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replace 200 amp 20 space push matic panel with new 200 amp 30 circuit panel in garage with all grounding to code
Master Bedroom Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C
Replace heater and T-stat
Dedicated 20 amp circuit in bathroom with GFI outlet
Install new wiring for ceiling fan Bedroom 1
Replace heater and T-stat
Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C
Install new wiring for ceiling fan Bedroom 2
Replace heater and T-stat Dedicated
20 amp circuit for A/C
Install new wiring for ceiling fan
Smoke alarms Install one 120 volt with battery back-up smoke detector in each bedroom and one CO detector in the hall they will be all interconnected.
Living Room Install new dedicated 20 amp circuit with quad outlet for computer
Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C
Install new wiring for ceiling fan
Replace all the outlets with new white grounded 15 amp outlets
Kitchen Replace all outlets on counter top and install GFI’s where needed
Garage Add new outlet over second garage door for opener
Replace outside outlet with new GFI outlet


I had to ask about their budget and they said 2500 :laughing:
 

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replace 200 amp 20 space push matic panel with new 200 amp 30 circuit panel in garage with all grounding to code

I had to ask about their budget and they said 2500 :laughing:
That's barley enough for this...^^^^^....:whistling2::laughing:
 

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I want the world and the box it came in......for $29.95:laughing:
 

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That's barley enough for this...^^^^^....:whistling2::laughing:
Especially since the service mast is all rusted out and don't look like it's tall enough to meet current requirements. I think a friendly message saying/

"Unfortunately we would not be able to meet your budget for the listed items. If you want to do one large item at a time or a few small ones at a time we may be able to work with you".

Or should I just ignore the message.
 

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True its Worth a try just was reluctant since my price was close to four times their budget and may even be more once I get to look at it.
Sometimes it's really frustrating, the work is there but they think we are a rip off..

You've got to just walk away and forget it, the electrician that does do the work won't make crap...:mad:
 

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Even at 10k it would be fair but four times their budget and now I know why they said the last estimate their received was astronomical that is exactly how they described it. :laughing:
 

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Good luck RRolls, look at it this way, at least you're getting beat down on your $$$ before, not after the work's done


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replace 200 amp 20 space push matic panel with new 200 amp 30 circuit panel in garage with all grounding to code
Master Bedroom Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C
Replace heater and T-stat
Dedicated 20 amp circuit in bathroom with GFI outlet
Install new wiring for ceiling fan Bedroom 1
Replace heater and T-stat
Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C
Install new wiring for ceiling fan Bedroom 2
Replace heater and T-stat Dedicated
20 amp circuit for A/C
Install new wiring for ceiling fan
Smoke alarms Install one 120 volt with battery back-up smoke detector in each bedroom and one CO detector in the hall they will be all interconnected.
Living Room Install new dedicated 20 amp circuit with quad outlet for computer
Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C
Install new wiring for ceiling fan
Replace all the outlets with new white grounded 15 amp outlets
Kitchen Replace all outlets on counter top and install GFI’s where needed
Garage Add new outlet over second garage door for opener
Replace outside outlet with new GFI outlet


I had to ask about their budget and they said 2500 :laughing:
That's the smart way to do it. You ask what their budget is. Renovation work is often done in phases according to cash flow. Sometimes people just don't know how much things cost.
 

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That's the smart way to do it. You ask what their budget is. Renovation work is often done in phases according to cash flow. Sometimes people just don't know how much things cost.
Sometimes? I find that 99% of resi customers have a mild heart attack when seeing what we cost. The think that because they see all this work done cheap on those home improvement shows, that we it shouldn't be that much more.
 

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replace 200 amp 20 space push matic panel with new 200 amp 30 circuit panel in garage with all grounding to code
Master Bedroom Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C
Replace heater and T-stat
Dedicated 20 amp circuit in bathroom with GFI outlet
Install new wiring for ceiling fan Bedroom 1
Replace heater and T-stat
Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C
Install new wiring for ceiling fan Bedroom 2
Replace heater and T-stat Dedicated
20 amp circuit for A/C
Install new wiring for ceiling fan
Smoke alarms Install one 120 volt with battery back-up smoke detector in each bedroom and one CO detector in the hall they will be all interconnected.
Living Room Install new dedicated 20 amp circuit with quad outlet for computer
Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C
Install new wiring for ceiling fan
Replace all the outlets with new white grounded 15 amp outlets
Kitchen Replace all outlets on counter top and install GFI’s where needed
Garage Add new outlet over second garage door for opener
Replace outside outlet with new GFI outlet

I had to ask about their budget and they said 2500 :laughing:
I get that feeling when people ask for prices for me to rewire their K + T homes...
 

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I get that feeling when people ask for prices for me to rewire their K + T homes...
Around here it is the rewiring of homes that is able to be done under the permit radar and hence no licensing , sort of a way of doing electrical business and not have to get licensed. Until they get caught. But the problem (among others) is they typically bid the rewiring at fire sale prices and that leads to every single one of potential customers practically freaking out when I turn in a rewire bid. The common feeling in the market is that is should be about 1/3 the cost of wiring a brand new home, which we all know is profoundly ridiculous since it takes twice the time and materials to properly rewire a whole house to code. Getting called to come give a rewire estimate is usually a huge waste of time for me. Hard to compete with unlicensed.
 

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replace 200 amp 20 space push matic panel with new 200 amp 30 circuit panel in garage with all grounding to code--800.00
Master Bedroom Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C---100.00
Replace heater and T-stat--100.00
Dedicated 20 amp circuit in bathroom with GFI outlet--100.00
Install new wiring for ceiling fan Bedroom 1---100.00
Replace heater and T-stat--100.00
Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C---100.00
Install new wiring for ceiling fan Bedroom 2---100.00
Replace heater and T-stat Dedicated---100.00
20 amp circuit for A/C---100.00
Install new wiring for ceiling fan---100.00
Smoke alarms Install one 120 volt with battery back-up smoke detector in each bedroom and one CO detector in the hall they will be all interconnected.---100.00
Living Room Install new dedicated 20 amp circuit with quad outlet for computer--100.00
Dedicated 20 amp circuit for A/C---100.00
Install new wiring for ceiling fan--100.00
Replace all the outlets with new white grounded 15 amp outlets
--100.00
Kitchen Replace all outlets on counter top and install GFI’s where needed--100.00
Garage Add new outlet over second garage door for opener--50.00
Replace outside outlet with new GFI outlet--50.00


I had to ask about their budget and they said 2500 :laughing:
what is the problem ? :whistling2:
 
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