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#55646 - 09/02/05 02:43 PM What do you charge per opening.
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I was wondering what you guys charge per opening. What would you charge to finish a basement with 86 linear feet of walls, 6 recess lights, 2 keyless, 2 3ways, a dedicated line for a freezer(all the way at the other end of the basement from the panel)?

I was thinking $1565. There are a couple of 3 ways in the mechanical room, and a single pole in the freezer room.

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#55647 - 09/02/05 05:03 PM Re: What do you charge per opening.
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Depends on your location & 'market'. Usually, the guys here prefer to avoid pricing numbers.

In this area (NJ) you may be considered as 'giving the ranch away' (IMHO)

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#55648 - 09/02/05 08:55 PM Re: What do you charge per opening.
Clydesdale Offline
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I am in central CT.

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#55649 - 09/02/05 09:12 PM Re: What do you charge per opening.
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I was wondering what you guys charge per opening.


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#55650 - 09/03/05 05:59 AM Re: What do you charge per opening.
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Registered: 03/23/02
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That not a bad price. Also from CT it is around the some as I would charge.

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#55651 - 09/03/05 06:20 AM Re: What do you charge per opening.
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Registered: 07/27/05
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Loc: CT
Clydesdale,I'm in CT as well,sounds about right to me. Are you going to put the outlets or lighting on their own circuits or utilize existing circuits. Do you have to travel far to the job? Do you need to add any smokes,phone or CATV? Just wondering these obviously add to the cost.

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#55652 - 09/04/05 07:04 PM Re: What do you charge per opening.
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It's about 20 min drive. I don't need to add smokes. I will be pulling 3 new circuits. One for lighting, one for receptacles, and a dedicated line for a freezer. The panel is right there for 2 of the circuits, and the freezer curcuit is all the way at the other end of the basement. As far as the TV and phone goes, I am waiting fro an answer from the GC. But these will probably be so easy to run it's pathetic. The feeds are right there.

do you usually charge the same for tv/data/phone as line voltage openings?

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#55653 - 09/04/05 10:20 PM Re: What do you charge per opening.
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Registered: 01/21/03
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Loc: New Jersey
"In this area (NJ) you may be considered as 'giving the ranch away'"
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Around here that would be a handyman price, or a price from a maintance electrician, doing non-permited moonlighting work.

I don't see how anyone can price a job using per opening as a basis, it is nothing more then dart board pricing, a good guess, win some, loose some.

Sq foot method may work for production jobs, where conditions are predicted, or sq ft is good for estimating a budget figure, but to price a job with either method, is shoot from the hip pricing.

A good way to estimate these jobs, is to walk the job, and note the site conditions, then using good job data like previous job actuals, figure the time required to install this job, with what ever conditions exist, and don't forget to include your planning time, and the time it takes to schedule, and the time to return for finish work, and time to fill out and file the permit, in the area i work, your price would be ok, for just the rough work, but every area has it's local economy to consider, and each EC has varied labor, overhead, and profit, so there is no standard cost for any job.



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#55654 - 09/05/05 07:35 AM Re: What do you charge per opening.
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Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 33
Loc: CT
Clydesdale, I usually charge around 125.00 for a phone or a catv run. I run dedicated lines to each location and use a punch down block for phones, (CAT 5 and no orange wire nuts) I only use snap seal connectors on rg 6.I guess this is all irrelevant but it's what I do.

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#55655 - 09/05/05 07:58 AM Re: What do you charge per opening.
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Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 823
Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
Here's how I figured it...

10 outlets at $40.00 each = $400.00
6 hi-hats at $150.00 each = $900.00
2 keyless fixtures at $50.00 each = $100.00
2, 3-way switches at $50.00 each = $100.00
1 single pole switch at $40.00 each = $40.00
2, 15 amp homeruns at $125.00 each = $250.00
1, 20 amp homerun at $145.00 each = $145.00

Total = $1935.00

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