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Estimates desired... #9593 05/06/02 03:49 PM
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NJwirenut Offline OP
Looking for a few ballpark figures on a job:

Basement remodeling on a single family home, creating about 1000 ft^2 of new living area, including a home office, den, wetbar, bath, and laundry room. Metal stud framing, would be wired with BX. Wiring work consists of:

30 recessed lights (one in a shower stall), controlled from 8 locations, 25 duplex recepts., 5 hardwired smoke detectors (tied into house alarm), and possibly a 240V line for the dryer, if it isn't gas. All works out to 11 homeruns to the panel (Sq. D), in which there is sufficient space/ampacity. I have to supply all the fixtures/trims. General contractor taking care of permits, etc.

May try to sell them on networking/CATV/phone/audio stuff as well as a proper surge protector for the office equipment but that wasn't in the quote request.

Any figures, folks?

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Re: Estimates desired... #9594 05/06/02 06:51 PM
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Re: Estimates desired... #9595 05/06/02 09:04 PM
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Electric Eagle Offline
If it were in Romex I would charge between $3000-$3500, but with BX I don't really know. It sounds like a lot of stuff for $1000 sq. Ft. What about HVAC equipment?

Re: Estimates desired... #9596 05/06/02 09:11 PM
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NJwirenut Offline OP
No HVAC equipment shown on the print I got. I have a few questions for the contractor tomorrow, and that was one of them...

Re: Estimates desired... #9597 05/07/02 07:03 AM
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Tom Offline

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Re: Estimates desired... #9598 05/07/02 01:41 PM
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Jim M Offline
Sounds like you are giving the work away at those prices.

Around here recessed, new and in NM are $100 or more each. Receptacles are $25.

Re: Estimates desired... #9599 05/07/02 03:23 PM
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dana1028 Offline
$3400 + the cost of fixtures/materials is the price I'd give if I were doing them a personal favor/discount. At $200 per opening (can, recep, switch, alarm) + fixtures/alarms I am below the going union bid for a least that's what the general tells me

Re: Estimates desired... #9600 05/07/02 06:54 PM
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HotLine1 Offline
I try not to work for "friends" but, try this
$5975.00 plus permit fees, which can range from $45.00 to $100.00+. That's a "decent" recess with trim and bulb, Decora devices in base colors, GFI's were req. "wet bar" shower etc., dryer line at 30 amp, and hard wired 120 volt detectors w/battery b/u.
What do you think??


Re: Estimates desired... #9601 05/07/02 06:56 PM
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HotLine1 Offline
By the way, you said "bx", do you mean "MC" or do you know of a supply house that still has "bx"?? Please let me know




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