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#12422560 - 09/11/17 01:13 PM The cost of wiring up my shop.
Moto-Moto Offline
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I was quoted $2850 for the following:

100 amp service from my main panel to shop

2 x 240v plugs for compressor and welder

3 x quad boxes on ceiling for lights and exhaust fan

6 x quad boxes on side of th shop

2 x light switches.

Seems a little high to me. What do you guys think?


Edited by Moto-Moto (09/11/17 01:13 PM)
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#12422593 - 09/11/17 01:40 PM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto]
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Well this sucks.

Very few people visit DIY compared to the OT.
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#12422599 - 09/11/17 01:46 PM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto]
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does seem high to me as well, had a bid for some wiring not long ago. Outlet in soffit and another to be pigged of an inside plug to the patio. and to tie this in to the fuse box - where there was open breakers already available. Quote was 1300 for material and labor. a friend and I bought the stuff completed it in 4 hours for a cost of 175 if I remember correctly.
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#12422635 - 09/11/17 01:58 PM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto]
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Are they running conduit for everything? If so, probably about the norm.
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#12422715 - 09/11/17 02:34 PM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Roller22]
Moto-Moto Offline
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Originally Posted By: Roller22
Are they running conduit for everything? If so, probably about the norm.


Yes sir. They are. I went ahead and went with it because they know metal buildings better than the other two companies that quoted.
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#12422772 - 09/11/17 03:11 PM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto]
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Depending on what it takes to get from the main panel to the shop that may be normal $$.

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#12423456 - 09/12/17 03:30 AM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto]
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how many feet from the main to the shop panel location?

trenching, conduit, pulling appropriate wire then the hook up you described that could be a good price.

wire is not cheap anymore.
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#12423650 - 09/12/17 09:16 AM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto]
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Probably an upcharge for having to go to Krum.
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#12423759 - 09/12/17 10:16 AM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: hopalong]
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Originally Posted By: hopalong
how many feet from the main to the shop panel location?

trenching, conduit, pulling appropriate wire then the hook up you described that could be a good price.

wire is not cheap anymore.

True, if it is any distance at all the wire is pricey. I need to do the same thing and the price of the wire for a 200 amp service is holding be back.

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#12424079 - 09/12/17 02:46 PM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto]
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Does not sound bad.. licensed electricians are expensive. Conduit, Sub Panel, Wire, Trenching if needed, etc. It can add up quick.

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#12424258 - 09/12/17 05:12 PM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto]
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I recently put similar service in my shop. Did the work myself. The materials cost me about $600 retail. Most of that ($450ish) for the wiring between the main panel and the shop.
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#12424491 - 09/12/17 08:05 PM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: hopalong]
Moto-Moto Offline
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Originally Posted By: hopalong
how many feet from the main to the shop panel location?

trenching, conduit, pulling appropriate wire then the hook up you described that could be a good price.

wire is not cheap anymore.


Actually, it's going up through the attic, then down, then trenched 12' to the shop.
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#12425709 - 09/13/17 08:05 PM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto]
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Seems like a much more reasonable cost than $150 a barrel oil. peep

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#12430832 - 09/17/17 10:57 PM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto]
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Bout right

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#12432296 - 09/19/17 01:04 AM Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto]
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too high

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