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electrical panel
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: mister sparks in denver, CO.Posted: December 21st, 2010 01:12PM
Amps: 200Electrician: yes
Actually the current minimum is 200amps
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Upgrade/Replace 200 Amp Service Panel
Amount: $1,400.00
Posted by: Home Owner in Upland, Calif in Upland, CA.Posted: October 23rd, 2010 06:10AM
Amps: 200Electrician: Eveready Electric
I had to replace a 100 Amp overloaded panel.I looked for a qualified electrician. I found a very good electrician right in my area. He was honest and explained everything to me, total cost with permit $ 1400.00. He is now doing recess lights for my kitchen. Thanks again Eveready Electric
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100 to 200 Amp service upgrade
Amount: $2,400.00
Posted by: Home Owner MA in Millis, MA.Posted: October 15th, 2010 12:10PM
Amps: 200Electrician: Everon Electrical
36 year old home. 100 amp box was full, including one sub panel already. Electrician with one apprentice did the job in 1.5 days. Have used Everon several times and would highly recommend.
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Upgrade/Replace Electrical Panel
Amount: $5,700.00
Posted by: JWL in Lilburn, GA.Posted: July 26th, 2010 04:07PM
Amps: to 200 ampsElectrician: Snappy Electric
My house is 34 years old and the electric box did not meet current standards. The Box had to be moved, the power lines had to be re-routed, which meant a feeder panel had to be installed, a grounding protection had to be installed, the circuit breaker box had to be relocated, with an extension, GFCI boxes had to be installed. I feel like the price was reasonable, but I am not sure.
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150 amp 3 phase panel
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: paul garofalo in oceanside, NY.Posted: June 18th, 2010 09:06PM
Amps: 150Electrician: royal inc. long island
Actually the owner himself did the work had to lay off his guys. He replaced the whole panel in about 3 hrs with no mess behind. Then identified and labeled each breaker. Which wasn't done before. Overall 5 stars.
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Panel upgraded to 200 amps
Amount: $1,575.00
Posted by: Ron Wheatley in Tacoma, WA.Posted: April 23rd, 2010 06:04PM
Amps: 200Electrician: Hi Amp Electric
I called 4 electrical contractors to bid a panel upgrade. After a week of no-shows I found an electrician on the web. Mike from Hi Amp Electric showed up the next day to give me a bid. He was very knowledgeable and honest. He was also the only one who showed up. He gave us a bid for $1575 plus tax. This included the permit. The job was done in a professional manner with no inspection problems. A honest contractor is hard to find. I would recommend Hi Amp Electric from Tacoma to everyone
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Upgraded to 200amp
Amount: $3,500.00
Posted by: kulkulkan in Mississauga, Other.Posted: March 30th, 2010 07:03AM
Amps: 200Electrician: contractor
Upgraded from 100amp to 200amp. Was worth $3500 since contractor needed to remove some concrete (sidewalk) for city's 200amp line to come into the house and fix some wiring not to up to code in the basement.
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Re: Jonny V in Rochester NY
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: building inspector in Bay Area, CA.Posted: March 16th, 2010 04:03PM
Amps: anyElectrician: n/a
Regarding not waiting for a line crew to show up and disconnect the service providers power lines. Here in California getting caught by the serivce provider disconnecting their lines will get the contractor in alot! of trouble. All Electricians are supposed to obtain approval from the power provider/pull a permit/have it inspected by the municipality and then the inspector issues a "meter release" to the power provider and then they line men come back out and install their "permanent splices" to the overhead wires at the weather head. These proprietary splices are how the company can tell if a "bootleg" job was done. If a private electrician grounds those wires it could pull down many house, or if they were to drop the wires on someones house or accross the street their could be huge liability issues, and it could cost the homeowner money, and the electrician his license. Just the facts.
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Overhead Pipe Riser Service Upgrade
Amount: $1,400.00
Posted by: Jonny V in Rochester, NY.Posted: March 12th, 2010 05:03PM
Amps: 200Electrician: GRM Electric, Inc.
Awesome job! Pulled the permit the day before and had all the work done & inspected by 3:00 pm the following day with the power on and everything. It was a more simple job then I thought. Not that I would have atempted doing it myself but I had estimates from other guys for as much as $2,200 and some said there was a waiting period with the utility Company and that they would have to wait on them to send out a line crew. GRM had everything done before the last guy who I called for an estimate even called me back. Highly recomend them.
