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?
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.
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.