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Old 03-12-2011, 09:42 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
Btw, I have yet to walk into a home that has no kitchen or baths but only a bedroom or two.
Go back and re-read. I said some levels will only have those items. NOT whole homes.

A "level" with a kitchen will cost MUCH more to wire than one with a few bedrooms and a bath.

Sounds like "flat rate"pricing to me. Some jobs the customer makes out, others the customer gets screwed.
Either that or the company makes out like bandits on change orders and extras.


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The closest any of us can come to base-line pricing is square-foot costs.
And that (normally) can only apply to typical wood framing construction, normal ceilings, and a base assumption of lighting boxes, a switched outlet in bedrooms. etc.etc.
Re-wiring is too difficult to ever guess at without knowing the construction.
It's what keeps the construction trades interesting.

Rewiring a house made of concrete that has pipes from box to box will cost one thing.
Rewiring a house that is horse-hair plaster on lath with finished crown moldings or wood walls is a completely different ball game.

A guy I worked for years ago quoted wiring a new house from a set of plans.
He failed to notice the 1st floor had 10' ceilings.....that floor took much longer a result.
It's why you can't give a quote over the phone, much less on-line.
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