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Old 01-24-2011, 01:39 PM   #1
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If I have the no. of 120v wall outlets, switches, lights etc and no of 240 outlets how do I estimate the cost to have a re-wire done?

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Call different electricians for estimates. There is a lot more to a rewire than the number of devices. The type of house, hardness of fishing cables, etc are factors. Prices will also vary by region. It cost very much more in California than it does in Utah.

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If I have the no. of 120v wall outlets, switches, lights etc and no of 240 outlets how do I estimate the cost to have a re-wire done?
Ayuh,... Does this include putting back all the walls that are gonna get knocked out to run all this wiring,..??
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Ayuh,... Does this include putting back all the walls that are gonna get knocked out to run all this wiring,..??
Not all will included the cost to repatch the wall or drywall it again all it depending on what EC will write up the bid and for myself it kinda a fineline to walk due I do not know what the exsting set up in OP's house due there are too many thing it may not cover in here so more like a judgement call on this one.

If only couple then yeah I can deal with it but more than just couple then I will get a drywall contractor in and deal with it ditto with paint unless the homeowner have other plans with it.

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If I have the no. of 120v wall outlets, switches, lights etc and no of 240 outlets how do I estimate the cost to have a re-wire done?
What do "240 outlets" have to do with it?
There are only a few places you might need a 240V, or 120/240v, receptacle and circuit, and if you need them you need them. A couple of circuits like this is not going to double the price of the job.

Also, there are TONS of variables here:
How big is the house?
One story or two, or three?
Will it be gutted or will the walls and ceiling still be up?
Type of heat?
Type of appliances?
Location?
Location?
Location?

To answer your question, get three estimates from reputable electricians and compare price and personality. Choose the one you are most comfortable with.
Any price you get over the internet via remote control will be 25-50% accurate at best, which IMO is a useless number.
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