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Old 02-20-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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does anyone mind listing off all the new materials you'll needed to upgrade from 100amp service to 200amp? not doing the job myself of course but i'm gonna be picking up the material cost and want to know what is needed and how much i'm gonna have to spend on parts. thanks.

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Old 02-20-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
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Best you check with the electrician doing the work to see what he needs.

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Old 02-20-2008, 04:37 PM   #3
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Your not saving much money buying the parts yourself by the way... probably cost you more by the time its said and done... with the price of gas and all, I get all my material delivered right to the shop...
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does anyone mind listing off all the new materials you'll needed to upgrade from 100amp service to 200amp? not doing the job myself ......
Yes. You need a pen and paper to write down what your "electrician" tells you.
I put electrician in quotes because no self respecting electrician would have his customer get all the materials. Especially without giving him a detailed list.

Good luck with this. You'll need it.
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hhaahaha, i'll sharpen up my number 2 pencil. thanks fellas.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:02 PM   #6
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mostly just curious tho... i'm looking at buying a duplex and was curious what went into upgrading the service from a cost perspective parts wise, cause its kinda expensive i htought for about a half days work. i know i cant do any of the work myself and i'm not that much of a cheap skate to buy my own stuff and have him install it but just wanted to check it out with you guys. thanks again. bill
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wildbill, in my neck of the woods a service up grade from 100 to 200 would be in the $1500.00 to $2000.00 range, and take more than half a day to do properly. This means changing meter base out for meter main, and changing inside loadcenter to 200 amp, including all new breakers and service entrance conductors.
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I usually turn down jobs where the customer buys the material. I've run into inferior products, wrong items, and some can lead to call backs and unhappy customers.
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yeah, def a pain the A when customer provides their own stuff. my buddy is a mechanic and cheapskates try to get him to install the parts they buy. he does it, but won't warranty it. we usually have a good time blasting them behind their backs at the bar later.
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Most pros can get the parts for cheaper anyways.
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Most pros can get the parts for cheaper anyways.
But we don't sell them to the customer at that price.
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But we don't sell them to the customer at that price.

Well, that should be a given, considering that all businesses make money off mark up. Like someone else said, any qualified and competant electrician would not let the customer supply matterials as this would bring 2 issues to the table:

1)The electrician is making less money
2)The electrician does not know the quality of the materials

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