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Upgrade Electrical Panel
Amount: $2,800.00
Posted by: Al J. in San Jose, CA in San Jose, CA.Posted: March 9th, 2010 11:03AM
Amps: 200Electrician: via Classic Kitchens, San Jose
Kitchen remodel. Current electrical panel of 125 amps is maxed out and doesn't meet code. Though got a 125 amp panel 10 yrs ago for new furnace and A/C unit, had jury-rigged (not by me but by electrician) and split 2/3 of circuits through the years. Now require everything GFI in kitchen with individual circuits for electrical stove and dishwasher. Total cost of new 200 amp panel includes permits.
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Replaced existing 200 amp panel
Amount: $1,986.00
Posted by: Don P in Palos Hills, IL.Posted: January 5th, 2010 12:01PM
Amps: 200Electrician: Safe Electrical Service
Replaced a 35 year old 200 amp panel with a new one due to the Main breaker going bad and burning up the rail it attaches to. Also replace the wires from the meter to the panel.
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Quality in southern california
Amount: $1,950.00
Posted by: Diane Francis in Temecula, CA.Posted: December 17th, 2009 04:12PM
Amps: 200Electrician: JLR Electric
Jerry did the job in 1.5 days with permits. it's also recessed in the home, the color patch on the stucco wasn't exact but, he told me that in the beginning. call him, it will be you best choose. 951-675-0725
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LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: Sands in Teaneck, NJ.Posted: November 22nd, 2009 01:11PM
Amps: 200Electrician: SEEKING
I recently purchased my home that is about 50 years old with an outdated electrical panel that needs replacement. I am looking for a well experienced electrician to replace and upgrade my electrical panel from 60 amps to 200. I am in Teaneck New Jersey. I would definately appreciate a referral or a search engine to find experienced electricians in my area. Thanks in advance!
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Panel Upgrade
Amount: $2,250.00
Posted by: Van Buren's in Bakersfield, CA.Posted: October 27th, 2009 11:10AM
Amps: 200Electrician: McCaa Electric
We recently upgraded our house electrical panel. We hired McCaa Electric in Bakersfield, CA. He was about $200 higher than two of the bids but was cheaper than 3 other bids we got. (my husband went bid crazy) We went with McCaa because he was the most professional and most importantly he was VERY helpful in explaining all our options. I didn't realize we had multiple options because none of the other contractors offered that. I could tell he had done this type of job alot. He also gave us one flat rate price to do the entire job. We liked that better than the material and labor quotes we got because those left options open for more money and McCaa's quote didn't do that. We had an old electrical panel that was 100 amps recessed in our wall. (our house was built in the 70's and we remodeled) McCaa came out, broke out all the stucco, replaced the panel, pulled the permits, coordinated with our local power provider (PG&E)to disconnect everything and reconnect everything, it passed inspection the first time and the inspectors seemed to know McCaa very well. He upgraded everything in relation to that panel to current codes (which was included in the price). He only asked for a 10% deposit (which the other contractor's asked for 50% down), his contract was very clear and understandable and our power was only off for a matter of hours because of his coordination of everything and I can't say enough good things. Additionally he was in contact with our stucco contractor to make sure that everything went smooth while stuccoing around the panel. He warrantied his work for 10 years and put me on a home maintenance plan to take care of my electrical issues in the future. In the end, it was very easy and we are happy. I would recommend without hesitation.
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Upgraded from fuses
Amount: $2,500.00
Posted by: a user in Napa, CA.Posted: September 30th, 2009 08:09AM
Amps: 200Electrician:
I have a 55 year old home that had a fuse box with no grounding. I've completely upgraded to a 200 amp box and new wiring throughout the kitchen and other rooms.
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panel ugrade
Amount: $1,850.00
Posted by: d samuels in no hollywood, CA.Posted: August 2nd, 2009 10:08PM
Amps: 200Electrician: megavolt
Had a 60 amp box and want hvac installed so had to upgrade to 200 amps. Electrican was very good and reasonable. Even gave him more than his asking price due to some unforseen work that had to be done. Bob had to be moved 1 ft to be 3 ft away from water heater . This required old inserted box to be torn out. He even replaced the stucco where there were gaping holes in outside wall. I do not like the new electrical panel box itself ,a Murray. I do not like the wayit opens and closes but other than that all is well. Very happy about the work
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Old house.. 100 to 200amp
Amount: $650.00
Posted by: Boblob. in Smalltown, WI.Posted: June 18th, 2009 02:06PM
Amps: 200Electrician: DIY
Upgraded from a 100amp to 200amp panel... $550 in parts for the essentials (weatherhead, conduit, 4/0 triplex, SEU cable, meter socket, new panel, breakers) and about $100 in incidentals (junction boxes and romex to extend/reroute several circuits, wire nuts, romex connectors, bushings, glue, anti-ox compound, etc.) Free disconn/reconn from Xcel Energy. I used to work as an electrician.. if you have never done this, pay someone to do it!! You otherwise don't know the shortcuts, tools, and codes to do it correctly the first time. There are too many things that you could do wrong and they could be potentially dangerous and expensive. This is a job you only want to do ONCE.
