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Recommended Electrician for Northern VA/Virginia?

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by tiblot, May 28, 2013.

  1. tiblot

    tiblot Member

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    Hi! I'm looking to get a Level 2 outlet, 240v NEMA 14-50 installed. I've been getting prices all over the place.

    Can anyone recommend a good electrician? Thanks!!
     
  2. Tempus

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    We ended up going with Murphy Family Electric for that exact service.
    Murphy Family Electric

    They were great, and quite a bit cheaper than some of the other quotes we got.

    Tempus
     
  3. tiblot

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    Thank you sir. I'll contact them. Mind me asking what you got installed and what you paid?
     
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    I got 3 quotes for the work and they were ALL over the map (+/- $1000). I had the same installation as you w/ a NEMA 14-50 running a 50A circuit. In the end I went with Kolb Electric and they did a great job.
     
  7. tiblot

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    Thanks everyone! Yeah I'm getting prices way too varied. All I need is a 5 foot install from my main panel in the garage ... should be relatively easy to me =/

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    Did you guys get a Permit? I'm in Solarcity is trying to charge me $300 for a permit lol
     
  8. JohnQ

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    As an out of market point of reference (CT), I had a similar situation as you with a 10 ft horizontal run from panel to garage. My electrician did the following:
    Add a 50A breaker to the box
    Run conduit out of the panel, conceal in the ceiling and drop to 48" height
    Run wiring
    Install 14-50 outlet and box on an existing support pole
    Extra: installed a breaker and NEMA 5-20R outlet right next to panel (as long he was out here)
    Total cost: $385
     
  9. Amin

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    FIA designs installed my HPWC, extra outlet and meter base for less than what others charged for an outlet - highly recommend 703-926-4108
     
  10. JST

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    Fwiw, I got quotes from Murphy, Kolb and Root. Murphy quoted the lowest price, but it was over the phone--they seemed reluctant to come out and actually look.

    I went with Root. They weren't too far off Murphy, and they came out, looked around and provided some good input on where to put everything.

    Had a 14-50 put in at the driveway in back and a 5-20 put in on the light pole in front. Total was about $1500, but each was at least a 30' run from the panel.
     

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