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alexvera 01-09-2013 11:51 PM

replacing a breaker
 
how much it cost to replace a 2 pole 20 amps breaker

joecaption 01-09-2013 11:58 PM

Why does it need changing?
Why not change it yourself?
It's about a 5 min. job.

sublime2 01-10-2013 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexvera (Post 1090145)
how much it cost to replace a 2 pole 20 amps breaker

If you don't know what your doing, it can cost you your life.

Jim Port 01-10-2013 08:14 AM

Depends on the cost of the breaker and who does it.

mikegp 01-10-2013 08:48 AM

The breaker itself is about $8 at HD. It can be done very easily if you have any common sense. You should kill the main breaker before touching anything. If you don't know what you're doing then you could easily kill yourself.

If you're asking how much an electrician should charge, I would guess they'll charge you an hour. No idea what electricians in your area charge for an hour of work though. Guessing $60-$120.

Jim Port 01-10-2013 09:01 AM

The OP did not state if the breaker was one that is currently available off the shelf or if it is a hard to find obsolete one so pricing cannot be given for the part.

Any contractor charging rates like that will not be in business long.

electures 01-10-2013 10:14 AM

$9986.21. If you pay me cash I'll do it for half.

mikegp 01-10-2013 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 1090293)
Any contractor charging rates like that will not be in business long.

Electricians charge less than $60 an hour? Just driving to you costs gas, wear and tear, time, insurance, and other overhead. I doubt I could even get an electrician to take that job in my area. It's not worth their time. Mechanics in my area charge $90-$150.

MissKat 01-10-2013 01:30 PM

My go to plumbtrician is a steal at $90.00 an hour. He shows up on time, knows what he's doing so doesn't waste time, is clean, neat and personable and is supportive of my DIY habit. He doesn't mind the occasional question and doesn't charge extra for fixing any mistakes.

With stuff that will kill you or destroy your house if done improperly, you can't cheap out.

silversport 01-10-2013 02:13 PM

I'm not sure if Jim Port meant that range was too high; or too low. As said here a million times, too many factors to quote a price.

When I sold my last house, the buyer's HI noted that the P-trap under the upstairs bathroom sink was loose where it connected to the waste line. It was missing a plastic compression washer. I lived in the house for 7 years, had no idea, it never leaked, otherwise I would've fixed it. BUT the contract said any issues that we agreed to fix as a result of the HI had to be fixed by a licensed professional.

The plumber charged me $160 for what amounted to a 10 minute visit (non-emergency). Going rate in this area.....

Jim Port 01-10-2013 02:35 PM

I meant that rate was too low, and the contractor would not make enough to survive for long.

rrolleston 01-10-2013 05:03 PM

Guys around here charge around 40-60 an hour. I usually charge by the job. They ask me if I can do it and I give them a rate that will allow me to make enough money. Usually more than others but they don't notice because I just say what I will do it for and it's less scary to them than 60 an hour not knowing how long it will take.


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