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Old 07-11-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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About how many service upgrades do you do a year? I don't do them very often, and when I do do them I find it a pain pulling permits and getting inspections.

It doesn't seem like people around here want to pay more than $1000-1200 anyways. It's just not worth it after the materials, time, taxes, etc.

I'd rather do service calls any day.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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I wish I saw more service upgrades, however for $1200 they'd be getting a cut throat job all the way down to an aluminum GEC
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I do maybe 10 a year. I only do them when the money is good and can net at least $1K for the day.

I kind of like doing them when it isn't 150 degrees outside.

I feel like I am doing a major repair/upgrade that will serve the building well for a few decades and I can clean up the ****ed up crap people have added over the years.

I don't like the time constraint pressure of knowing the inspectors could show up at 11 AM or might not show at all.
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We used to do probably 50 year. We are down to about 5. When customers see the prices they fall over. Unless they HAVE to do it, it's rare they actually do.

When I first started 14 years ago, a "standard" 100A service upgrade was about $800. Now its about $1200-1400.
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Maybe one.

Unless you count irrigation ones.
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we did one meter base and riser that was hit by a falling tree,one 100A FP panel change out,one 200A service meter and panel. This is a typical week.
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Shheeesh!!! Not enough, I know that much. I dont like the time constraints involved, with the POC and the inspector that will show up anytime between 10 and 4. But its good money and I definantly feel like I accomplish something when its finished.
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We do at least 6/ month. Typically around $3400 not including permit. Too much work to do for peanuts. prices here range from $1500 to- over $4000
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We used to do probably 50 year. We are down to about 5. When customers see the prices they fall over. Unless they HAVE to do it, it's rare they actually do.

When I first started 14 years ago, a "standard" 100A service upgrade was about $800. Now its about $1200-1400.
Those were the days, I would do 2 to 3 a week back in 02 thru 03' . All copper and pvc. It was once a happy life.
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used to do a lot more when housing was up, and all the banks demanded the crappy hunting camps being sold had at least a 100A service

serv upgrades are something i've always FR'ed, i think we all can agree it's the way to go

my problem these days is , i like to build them bomb proof, room for growth, etc.

that mentality doesn't sell like it used to

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