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Research Triangle electricians

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by ggbjr, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. ggbjr

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    Hey guys – can anyone make a referral to a good electrician in the Triangle area? I need to start prepping the house for our new arrival.
     
  2. doctrewho

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    Mr. Electric (Solarcity's / Tesla's) partner in NC called me shortly after I confirmed and I have them setup to come out and do a quote on Tuesday.
     
  3. ChrisC

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    Brace yourself, their quotes usually come in really high.
     
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    They called me too as soon as I confirmed. They are coming out in the morning to provide me a quote. I already set up a couple of others to do the same as I had heard they were taking advantage of being the "preferred provider" for Tesla.
     
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    They we're quick on the quote and very nice to deal with. The quote was right where I expected it to be. I'm leaning toward going with them at this point.
     
  6. ggbjr

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    Great to hear. What are you planning to have done?
     
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    I didn't opt for the Twin Chargers or HPWC so just a NEMA 14-50, If my HoA wasn't annoying I'd have opted for a second 14-50 outside for visitors, but as is the current one is close enough to the garage door that the UMC will reach it just fine. My power panel/feed had plenty of room. The biggest part of the expense is labor and then there is the conduit/wiring run. Its about 34 feet in total (down from the panel, along the outer wall, up to the plug).
     
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    Sounds good. I'm planning to have the same done. I'm thinking of also getting an outlet near the street for visitors, but suspect it might be too costly.
     
  9. Chipper

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    Mr. Electric was out this morning and gave me a quote just under $700. I am installing the plug in my garage just under/beside my current 200 AMP panel for my condo. I asked for an 80 AMP circuit breaker. The location will allow me to provide service to visitors (i.e.​ Plugshare) if I choose to do so. I ordered the dual chargers and the HPWC so I think this will set me up nicely.
     
  10. doctrewho

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    Got the full quote from Mr. Electric today and scheduled for them to come out next Wednesday to do the install. Now I'll have a plug to stare at until the car gets here. And my EV driving friends will have a place to plug in when they visit.
     
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    We had the company installing solar panels on our roof wire up two 14-50 plugs at the same time, one on each side of the garage; there was about 70 feet of conduit / wire required to run from a pre-existing panel in the garage. Total bill for that work was a bit over 700.
     
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    For the HPWC, you will want a 100amp breaker according to the Tesla HPWC spec. You should be fine on the 200 amp panel unless you have some serious electric running (electric instant hot-water, etc).
     

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