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#8441 - 03/22/02 10:45 AM Back to pricing
eman1963 Offline

Registered: 01/24/02
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Loc: rhode island
I live in Rhode Island. An average raised ranch style home. i usually charge about $5,000.00 to wire what r others charging for same style house ??????? is my price low or high??????

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#8442 - 03/22/02 11:06 AM Re: Back to pricing
JMichael Offline

Registered: 03/10/02
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Loc: Norwich, NY, USA
Hard to say with out knowing what you are putting in it..


#8443 - 03/22/02 05:17 PM Re: Back to pricing
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$100 sq ft for turn key(entire residence0....$3 sq ft for sparky, X2 for plumbers....

#8444 - 03/23/02 04:22 AM Re: Back to pricing
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
Here in central MA going rate seems to be 2-2.25 per square foot wired to code. Add 75 each for recessed light, 75 for closet light, more than three heat zones add more, extra flood lights add more.

#8445 - 03/23/02 05:02 AM Re: Back to pricing
Tom Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
Here in North Central WV, most of my quotes work out to $2 to $3 a square foot. Do not bid jobs by the square foot unless you are interested in going broke fast.

However, having a rough idea what the square foot price range should be is a good way to make sure you haven't forgotten something in your takeoff.

At one time, I was involved in manufactured buildings. I kept very detailed records on quotations & here is what I remember. The price per square foot is greatly influenced by the floor plan, especially by kitchen counter layout & wall layout as regards to doors. This could swing the square foot price by 75 cents & this was back in the mid 80's.

Another important factor is the size of the house. That $1200, or whatever, for the 200 amp service is a small charge on a 4000 sf house, but raises the square foot price quickly as the house gets smaller.

Most electricians in my area work out a price per opening. Then we have an adder for dimmers, 3 ways, 4 ways, GFI's, WP GFI's, service, air conditioner feed, you get the picture.

Keep the following in mind, the first thing to do is to disable the subtraction key on your calculator.


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