Electrical Upgrade

Old 09-11-03, 05:43 PM
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Unhappy Electrical Upgrade

I am remodeling my kitchen in a house that was built in 1928. I called an electrician to wire the dishwasher and the disposal, and he said I must upgrade the house to at least a 100 A service. I understand this should be done for safety reasons, but the electrician said it would cost $4500 for the upgrade!!! This is as much as I have spent on the whole kitchen! Is this really how much it should cost???
Old 09-11-03, 07:19 PM
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It depends on what work needs to be done for the upgrade. The parts are less than $500 ususally. A standard no problem swap runs between $700-$1200.
Old 09-12-03, 08:19 AM
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I'll do it for $4400 !!!
Old 09-13-03, 07:21 AM
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Start calling some other electricians out of the yellow pages. That number sounds very high.
Old 09-13-03, 07:39 AM
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Upgrade to 200 while you are at it,, cost is very little more and then you are done.

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