ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Trumpy 5
Recent Posts
75 kva tranformer
by sparkync. 09/23/17 06:41 PM
Another generator question
by gfretwell. 09/23/17 04:15 PM
What do you do?
by gfretwell. 09/22/17 10:37 PM
Supporting conduit bodies
by ghost307. 09/18/17 12:12 PM
Thermal Imaging Camera upgrade
by Potseal. 09/18/17 11:57 AM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
240,909 Are you busy
176,686 Re: Forum
168,566 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 44 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#9593 - 05/06/02 04:49 PM Estimates desired...  
NJwirenut  Offline
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
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?

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#9594 - 05/06/02 07:51 PM Re: Estimates desired...  
C.Urch  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 36
Kill Devil Hills, NC USA

#9595 - 05/06/02 10:04 PM Re: Estimates desired...  
Electric Eagle  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 914
Alpharetta, GA
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?

#9596 - 05/06/02 10:11 PM Re: Estimates desired...  
NJwirenut  Offline
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
No HVAC equipment shown on the print I got. I have a few questions for the contractor tomorrow, and that was one of them...

#9597 - 05/07/02 08:03 AM Re: Estimates desired...  
Tom  Offline
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,044
Shinnston, WV USA

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

#9598 - 05/07/02 02:41 PM Re: Estimates desired...  
Jim M  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 457
Chestertown, MD, USA
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.

#9599 - 05/07/02 04:23 PM Re: Estimates desired...  
dana1028  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 163
San Carlos, CA
$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

#9600 - 05/07/02 07:54 PM Re: Estimates desired...  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,864
Brick, NJ USA
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??



#9601 - 05/07/02 07:56 PM Re: Estimates desired...  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,864
Brick, NJ USA
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



Member Spotlight
Posts: 3,457
Joined: October 2000
Show All Member Profiles 

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman


Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.020s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7999 MB (Peak: 0.9649 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-09-24 13:56:28 UTC