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#42355 - 09/19/04 04:51 PM 100 & 200A Services  
mustangelectric  Offline
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Posts: 494
Bentonville, AR
Hi,
What do you charge for a 100 or 200A service installed at a single family dwelling? Does not include PERMIT.

Here is a material list and what I charge:
Equipment is GE.
100A - $750
---------------
1 Weatherhead (5 hole) 1 1/2"
15' Conduit (IMC) 1 1/2"
1 Meter base 100 Amp
1 Nipple (2 1/2" to 4" long)1 1/2"
2 Locknuts 1 1/2"
1 Plastic Bushing 1 1/2"
1 Main breaker 100 Amp
1 Weatherproof breaker box 100 Amp
1 Hub for above breaker box 1 1/2"
22' Neutral Conductor #6 AWG
86' #2 THW Conductor (copper)for line and load side
4 Conduit straps & screws 1 1/2"
4 Lag screws 3/8" X 3"
1 Roof Flashing 2-1/2"
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.

200A $1100
------------

1 Weatherhead (5 hole) 2 1/2"
15' Conduit (IMC) 2 1/2"
1 Meter base 200 Amp
1 Nipple (2 1/2" to 4" long)2 1/2"
2 Locknuts 2 1/2"
1 Plastic Bushing 2 1/2"
1 Main breaker 200 Amp
1 Weatherproof breaker box 200 Amp
1 Hub for above breaker box 2 1/2"
22' Neutral Conductor #4 AWG
86' 3/0 THW Conductor (copper)for line and load side
4 Conduit straps & screws 2 1/2"
4 Lag screws 3/8" X 3"
1 Roof Flashing 2-1/2"
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.

Let me know what you charge and what you think about these prices.

Thanks

Mustang


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#42356 - 09/19/04 05:00 PM Re: 100 & 200A Services  
iwire  Offline
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North Attleboro, MA USA
Hi Mustang.

Check out this thread in another forum about the same topic.

The prices are all over the place.

residential service


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

#42357 - 09/19/04 05:50 PM Re: 100 & 200A Services  
mustangelectric  Offline
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Posts: 494
Bentonville, AR
Hi,
there is a lot of variables involved in bidding and selling electrical work..the material cost is probably pretty close all over the country..the biggest variables seem to be site conditions, labor and client.

In my area you could NOT get $4500 for a 200 Service new or upgrade!

The average price in NW Arkansas runs between $1000-$2000 for a 200A residential service.

-regards

mustang


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#42358 - 09/19/04 06:17 PM Re: 100 & 200A Services  
MONOLITH  Offline
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Pennsylvania, USA
Southeast Pennsylvania; this is what I 'average', price varies slightly depending on the mindset of the homeowner.

100A interior panel change only: $800
100A full service: $1400

200A interior panel change only; $1400
200A full service $2400


#42359 - 09/19/04 06:26 PM Re: 100 & 200A Services  
mustangelectric  Offline
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Posts: 494
Bentonville, AR
monolith,
that sounds fair..
thanks for the info

-regards

mustang


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#42360 - 09/19/04 07:22 PM Re: 100 & 200A Services  
CJS  Offline
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Posts: 35
Sanford,NC, USA
I get $1600 for a 100A and $2600 for a 200 Amp. That includes everything including a whole house surge protector installed out at the main.

When the panel is right on the other side of the meter I make out BIG, but when I have to run a SER cable I "earn it a little more". Either way, my prices stay the same.


#42361 - 09/19/04 07:41 PM Re: 100 & 200A Services  
CJS  Offline
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Posts: 35
Sanford,NC, USA
One more thing:
I ALWAYS use aluminum conductors for service changes unless they specifically want copper. And I hardly ever use IMC or Rigid on a house! It's normally PVC unless I need the Rigid to support the service drop or something.
(You know, by CODE you could use #4 Cu for a 100 A residential service).


#42362 - 09/19/04 07:46 PM Re: 100 & 200A Services  
Speedy Petey  Offline
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Posts: 173
Upstate, NY
DAYUM! For $2600 I'll throw in a surge protector AND cook 'em dinner!

$1200-$1400 here, including inspection, and I'm in NY. Not know for it's low prices.

I can't see how anyone keeps the same price for a service. Doesn't seem fair to the customer. If I have to spend another hundred on materials the customer pays for it. If the job is cake the customer pays less.


Speedy Petey

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#42363 - 09/19/04 07:49 PM Re: 100 & 200A Services  
Speedy Petey  Offline
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Posts: 173
Upstate, NY
Same thing here. Al URD and PVC, or SEU for risers. Typically PVC.


Speedy Petey

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#42364 - 09/19/04 08:16 PM Re: 100 & 200A Services  
jayson  Offline
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Posts: 49
russellspringsky
what are all the steps involved in changing a 100 amp service to a 200 amp?


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