Any good electrician would never give a quote for work that they can not
There are way to many variables that you probably do not know to look for.
Call some local folks and have them look at the work and then determine the
What is the existing service? and why do you need a change?
I think it cost me somewhere between $300 and $500 to upgrade from a 60A
fusebox to a 150A GE Powermark breaker panel (that includes the breakers
and new service conduit and the permit and new copper service entrance
conductors), but that was 10 years ago -- that's why I don't remember
the actual amount a little closer.
For $300, I'm guessing her son ate the cost of the little stuff and she
only paid for the panel, breakers, and permit. But it wouldn't
necessarily cost much more than $300 for the parts and wire.
This is Turtle
You need to give your son a big hug for he did it for cost or even cost him some
on small stuff. Now by seeing you said $300.00 it must have been a Murry or a
ITE box and breakers to get that low of price.
When I do electrical work for my dad, he pays for all the big items, and
I pay almost as much for the incidental little stuff and he doesn't even
know about it. I suspect something like that is going on here.
For $300, Kathy got a heck of a deal. The job was probably worth at
least $1000 more if she had to pay for the labor and everything.
yes plus he added new circuits since he took it from 100 to 200 amps. Some
are still empty and it was circuit breakers so some of them were reusable
but not all. He put in a new box thing in the wall and a new something
outside where the meter goes. it only took him one day and it passes
inspection on the first try.
I upgraded my house, cost me 1350.00 w/ inspection.
The guy was done pretty quick. He changed the line
connects to the house down to the meter pan (with new
conduit) and the line to the breaker box. Reused my
GFCI and Arc Fault breakers, but all others are new.
I would say between 1500 and 2000 would be the ballpark
price for the job.
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