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#52149 - 05/20/05 09:02 PM Estimate
Merlin Offline
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Registered: 01/27/04
Posts: 170
Loc: NW Indiana
does anyone have a simple way to get a rough estimate to wire a new house. per sq. foot, ect. I come up with $12,000-15,000 for a 2100 sq. foot home. does this sound close ? It is just an estimate for the bank.

Thanks

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#52150 - 05/21/05 09:17 AM Re: Estimate
Tom Offline
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Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
IMO, square foot pricing is a great way to go out of business quick. It isn't bad using something like the Means Construction Cost Data to check an estimate, but I would never risk my business bidding by the square foot.

Most shops around here develop a flat rate price for each type of device & use that number. This is the system I use & it works well for me.

You might try checking the business forum since this sounds like a likely topic that may be covered there.

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#52151 - 05/21/05 10:56 AM Re: Estimate
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That number is pretty high for a small house.
With little or no extras, a 2100 sq. ft. house would be done around here for between $5,500 - $7,000.00

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