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Electrician recommendation in greater Boston

Discussion in 'New England' started by webcrawler, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. webcrawler

    webcrawler Member

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    Can folks please recommend electricians in greater Boston area for 14-50 NEMA? Also price range for getting this done? Thanks!
     
  2. EdA

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    Any licensed electrician can handle this. Price depends on how long the run is and what material they choose (copper, aluminum)...
     
  3. yousexy

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    The Tesla installation team beat my local electrician's price. Get a quote from them, ask your used vehicle sales advisor to hook you up.

    and get quotes from the local reputable electrician. Then go from there.

    Are you installing a Tesla wall charger?
     
  4. tga

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    Well, "Greater Boston" is a big area but in Metro West, I highly recommend Scott Mahaney, RS Mahaney Electric, (617) 592-8227, [email protected]. He has done 14-50's and HPWC's for other Tesla owners.

    Tell him Greg from Monday night golf sent you.
     
  5. JPoldo

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    As an electrical engineer with decades of wiring experience, my 14-50 NEMA was a self-install. Make sure you get at least 3 quotes because you'll discover a wide price range. Tell electrician you want #6 copper wire if not a very long distance from circuit breaker panel. Charging at 240V at 40 amps is so much faster than a typical Chargepoint station delivering only 208V at 30 amps!
     
  6. North75

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    I agree, unless your insktall is super easy, Tesla is the way to go. Their standard price is $1500 including the wall connector. My install was a little more because of a 130 foot wiring run. Their price beat the cheapest local electrician by $1000. Other quotes were 2 to 3X as much.
    Plus Tesla gets proper permits and an inspection. And they warranty the install for 4 years.
     
  7. yousexy

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    @Noth75. that makes two of us. Mine is 120 feet.....:):)
     
  8. hmgolds

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    Waiting on our Model 3. We are looking at install at a recently purchased condo in Westford - assuming no objections. It's a very small complex - 7 homes - with a shared, detached garage. I found this thread looking for an electrician.

    I figure about a 160 ft run from our meter to that shared garage. I don't know if there is conduit running to the garage and, if so, whether it could accommodate another cable. Depending on the size of the existing conduit and the overall capacity, I might be limited to as low as a 15amp circuit - still OK for my needs.

    But Tesla, for a couple of reasons, won't do multi-unit buildings. They referred me to Evercharge. But that's a lot of overhead for one person. And I might need a commercial electrician for the install.
     
  9. hmgolds

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    We had Scott come out to see what we could do at our condo. Unfortunately the answer is "nothing" unless we undertake a lot of digging. But we were impressed with Scott and would have no qualms with using him.
     

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