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#59066 - 11/26/05 05:43 PM 400-Amp Service
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Registered: 11/11/05
Posts: 190
Loc: Delaware County, PA, USA
What is a ballpark price for a 400-amp service with the following:
2 - 40' 4/0 seu cables
1 - 320-amp meter socket
2 - 200-amp, 40 circuit, main breaker panels
1 - grounding system
8 - 2-pole breakers
40 - single pole breakers
1 - coordination with PECO
1 - Permit and Inspection
I also need to hire a bucket truck with a operator/electrician from a local EC. This is a service change in the north east part of the US. I came up with about $5,200.00. Any thoughts?
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#59067 - 11/26/05 06:30 PM Re: 400-Amp Service
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Registered: 01/21/03
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I am sorry is that $5,200.00. the down payment?

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#59068 - 11/26/05 06:34 PM Re: 400-Amp Service
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Loc: Delaware County, PA, USA
That is the total price, another EC quoted the job for $3,200.00, but i don't think he looked at it.
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#59069 - 11/26/05 06:46 PM Re: 400-Amp Service
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Is this surface mount or semi flush?
How far do you have to run your bonding to water, ufer, etc.?
Do you need to install a riser or is this underground? Does the Poco supply the underground materials &/or labor or you?

Materialwise you seem to have around $1700-$2500 in parts.
Decide how long it'll take you to do the install and then how much you feel your time is worth... As a licensed, insured, bonded, etc. EC I'd look at my time running around $130.00 at least. (So Calif gets around $275.0o/hr with the big name service co.'s)

Personally without looking at the job, but kind of picturing it from what you say so far I'd probably say around $7800-9000 if it was here in California... I know the economy varioes greatly across the country, so this might not work for your specific area.

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#59070 - 11/26/05 07:05 PM Re: 400-Amp Service
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Registered: 11/11/05
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Loc: Delaware County, PA, USA
The 200-amp panels will be surface mounted, the 2 - 4/0seu' will be strapped to the building, but it is 30' high, thats why I need the bucket truck. The cold water ground is about 50' away, that has to travel thru a finished (drywalled) part of the basement. I only need PECO for a new meter, but that has to be coordinated, which means time. This is a residential property.
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#59071 - 11/27/05 06:43 AM Re: 400-Amp Service
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Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 196
Loc: Millis, MA USA
For $5200 I'll hire you as a sub and make about $3K for myself!!

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#59072 - 11/27/05 07:40 AM Re: 400-Amp Service
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Registered: 11/11/05
Posts: 190
Loc: Delaware County, PA, USA
So your tellin g me you get $8,200.00 for something like that? I better start raising my prices.
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#59073 - 11/27/05 07:42 AM Re: 400-Amp Service
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Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 53
Loc: orwigsburg,pa USA
why do you need a bucket truck if the POA is 30' high???? and ill rent you my bucket!!!!

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#59074 - 11/27/05 08:26 AM Re: 400-Amp Service
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Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 196
Loc: Millis, MA USA
HCE - One of the very important variables here is of course location. Yes, around the Boston area that sounds like a $8K job. (about)

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#59075 - 11/27/05 08:27 AM Re: 400-Amp Service
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Registered: 11/11/05
Posts: 190
Loc: Delaware County, PA, USA
I'm not going to strap down 2 - 200amp cables off a 32' ladder, It's easier for me to rent a bucket truck.
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