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I added 8 more outlets and lights for my expanded kitchen, so I needed a subpanel to my old 100A panel which is currently full. The quote for the small panel addition was $600, parts and labor. do you think it is a reasonable price for that job? (I can't tell what kind of panel he will use because I don't know much about electric.)
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I think so. But prices vary from place to place. Best to get some more bids from local contractors.
 

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Good suggestion ---get two prices---service up grade-verses just a sub panel.

Prices for electrical work vary a lot by location and local code--Mike--
 

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Hello,
I added 8 more outlets and lights for my expanded kitchen, so I needed a subpanel to my old 100A panel which is currently full. The quote for the small panel addition was $600, parts and labor. do you think it is a reasonable price for that job? (I can't tell what kind of panel he will use because I don't know much about electric.)
Thank you.
In my area, I was told that someone doing a full upgrade to 200A service with a 40 position panel would run about $1,100.

If that quote was only for the sub panel, then I would serious look into the cost of just upgrading the service instead. You might or might not need it. I have gas appliances and don't come close to using up my 100A service. If you have electric appliances, you can easily push the limit, and an upgrade would be a good idea Either way, it's (upgrade to 200A) a better way to go then putting in a subpanel if you can afford it.
 

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To justify the cost for subpanel or upgrading all it depending on the exsting 100 amp panel and how many breakers or fuse in there { the breakers you count both single and two poles } and give us the breaker model number.

That way one of us may know a answer to which way is the best route to do it.

If the breaker box or fuse box look like rat's nest or really tanged up or have a bit of oversized fuse even breakers then that is a good time to upgrade the service.

New 100 amp panels I done in Wisconsin typically 30 space panel unless it is a detached building then it will get 20 space panel

New 200 amp panels are usseally 40 or 42 I know it cost little more than 30 space verison but it justify it alot of the time.

For subpanels it depending on size of subpanel you will need and numbers of new circuits and few case you will have to use the AFCI breakes per local / state codes.

For labour rates it will varies a bit. { I don't genrally say too much due it will fulatitnes a bit }

Merci.
Marc
 

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To justify the cost for subpanel or upgrading all it depending on the exsting 100 amp panel and how many breakers or fuse in there { the breakers you count both single and two poles } and give us the breaker model number.

That way one of us may know a answer to which way is the best route to do it.

If the breaker box or fuse box look like rat's nest or really tanged up or have a bit of oversized fuse even breakers then that is a good time to upgrade the service.

New 100 amp panels I done in Wisconsin typically 30 space panel unless it is a detached building then it will get 20 space panel

New 200 amp panels are usseally 40 or 42 I know it cost little more than 30 space verison but it justify it alot of the time.

For subpanels it depending on size of subpanel you will need and numbers of new circuits and few case you will have to use the AFCI breakes per local / state codes.

For labour rates it will varies a bit. { I don't genrally say too much due it will fulatitnes a bit }

Merci.
Marc
Marc, He said the main panel was full and that is why he needs a sub panel.
 
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