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#10112 - 05/30/02 10:17 PM New Residential Service
Dave Offline
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I live in a 50 year old house which requires new electrical service. I'm not too familiar with electrical jobs and would like to know more about what is required (cost, codes (CA), things to ask an electrician).

The service comes from the pole to the garage - where there is a main switch connected to four old glass fuses.

Many of the outlets do not have 3 prongs - so there would be additional wiring required.

Any comments and information would be helpful. Thanks.
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#10113 - 05/31/02 04:08 AM Re: New Residential Service
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Depending on how many circuits are fed from the fuse box, you are probably looking at between $700-1,200.00. As far as the 2-wire receptacles, if your wiring system contains a ground wire, there shouldn't be that much trouble. Maybe $10-15.00 each receptacle.(This is in the Phila., PA area)
If no ground exists and you want a 3-wire receptacle installed, the cost will increase significantly. Also, where you currently have 3-wire receptacles installed, have the electrician verify the presence of a groud wire.
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