Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > The Break Room > Off Topic

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-03-2010, 08:33 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Question

Electrical rewire estimate


I'm going/want to get my 1800 sq ft house rewired. I'm getting a Estimate from him today. How much is too much to pay a friend of a friend to do the work. (He is a Electrician and doing most of the work). I live in S. Carolina,buying Everything that is needed. Its getting ALL New Wiring, it has roughly 35 plug in receptacle's,15 light switch's..some are already new. Electrical Service Box is Great.
He just has to pull wires & hook them all up! Thanks

weasel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2010, 09:03 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: north east
Posts: 728
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Electrical rewire estimate


Don't fret over this,, You can never pay too much, and I'm sure the electrician will agree with this,,

__________________
LIVING THE DREAM
DUDE! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 11:26 AM   #3
Handyman
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oakville, Ont, Canada
Posts: 796
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Electrical rewire estimate


Quote:
Originally Posted by weasel View Post
He just has to pull wires & hook them all up! Thanks
You say that like that's the easiest part
canadaclub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 07:27 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW of D.C.
Posts: 5,990
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Electrical rewire estimate


Quote:
Originally Posted by weasel View Post
How much is too much to pay a friend of a friend to do the work.
RS Means, the publisher, puts out books on ZIPcode-corrected estimates for all kinds of work. Peek in one at your local Border's Bookstore.
Yoyizit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 08:05 PM   #5
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Electrical rewire estimate


I would pay $0.00 and do the work myself, just like I'm doing now. This IS a diy site, after all.

DM
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click here to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 08:41 PM   #6
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,211
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Electrical rewire estimate


Quote:
Originally Posted by DangerMouse View Post
I would pay $0.00 and do the work myself, just like I'm doing now. This IS a diy site, after all.

DM

Same here, it's a huge job,but just do a bit at a time.

Remember, the estimate of an electrician probably does not cover the cost of repairing the drywall, if any needs to be removed to pass wire. You'd have to do that work yourself or hire someone else. Maybe some electricians will do it too and include in the price though. something to consider if you do contract it out.

Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing from Electrical Cook Top to Electrical Range EkS Electrical 24 06-22-2010 10:43 AM
Electrical Engineer allowed to do Electrical work? SarahJennifer Electrical 48 09-21-2009 08:15 PM
Slight electrical current in bathroom faucet water + other unusual electrical events story Electrical 9 09-16-2009 10:28 PM
Electrical box replace,addiitions, city permits and looking for an electrician ramchy Electrical 3 08-02-2009 11:12 AM
Electrical Contractor Ups Estimate pampev Electrical 4 07-12-2007 12:51 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.