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Discussion in 'NorCal - Reno Tesla Owners (formerly SacArea)' started by Duffer, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Duffer

    Duffer TSLA Long

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    Hello,

    I have a HPWC installation that I am beginning to solicit bids for as well as some additional electrical work later on. Does anyone have a recommendation or two for electricians that service the Sacramento area? My wife's coworker received bids from a couple of the Tesla recommended electricians and their bids were $700-$800 more for a short 14-50 run than his electrician charged. Unfortunately, I can't coax his guy out of retirement.

    Thank you,
     
  2. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    We use Phil Haupt Electric for all our electrical work. Really good folks. They are active members of the local EV association and did the supercharger install at Tesla Rocklin.

    Phil Haupt Electrical, Inc | PHE – Professional, Honest, Ethical
     
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    Haupt was great for me. I had purchased an HPWC, and they let me know that I probably wouldn’t need it, additional installation fee would be quite expensive. They explained to me, as a newbie, that a normal 14-50 installation would work just perfectly. It has, I’m glad they sent me down the right path rather than trying to get more money from me.
     
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  5. sevenout

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    I used EV Energy. Mainly because of timing. Called Phil first but they were so busy that they would not be able to get to me for a while.
     
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  6. Duffer

    Duffer TSLA Long

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    Thanks everyone for your replies.

    Unfortunately, (cue mob with pitchforks & torches) our car doesn't have a garage so a weatherproof charger is required.

    The good news is that a 60A breaker will fit in the panel. The bad news is that I have a 120+ foot run between the panel and where the HPWC will be located. I guess it's time to see what kidneys are worth on the black market. :(
     
  7. HumanGenome

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    Used those guys as well, Phil is a great dude who loves talkin' Tesla.
     
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  8. omarsultan

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    Phil is a good guy who does a lot of EV work in the area. I can also recommend Terry Steele who has done two HPWCs for us and has a fair amount of EVSE experience.
     
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  9. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    +1 for Bonham Electric. They did a great job of swapping out an existing J1772 EVSE for a pair of Tesla Wall Connectors in power-sharing configuration. Also, best price out of 3 electricians we got quotes from.
     

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