like they should be holding a gun to your head.
Not knowing particulars I would ball park around 300 to 500 or less
being your furnishing the materials.


That's kind of what I was thinking, that the quote was totally high.
My presumption is that he didn't want my buisness or was just trying
to make sure I knew what I was getting into. Again I'm not bitter
about it, but this is one of those things I need to get done pretty
quick, so I didn't want to go in blind and get taken.




$2500 sounds ridiculous. Of course, he'd gladly accept that if you were
willing to pay it. I'd get 2 more estimates. Then negogiate.

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Old September 16th 06, 01:08 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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I doubt very very much that job would take 27 hours of work. I am far
from an expert, but based on electrical work that I have had done, I would
think that "ballpark" time required would be 10 hours, or a bill of $910
at the quoted rate. Even going to 15 hours would be only $1,365, but
that seems very high to me.

Now that I think of it, if they couldn't do the job in 10 hours or less, I
would question their experience.

Of course, you know the best course of action now is to quickly get several
more estimates.


--James--


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Old September 16th 06, 01:11 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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"James" wrote in message
. ..
I doubt very very much that job would take 27 hours of work. I am far
from an expert, but based on electrical work that I have had done, I would
think that "ballpark" time required would be 10 hours, or a bill of
$910
at the quoted rate. Even going to 15 hours would be only $1,365, but
that seems very high to me.

Now that I think of it, if they couldn't do the job in 10 hours or less, I
would question their experience.

Of course, you know the best course of action now is to quickly get
several
more estimates.


--James--

That's the problem, all I've been hearing all day is "Sorry we don't give
estimates over the phone. click" Hmm.


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Old September 16th 06, 01:12 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Eigenvector wrote:
I'm calling around for some sort of quotes to replace my failing circuit
breaker box and so far I've only received one estimate.

The price they quoted was about $2500 bucks roughly or $91/hour for their
work - including permit and inspection. No other electricians want to
release their hourly rate nor provide estimates. I'm not bitter about it,
just interested in how much money I'll have to secure to do this.

So if you had to guess, what would it cost to replace a non-grounded circuit
breaker with a grounded circuit breaker IF I SUPPLIED THE BREAKERS AND THE
PANEL.


Problem is it's a pain in rump and thats why you are getting the high
estimate. Keep looking.

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Old September 16th 06, 01:24 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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"Eigenvector" wrote in message
...
I'm calling around for some sort of quotes to replace my failing circuit
breaker box and so far I've only received one estimate.

The price they quoted was about $2500 bucks roughly or $91/hour for their
work - including permit and inspection. No other electricians want to
release their hourly rate nor provide estimates. I'm not bitter about it,
just interested in how much money I'll have to secure to do this.

So if you had to guess, what would it cost to replace a non-grounded
circuit breaker with a grounded circuit breaker IF I SUPPLIED THE BREAKERS
AND THE PANEL.


Old electrician joke: How long does it take and how much will it cost for
an electrician to change a breaker box?

Who cares? You got a problem with that?

Electricians are specialists, and you want to get the job done right. Your
life depends on it.

That being said, what you want done is a royal PITA for an electrician who
can just as easily be out installing the same panel in one quarter the time
on a new install. You just need to get more estimates and take the best, or
find a friend or family member who's qualified for the task and will give
you a break.

Steve


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Old September 16th 06, 01:41 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Ball park cost for breaker box replacement

I doubt if you could find anyone to do the job if you were providing
materials. People like to use what they are used to using. Anything
else is perceived as a PITA. Plus, there's liability problems, etc.
etc.

Before you go ballistic, see what the price of the inspection is.


Eigenvector wrote:
"Jack" wrote in message
ups.com...

Eigenvector wrote:
I'm calling around for some sort of quotes to replace my failing circuit
breaker box and so far I've only received one estimate.

The price they quoted was about $2500 bucks roughly or $91/hour for their
work - including permit and inspection. No other electricians want to
release their hourly rate nor provide estimates. I'm not bitter about
it,
just interested in how much money I'll have to secure to do this.

So if you had to guess, what would it cost to replace a non-grounded
circuit
breaker with a grounded circuit breaker IF I SUPPLIED THE BREAKERS AND
THE
PANEL.


$2500.00 sounds to me like they should be holding a gun to your head.
Not knowing particulars I would ball park around 300 to 500 or less
being your furnishing the materials.


That's kind of what I was thinking, that the quote was totally high. My
presumption is that he didn't want my buisness or was just trying to make
sure I knew what I was getting into. Again I'm not bitter about it, but
this is one of those things I need to get done pretty quick, so I didn't
want to go in blind and get taken.


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Old September 16th 06, 02:37 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Ball park cost for breaker box replacement


"Eigenvector" wrote
I'm calling around for some sort of quotes to replace my failing circuit
breaker box and so far I've only received one estimate.

The price they quoted was about $2500 bucks roughly or $91/hour for their
work - including permit and inspection. No other electricians want to
release their hourly rate nor provide estimates. I'm not bitter about
it, just interested in how much money I'll have to secure to do this.

So if you had to guess, what would it cost to replace a non-grounded
circuit breaker with a grounded circuit breaker IF I SUPPLIED THE
BREAKERS AND THE PANEL.


In my area, there's not an electrician that would touch a project with the
H/O supplying the material.

A permit cost is $150, heck to pull a meter and remount (for siding), the
permit is $75. In this area, I've heard to replace the service, the cost
runs 900-1,200.

You would be doing yourself a favor and not mention you want to supply
materials. As a former contractor, I wouldn't waste valuable time trying to
chase down a penny pinching lead.


 




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