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ettrefz 04-04-2013 06:41 PM

Electrical cost to finish my basement
 
How much would it cost to hire a company to wire my basement? It is 824 square feet and includes a living room, office, bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room. The lights work in every room, they are just wired to all turn on when I turn flip the switch at the bottom of the stairs.

Seattle2k 04-04-2013 06:42 PM

i will save the mods the trouble
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electures 04-04-2013 08:54 PM

$9999.99. You supply the material.

TTW 04-04-2013 09:00 PM

Call 3 electricians and get three bids, then decide...

747 04-04-2013 09:04 PM

I would allocate 5,000 It should be more then enough. Normally a rewire for a house is 10,000. Definately get some bids. Make sure a permit is pulled. It protects you.

jbfan 04-04-2013 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by electures (Post 1152615)
$9999.99. You supply the material.

$9999 flat.
No need for the extra cents!

k_buz 04-04-2013 09:23 PM

I'd do it for a case of beer and a pizza.

Speedy Petey 04-04-2013 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by TTW (Post 1152620)
Call 3 electricians and get three bids, then decide...

THIS is your answer. Anything else is an uneducated guess.

Speedy Petey 04-04-2013 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by 747 (Post 1152623)
I would allocate 5,000 It should be more then enough. Normally a rewire for a house is 10,000.

You're joking, right?
The bold quote above is nearly the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

sirsparksalot 04-04-2013 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by k_buz (Post 1152637)
I'd do it for a case of beer and a pizza.

LOL U, Sir, are hired!! :drink:

747 04-04-2013 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 1152651)
You're joking, right?
The bold quote above is nearly the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

I was getting the speedy discount. :laughing: Don't make me call md shunk.(marc)



Seriously speaking get 3 bids go from there.

electures 04-05-2013 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by 747

I was getting the speedy discount. :laughing: Don't make me call md shunk.(marc)

Seriously speaking get 3 bids go from there.

Isn't he a hack?

electures 04-05-2013 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by k_buz
I'd do it for a case of beer and a pizza.

Dam! Lost another job.

Burnt 04-06-2013 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 1152651)
You're joking, right?
The bold quote above is nearly the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

I wouldn't say that. The wife called a company over to see about rewiring the whole house (950 sq ft bungalow with basement that was not finished) because we had some copper wiring and some aluminum wiring, luckily neiter on the same circuit.

Anyway they quoted $10,000 to piggy back all the receptacles that were alluminum to the proper receptacle. That was insane I thought because they weren't even running new wires and that's what we wanted.

So I rewired the whole house myself.

Speedy Petey 04-06-2013 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Burnt (Post 1153622)
I wouldn't say that. The wife called a company over to see about rewiring the whole house (950 sq ft bungalow with basement that was not finished) because we had some copper wiring and some aluminum wiring, luckily neiter on the same circuit.

Anyway they quoted $10,000 to piggy back all the receptacles that were alluminum to the proper receptacle. That was insane I thought because they weren't even running new wires and that's what we wanted.

So I rewired the whole house myself.

So you wouldn't say that because by coincidence you got a quote for the same $10k for a different job (Alumicon)?
I have no idea how you think this relates.

My point was, flatly saying "Normally a rewire for a house is 10,000" is completely absurd without regard to house size, complexity, location, etc.

That is exactly like saying "Normally a 4-door car is $10,000."


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