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Old 05-22-2012, 03:32 PM   #16
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I was gonna ask if we think the OP got the message, but they signed out a minute after posting and haven't been back.
Let's hope they return with some more details about this re-wire.

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Old 05-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #17
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Yeh, tell me about it. I quote a price and the job goes to some trunk slammer for less then I can buy the material. Then after the idiot screws up the job, the person has the balls to ask me for a price to clean it up. I say yep and double my original price.
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One Web guy says $4 per square foot.

Other bids in kilobucks for houses of unspecified sizes are 3, 7, 7.5 10, 13, 15, 16.
Excel's quartile function then tells me that half the cases will cost between 7.3 and 15.3 kilobucks.

If you pay yourself $10/hr, figure out how many hours it will take you and how risk-averse you are and then decide if you want to do this.

Ideal makes a tester, IIRC it's #61-165, that will read out the integrity of your connections at the moment you do the test. For the future integrity, all connections should be in fire-resistant enclosures and the wire you use has to be "heavy enough".

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Old 05-23-2012, 04:49 PM   #19
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As others have pointed out trying to price out electrical work by the square foot is meaningless. This is not paint or drywall. There are too many variables like dedicated circuits, extra receptacles, recessed lighting, undercabinet lighting, special or dimmer switches that all add to the cost but nothing to the square footage.
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This post is directed to lurkers and forum members who want to learn something a little bit beyond their comfort zone.

The correlation between sq. ft. and rewiring cost determines how meaningful the relationship is.
A correlation coefficient, r, of 0.9 is very good. 0.1 is lousy.

E.g., if you calc. the correlation between voltage and current for a resistor you should be getting coefficients of 0.99 or 0.999.

If the electricians on this forum are up to it, post sq. ft. of houses you rewired and what you charged.
Five or more samples of both numbers will give a very good idea whether sq. footage is a reasonable predictor of rewiring cost.
I don't know this yet, myself, because I was not able to readily pull both numbers off the Net.

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Square footage has nothing to do with electrical pricing. I have installed almost $2k worth of lighting alone in a kitchen that was less than 400 square foot.

Any prices and square footages are meaningless without knowing what was installed and the qualities of materials, the conditions on the job site and many others. Installing a chandelier on an 8' ceiling and a 20' ceiling are the same labor until you add in the cost of scaffolding rental, setup and the extra time to climb up and down and then breakdown the scaffolding. Square footage can be the same but the cost could be 3-4x for the high ceiling.
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There are just too many variables involved. Your question is like asking how much it will cost to buy a car. Should I pick 5 cars at random and find the average price? Would this be valid if I chose 4 Veyrons and a Hugo? I was trying to point out the fallicy that a spreadsheet can solve everything.
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.......... and a Hugo?
Seriously? Hugo?

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