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The cost of wiring up my shop. #12422560
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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?

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Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto] #12422593
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Well this sucks.

Very few people visit DIY compared to the OT.

Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto] #12422599
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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.



Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto] #12422635
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Are they running conduit for everything? If so, probably about the norm.


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Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Roller22] #12422715
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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.

Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto] #12422772
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Depending on what it takes to get from the main panel to the shop that may be normal $$.

Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto] #12423456
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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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Probably an upcharge for having to go to Krum.


Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: hopalong] #12423759
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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.

Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto] #12424079
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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.

Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto] #12424258
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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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Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: hopalong] #12424491
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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.

Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto] #12425709
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Seems like a much more reasonable cost than $150 a barrel oil. peep

Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto] #12430832
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Bout right

Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto] #12432296
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too high

Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: Moto-Moto] #12434303
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looks fair
you get what you pay for
& everybody that is quality has more work than they can handle

what do you want to save a couple of $100?

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Are you worried about the building inspector?
You are multi talented and able bodied, why not do your own wiring?


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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
Seems like a much more reasonable cost than $150 a barrel oil. peep
roflmao cheers

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Originally Posted By: butch sanders
looks fair
you get what you pay for
& everybody that is quality has more work than they can handle

what do you want to save a couple of $100?


Agreed sir. They did grest work. And got it done in about 6 hours.

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Originally Posted By: grandpa75672
Are you worried about the building inspector?
You are multi talented and able bodied, why not do your own wiring?


Gotta admit gpa....electrical isn't my thing. Especially after the house fire.

Also, an electrician had to pull the permit with the city

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Originally Posted By: Moto-Moto
Originally Posted By: grandpa75672
Are you worried about the building inspector?
You are multi talented and able bodied, why not do your own wiring?


Gotta admit gpa....electrical isn't my thing. Especially after the house fire.

Also, an electrician had to pull the permit with the city


What city? I thought you lived in Krum?


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It's a little high for sure, but that's contractors now-a-days.

Conduit is really expensive. But 6 years ago, it probably would have cost half that.


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Had my shop wired a little over a year ago. 100 amp service, all cooper wire, 6 sets of 8-foot t8 fluorescent lights, 6 sets of quad plugs all in metal conduit. I paid $900 for labor for my neighbor across the street (licensed electrician) to put it in and was given all materials free. Also had 2 240 plugs for welder.

I think your price sounds very reasonable materials and installation included. I trenched and buried the conduit from utility pole to garage about 150 feet and helped do the initial pull of wire into the shop.

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Re: The cost of wiring up my shop. [Re: txshotgun] #12486708
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Originally Posted By: txshotgun
Originally Posted By: Moto-Moto
Originally Posted By: grandpa75672
Are you worried about the building inspector?
You are multi talented and able bodied, why not do your own wiring?


Gotta admit gpa....electrical isn't my thing. Especially after the house fire.

Also, an electrician had to pull the permit with the city


What city? I thought you lived in Krum?


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