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SERVICE CHANGE COST? #16718
11/15/02 08:37 PM
11/15/02 08:37 PM
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mj  Offline OP
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Joined: Jun 2002
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meriidian, ms
to up -grade a residental ser to 200 amps the fee here is about$575. including material and labor, are we getting screwed or what? there is so much competition here , if you bid too high, you dont get the job? what about your area?

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Re: SERVICE CHANGE COST? #16719
11/15/02 09:46 PM
11/15/02 09:46 PM
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sparkync  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 830
NC
mj, it's me again. Seen your post about the service change. It usually takes me about $900.00 to $1100.00 to do a service change, depending on what has to be done. If it is pretty simple, probably your price might work around NC, but the last 2 or 3 I've done included subpanels and working the meter riser hot etc...and most of the time a 30/40 cir. weatherproof panel outside, plus new ground wire to water pipe etc.

Re: SERVICE CHANGE COST? #16720
11/15/02 10:00 PM
11/15/02 10:00 PM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
Just did a single fam 200 amp service change couple weeks ago. Very easy 40 ckt main brkr panel, pvc riser. $1600.00 Made a nice profit that day although it was snowing and I ended up with some rusty tools and cold wet feet. Paid a guy $250.00 cash for help and materials were about $410.00. $25.00 for permit.

Re: SERVICE CHANGE COST? #16721
11/15/02 10:49 PM
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NJwirenut  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
Usually charge around $1000 or so for a basic single-meter 200A service upgrade here. This includes 40 slot SqD QO panel and ~15-20 standard breakers, oversized 3/4" plywood backboard, meter pan (relocated outside if desired), 2" PVC conduit to service head and through wall, 2/0 copper conductors for entrance/#4 bare ground and new 8'ground rod.

Extras like additional breakers, GFCI/AFCI breakers, TVSS modules, or outside 3R main breaker at additional cost...

Re: SERVICE CHANGE COST? #16722
11/16/02 10:32 AM
11/16/02 10:32 AM
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Electric Eagle  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 914
Alpharetta, GA
Our base price for a 200 service upgrade is $2000. That's for underground service and the panel within 10 feet of the meter. Most of ours run $2500. Around here we are very competitive. With inspection it is a minimum 2 day process. We have to have it inspected before the POCO will switch over, so we do most of the work, get inspection, finish the change over, call for hook up. Our cost is way over $575, I don't see how you do it, mj.

Re: SERVICE CHANGE COST? #16723
11/16/02 10:52 AM
11/16/02 10:52 AM
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mj  Offline OP
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Posts: 186
meriidian, ms
well guys, now i really feel bad, i guess the cost of living here is very low, that why labor is cheap, if i raise my fee to $1000 for a service change, to include a house power panel,se cable,ocpd devices,2 are 3 extra circuits, someone else will do the job for $600 are less,

Re: SERVICE CHANGE COST? #16724
11/16/02 12:23 PM
11/16/02 12:23 PM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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Holden, MA USA
Mj what are the materials costing you for this. I can't see how anyone could do this for your price.

Re: SERVICE CHANGE COST? #16725
11/16/02 12:31 PM
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Wirenuttt  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 267
Massachusetts
All I can say is I hope it stays a flat rate installation. Seems like one of the only secure part of gauranteed decent pay left on residential wiring.

Re: SERVICE CHANGE COST? #16726
11/16/02 12:48 PM
11/16/02 12:48 PM
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mj  Offline OP
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meriidian, ms
hhp $150 SE CABLE $25 Breakers $80e material 250-$300 labor ;275-$300 basic service change to 200 amp tol$ 575-600

Re: SERVICE CHANGE COST? #16727
11/16/02 01:34 PM
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Wirenuttt  Offline
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Massachusetts
MJ;
If you were in Massachusetts with those rates, you'd put all the competors out of business

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