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Old 07-31-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
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Hello I am brainstorming on start up costs to build a home on a ranch close to Wichita Falls, Texas and I was wondering if anyone knew what the cost would be to run utilities (water and electric) approximately 1 mile (underground). I have access to laborers and can run heavy equipment, so getting in the ground wouldn't factor in to my question here, mainly wondering about cost and what size pipe would be needed, as well as the wire. The location I am looking at is downhill (not sure of the slope or anything) from the closest water main, so I'm sure that will help with the water flow. I can't drill a well, as the casings from the old oil wells have leaked and polluted the groundwater in the area.

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No one here is going to be quoting prices on jobs.

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why not ask some local contractors for pricing on your project, then you'd know for sure
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Not looking for bids on jobs, I can dig a ditch, lay wire and pipe, cover it back up, pretty simple, just wondering if anyone had done anything similar before- not real sure what kind of wire or pipe would be best, size, etc.. Or what it costs
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"How much will it cost?" Asking for price estimates here.
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Not looking for bids on jobs, I can dig a ditch, lay wire and pipe, cover it back up, pretty simple, just wondering if anyone had done anything similar before- not real sure what kind of wire or pipe would be best, size, etc.. Or what it costs

I think I understand your question. Unfortunately, I don't personally know the answers. However, I would suggest that you reword your original question so that everyone doesn't continue to tell you that no one will give you prices here.

Instead, ask in for specific information regarding types and quantity of materials. Leave cost questions out of it. I think you will have better luck, and you might even find someone here who has undertaken a similar project.

Best of luck!
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I have a friend who wanted to do similar, however the utility department would NOT allow him to even dig the trench much less install anything. He owns his own front loader and backhoe and they still wouldn't let him dig it.
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you would need to contact the electrical utility company to determine the size of wiring you would have to install to be able to provide 220v service. Their engineer should be able to size that for you. The same with your water service. Contact the water provider. The farther you go from the pump/tower the less pressure you will normally have.

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