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Moving an existing panel to a new location
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: LP in Clarks Hill, SC.Posted: April 6th, 2009 11:04AM
I would like to move my electrical panel to a wall just 6 feet away that is perpendicular to the location. Can someone give me a "ball park" estimate of what this might cost? The house is about 15 years old.
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Panel replacements and upgrades
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: inspector in california, CA.Posted: March 8th, 2009 09:03PM
All homeowners in California, be very careful about pulling your own permits. Read the Contractors license board information. You are liable for the workers compensation, even for a licensed contractor , when you pull the permits. The purpose for contractors to pull their own permits isn't just to have the work inspected. The other reason is to check all of their info, i.e. State License and bond, liability insurance, business license for the municipality and most importantly WORKERS COMP. Saving a couple of bucks isn't worth the ultimate cost of liability. Do your homework! don't believe everything that people write on the web, check with your City yourself and read their fliers in the office/website and definitely check with the CSLB.
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A Real Honest Guy
Amount: $5,700.00
Posted by: Gwen Tolliver in Maringouin, LA.Posted: January 16th, 2009 06:01PM
Amps: 200Electrician: E Comm, Inc
I was interested in a generator for my home and my house is 22 years old and had a 100 amp panel. Cleve, the guy that did the work showed me all of the problems some I was aware of from previous electrician coming in and others I had no idea about. The first thing he pointed out was the code does not allow double lugging and piggy backing on breaker. Now grant it Cleve told me up front he wasn't licensed or bonded but he provided me with many references and phone number to them all. Which I must say he got rave reviews from everyone I called. After explaining what I wanted he reviewed with my his suggestions and what he thought was best. I ungraded my electrical panel to a 200amp, in the old box I didn't have ant circuits left and he said I needed a least four to six blank spot for future additions. We found a generator that would handle my two AC units and electric stove and dryer. Which I did not know was important. SO I AM READY FOR THE LONG HAUL, if we are with out power for two to four weeks again doing hurricane season. This man is great had got several prices from may other electricians and he explained and point things out the other guys didn't and they where 5 time a much and many cases. I would trust this guy with any work for me and my family. As a mater of fact he's installing a generator for my daughter this week
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glad I live in oklahoma
Amount: $650.00
Posted by: Tulsa Bob in Tulsa, OK.Posted: January 15th, 2009 03:01PM
Amps: 150Electrician: cant remember
I had to upgrade from 100 to 200 for a hot tub, plus had a bad breaker that is NO LONGER made, found an electrician that did a very good job for 650 bucks. Of course, gasoline is cheaper here in OK too.
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did it myself,
Amount: $450.00
Posted by: A user in Missouri in Kansas City, MO.Posted: December 5th, 2008 02:12PM
Amps: 200Electrician: DIY
Did it myself, took two days to upgrade to 200 Amp service from 100 Amp. Once box is cold you cant shock yourself- city inspector will point out if you missed something. Plenty of books and info on doing it. Take your time, and be neat. And if in doubt, an electrician can verify your work. It can be hard work- but it's not rocket science. But if you feel uncomfortable doing it yourself - then dont.
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Service Repair cost too much
Amount: $3,500.00
Posted by: Steve L in Houston, TX.Posted: October 2nd, 2008 02:10PM
Amps: UnkElectrician: 59 minute service
We had the overhead main torn down during Ike. It pulled the weather head, riser and snapped the meter off just above the panel. Electricity was still flowing but when the provided came out that cut my main at the weather head and left it hot until I could get it fixed. I think the flat rate charge of $3500.00 to replace and reattach from the panel up was excessive. Am I right?
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Upgrade from fuses to 100amp braker service
Amount: $2,000.00
Posted by: jackie in Minneapolis, MN.Posted: June 11th, 2008 09:06PM
Amps: 100Electrician: Affordable Electric
I bought an 80 year old house that still had the old 60amp fuse box. As soon as I moved in I upgraded to a 100amp breaker service. My house is small so 100amp is enough for me.
