Ballpark Figure?

In my kitchen I have 5 recessed can lights mounted in an approximately 6' circular pattern over the island. There is no attic access. I would like to have a ceiling fan junction box added in the center of the circle of downlights, wired to the same circuit as the lights. I won't require a separate switch for the fan, as I will use the pull chain switch to control it. There is no concern about wattage, as I am using CFLs in the downlights that total only ~120 watts. The fan wattage will not exceed 100 watts.
I haven't called an electrician for prices yet. I live in the greater Phoenix area. Any wild guesses as to what this might cost to have installed? I can't manage doing the job myself as I have a back problem that prevents me from being on a ladder.
TIA
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The ceiling fan electrical box would need to be mounted to the ceiling wood framing so it could support the fan. Depending on where the joists run in the ceiling, this could be easy or require cutting out some drywall.
Then you would need someone to fix the drywall.
The electrical part should be easy. Should be able to tap into a nearby fixture and run a wire to the fan.
So maybe a couple of hundred for just the electrical work.
As to the drywall work, these days it seems calling anyone out to do anything is $100 just for them to show up! (Got to fill that truck up with gas!)
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Thanks for your comments, Bill. Givs me some direction.
Wayne
On Sun 29 Jun 2008 07:40:17a, Bill told us...

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"Wayne Boatwright" wrote

In addition to what the other person said, costs this time will be very related to your area. I found out it's a whole grunch cheaper here than most places. Lowes here, will do it for 98$ but may leave you cosmetic things with drywall to fix up?
One other person in a different thread layed out a cost of 289$ starter figure for a fan with attic access. I'd come back with 50$ each in my case but forgot to mention it was a package deal with other work. Mine would have been about 75$ each if that was the only work done but they were replacements of existing units (wires in place etc).
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"Wayne Boatwright" wrote

That 'seems about right' when reading the below.

Be aware with your back (I share your problems there, DDD, 3 herniations) that you will need help holding the fixture up if you are going to actually plug it in. If you just do the box part in advance so they can tie to it, probably same price if i read you right?
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On Tue 01 Jul 2008 04:04:55a, cshenk told us...

Thanks, Carol. Actually, I've recently had a new back problem recently (a pinched nerve this time, I think), so it may not be me at all who puts up the fan. If I can do it by the time the junction box is in place, I'll definitely have help.
No, I don't intend to actually install the box, but I know the type I want and will supply it to the electrician.
How is your back now, Carol?
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"Wayne Boatwright" wrote

Thats good you'll have help. 'Pinched Nerves' are so much fun.

Comes and goes in comfort levels. Denegerative Disc Disease (DDD) so it's got it's good and bad days. One of those progressive things but with care I am fairly normal as long as I dont lift stuff. I bring my daughter with me shopping so she can handle the bigger stuff (she's 14) and at the same time she's learned lots on how to economically shop plus gets more 'Mommie time'!
Anyways, the relation to this group is just that I have lots of tips but often have to contract things out due to physical limits. There's a great deal I can still do (such as just posted how we rescreened the porch for another) but I couldnt hold a fan up for Don to put in place.
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