If you want to put a breaker box in a ball park, you need lots of
money. You will probably need a 10,000 amp service panel.
Thats assuming you mean a baseball stadium. You might mean a place
where gay guys park their cars to play with other guys balls. Nowadays
one never knows........
On Fri, 15 Sep 2006 16:47:09 -0700, "Eigenvector"
I had two similar jobs done when I sold my house about two years ago
and purchased a new one. On the house sold, they upgraded the system
from a fuse box to a circuit breaker box. On the new house, they
replaced an old breaker box that is now viewed as a fire hazzard and
upgraded the service. I don't recall the exact amounts, but I think
each job was in the $500 to $1,000 range with the electrician providing
material. This was in the midwest. YMMV in different parts of the
Sounds close to what I'm hearing. I contacted them today and they talked me
out of upgrading the box until I was ready to go to 200 A service, so for
now they'll install dual grounds, using sufficient copper to allow for
future upgrades - although he mentioned that its the same ground for 100A
and 200A, and replace all the breakers. He's got a guy coming out to mark
the ground spots, locate the utility lines, and then take a quick looky at
the box to level-set the job. $191 for the first hour, $91 each additional
Paying a contractor by the hour is dumb(unless they have the hours
spelled out in the job description, so you are still only paying by
the job). This encourages slop, and waste. They (bad contractors)
can trick you into thinking they are being careful, and purposely
going very slow. Let me guess they offered to do all the clean up and
Are parts cheaper in the midwest?
A good square-d panel (with a few included breakers) will cost 200+
here, Pa. Plus additional QO singles are about 5 bucks a piece, and
any grounding upgrades will need wire and rod(s) and pipe clamps(about
3 bucks a piece).
So material alone this could be over 300 bucks.
Was it done by a licensed electrician, permit and inspection?
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