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200 amp service upgrade
Amount: $2,950.00
Posted by: Chris from CT in South Windsor, CT.Posted: May 8th, 2008 07:05PM
Amps: 200Electrician: Newington Electric
continued... The 75' of 200 amp 4/0 was about $300, the meter can with main breaker was about $600, alone. We went with a 30 circuit panel that is now about 2/3rds full, so we have room to grow. I am very happy with the quality of work... they even put everything on the exterior of the house in PVC and the panel is nice and neat and well labeled. Now I just have to wait for the inspector to come out, and once he approves wait for the power company (CL&P) to come out and and move the point of attachment from one side of the house to the other side of the house where the new weatherhead and meter area. Right now there is a temporary 200 amp wire running from the old point of attachment over the length of the roof to where the new point of attachment will be. The new point of attachment will require CL&P to do a mid-span tap since it is smack dab in the middle of two telephone poles. Now we jus have to get the interior electrical up to par, since most of the first floor has open grounds as they were originally two prong outlets that someone just replaced with 3 prong outlets even though there was no ground wire (not to code of course, and dangerous at that).
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200 amp service upgrade
Amount: $2,950.00
Posted by: Chris from CT in South Windsor, CT.Posted: May 8th, 2008 07:05PM
Amps: 200Electrician: Newington Electric
I think we had an unusual situation with out electrical. We just purchased a 50 year old house with some crappy electrical. The line comming into the house was only a 60 amp wire (obviously original to the house), with a 20 or so breaker panel. The problem was someone actually put a 100 amp main breaker in the panel and with a 60 amp rated service line, there was the real possibility of fire, obviously. So we decided to upgrade to 200 amps. It turns out that in CT the power company requires the meter to be on either the front of the house or one of the sides and ours was on the back. Also, the weatherhead cannot be over any roof, as ours was since an addition was put on the house. So we had to have what was called 200 amp remote service, which I have come to find out means that the main 200 amp breaker is in the meter instead of in the panel. Because of the roof under the weatherhead we had to have the service moved from one side of the house to another side of the house. We ended up paying $1300 for materials and $1650 for labor. The material cost was high because it was remote service and the distance from the new location of the weatherhead to the panel was so far. I actually got a list of all the parts that were needed from the electricians and ordered them from the local electrical supply 5 minutes from my house, so I didn't have the markup of the electricians (oddly this was suggested by one of the electricians, but I'm not complaining).
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panel change cost
Amount: $2,100.00
Posted by: family's choice in summerfield, FL.Posted: March 9th, 2008 10:03AM
Amps: 150Electrician: family's choice electrical
$2,100 is a good price to replace a 50yr old service panel and mater and service wire. Just the panel should be about $750-1,200
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Choosing an Electrician
Amount: $2,100.00
Posted by: First Time Homeowner in Los Gatos, CA.Posted: June 22nd, 2007 04:06AM
We went with Don Wade because our real estate agent recommended him. Also, we just got a positive vibe because he seemed the most honest when he gave the estimate. Also, he's been around a really long time, I think over 45 years. One thing I wish I had done with our fencing contractor was to actually look up the license number with the state website. For Washington, D.C. electricians, it looks like it's at:
https://www.asisvcs.com/services/licensing/DCOPLA/search_page.asp?CPCAT=3609STATEREG
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Cost of Replacing a 5 meter panel
Amount: $2,900.00
Posted by: [email protected] in Washington, DC.Posted: June 19th, 2007 08:06AM
Amps: 4 meter panelElectrician:
I received a number of bids for replacing a 5 meter panel in a condo. The old aluminium panel had burned out. The beds ranged from $2900 to $8000. I am trying to research the background of the low bidder but may take one of the middle bids just to be safe. Do not know where to go for advice. Any suggestions?
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Glad the work's finally done
Amount: $2,100.00
Posted by: First Time Homeowner in Los Gatos, CA.Posted: June 15th, 2007 03:06PM
Amps: 200 ampElectrician: Don Wade
We bought a 50 year old house with old, ungrounded 2-prong outlets, old wiring, and little capacity, so we decided to upgrade to a 200 amp panel. We got estimates from $1,600-$2,100 before permits, with most people quoting us an additional $400 for permits. We went with the $2,100 quote from Don Wade because they seemed the most experienced and honest and we wanted a quality outfit for our electrical work. We saved some money on the permit because they said they'd charge us $400 for the permit work, or we could do it ourselves. Getting the permits myself was a 20 minute visit to the local county office and cost just $80, so that saved $320. I don't think this reflects the electrician, but I was surprised at how much time the upgrade took. First, the electrician came out two times to finish the work (we had some other work done, too). Then, the inspector came out and looked everywhere -- at all the goundings, in the crawlspace, at the panel, etc., and had some comments -- he even made note about a missing smoke alarm in a bedroom. Then, the electrician came out to address the comments. Then the inspector came back to inspect the work before the stuccoing. Then the contractors came to stucco the area around the panel (which they broke off to install the panel). Next, the inspector's coming back for a final inspection. I was happy with the quality of the work of the electrician, but the whole operation took longer than I thought.
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