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Old 06-30-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Estimate for rewiring...sound reasonable.


Plan on getting another estimate, but would you think this sounds about right (I know you can't see my house, but in general)

Estimate is for rewiring, adding some plugs, changing our ancient panel and adding interconnect smoke detectors (which we likely won't go with)

This is what the estimate says..

Panel change and service upgrade
3 - 20A GFI circuits
3 Dining room plugs
1 a/c Plug (dining room)
4 plugs living room
9 plugs (other rooms), 3 ARC fault circuits
1 Bath GFI
Interconnect Smoke/CO detectors
1 outside plug

$5800 plus tax (Canadian)

any opinions?
The guy was nice enough, but definitely not talkative, nor did he seem like a salesman like I'm used to when getting work done. Not sure if that is a good thing or not.
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Code here says we HAVE to have the smoke detectors interconnected.

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Old 06-30-2010, 12:38 PM   #3
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Thanks DM...you're in the states right? He never said we had to have them, hmm I'll have to check for here.

I'm just not sure if I like it cause our house is small, and we routinely have to take one of the smoke detectors down when using the oven cause it goes off when the oven door is opened, and then put it back. I'd hate to have one or all going off all the time, just cause we're cooking. Is there a way to get around this with that system. I'm guessing not for safety reasons right?
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Sorry i don't have the fainest idea on how to second guess your quote, but then this is a DIY forum. Get two more local quotes and be sure to verify License, Insurance, references and the Permit process.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:03 PM   #5
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Hmm, not 100% sure but in my area I believe interconnect smoke detectors are only required for multi tenant buildings?

It's impossible to comment on your question without actually having a site visit. There are so many variables ie: are the walls finished? is the basement ceiling closed? what sort of service upgrade?, etc, etc...

Previous post is correct...get another couple of estimates to be sure

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Thanks.. sorry didn't realize I shouldn't post estimates...won't do it again.
Waiting on a couple more estimates.
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we routinely have to take one of the smoke detectors down when using the oven cause it goes off
Around here we call it a "kitchen timer".

"Someone hit the smoke detectors! Supper's ready!"

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Around here we call it a "kitchen timer".

"Someone hit the smoke detectors! Supper's ready!"

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