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How does this bid sound for a garage outlet?

Discussion in 'North America' started by Effects, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Effects

    Effects Member

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    I would have liked a parts/labor breakdown. What do you folks think?


    ITEM DESCRIPTION Total


    Bid Run a new 50A circuit from the existing 200A panel. Consolidate circuits using quads and tandem breakers to make room (Cuttler Hammer 50/20 and 20A tandems). Use conduit inside the garage on the wall and provide a Nema 14-50 receptacle.


    520.00


    Sales Tax 0.00


    $520.00
     
  2. Lloyd

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    Sounds fair. I would check they are using #6 copper wire.
     
  3. spaghetti

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    How long is the wire run?
     
  4. gaswalla

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    the quote is meaningless without knowing how far the future plug is from the panel..
     
  5. Effects

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    We are looking at 31 feet.
     
  6. JPP

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    You are using conduit. As a price comparison, I went to Home Depot on line and bought copper #6 4-wire (3 + ground) 'romex' for about $2/foot when I did my install. YMMV.
     
  7. Effects

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    Looking to having this done by an electrician.
     
  8. ckessel

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    Seems fair. I think I paid less than $200 for about 20 ft of conduit and a 14-50, but I didn't have any breaker consolidation work.
     
  9. spaghetti

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    Given the run length, conduit and breaker consolidation I think $500 is a fair price. I paid $800 for a ~60 ft run which had to go through multiple walls + a crawl space, along with breaker consolidation.
     
  10. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    The primary cost in these installations is labor and permitting -- where do I have to crawl, drill, finagle, coerce, cough-up-insulation, battle a 200-cell paper wasp nest, coordinate with a hopelessly busy inspector, etc. A 20' installation where fishing and drilling firewalls and such is required is likely to be more expensive than a 100' straight attic or basement joist run.

    Whether 6/3 Romex or 3x6AWG+1x10AWG THHN or even 4x6 AWG THHN, the retail cost is between $2.50 and $3/ft for the wire.

    Given the description $520 seems perfectly reasonable.
     
  11. TeslaSinHR

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    If it is parts & labor it is fair. I think I paid $450. Most of the cost is the labor. I also asked that they use wiring that could handle 100 A so that if I decided to install an HPWC later, they wouldn't have to run new wiring - just upgrade the circuit breaker.
     
  12. PhilBa

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    As others have said, it looks reasonable based on distance and complexity. It sounds like a bit less than a day of labor. I'm sure you could find a cheaper bid if you worked at it, but not substantially lower. Personally, I'd take it.
     

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