I am estimating a 2 bedrm single family home using the "cost per opening" method. I add up all the openings and add a % of profit on the total. I realize that state to state it probably varies, but would to get some actual comparisons or other methods of estimating. If anyone has a price list or any other ideas on good ways to estimate I would greatly appreciate it.
The Golden Rule - "The man with the gold makes the rule"
Don,t forget that any special circuits or extra switching will have an effect on your price. Are you installing any recessed or ceiling fans or undercabinet lights? Does this have cathederal ceilings? All of this creates more work and your price should reflect this.
$200 per outlet + fixture cost (110v) for standard wall/ceiling (i.e. no cathedral), $250 ceiling fan (owner supplied fan) + $200 for control (if new switching outlet required)... I don't 'set' any appliances
Speaking of floor outles, It is common practice around here in new, $5-600k homes to install a single gang metal outlet box and a Leviton single "floor receptacle" with brass cover and screw plug. However, Article 314.27(C) requires special boxes in floors. I know Wiremold has their "Walker boxes", but I don't see them used in residences. What does everyone else do?
Carlon makes a good one. Poured into the slab. Cut it to the proper height after the concrete sets. I love 'em. The PVC box $12.00. "Glue in" device ring $5.00. Device $1.00. Plastic cover $15.00. Brass cover $35.00. The prices above are approximate "cost", if my memory serves me correctly, not selling prices. Check this link. http://www.carlon.com/p_RoundFloorBox.html
Several manufacturers offer the single gang brass cover single receptacle as an "assembly" that includes a standard metal wall case with plaster ears. IMHO, the box cannot be differentiated from any other wall case of similar manufacturer, it's just that it came in the same package as the cover, and I get to pay additional for it because the manufacturer picked it up and handled it for a bit. Pass & Seymour offers it both ways. See: Floor Box and scroll down to the bottom the the Adobe .PDF page.