exterior GFI installation cost?

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Old 06-26-12, 10:26 AM
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exterior GFI installation cost?

Hi,

I was hoping someone could tell me if this quote is in line. I need an exterior GFI outlet installed in an egress window well so I can eventually install a sump.

The electrician gave me a quote for $695 which includes running a dedicated 20 amp circuit from the existing panel in the basement, to the outside, under the deck, into the pit. The total distance is <75 feet. The waterproof box and bubble cover is also included.

Is this in the ballpark?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 06-26-12, 10:48 AM
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Sounds pretty high to me but remotely like this there can be a lot of factors we're not aware of. Best best is to get a couple more bids so you can compare.

You need a permit for this, is he including pulling it in his cost?
 
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Old 06-26-12, 10:57 AM
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I would also agree that it sounds a bit high. Again, labor costs vary greatly around the US, so get a few more bids.
 
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Old 06-26-12, 11:13 AM
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He is a qualified, licensed electrician but he didnt mention a permit. the basement was just finished and we had all the proper permits for that..
 
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Good enough, you may still be covered by that.
 
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Old 06-26-12, 12:35 PM
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Since the basement is finished, this might make his job a lot more difficult, which could justify the higher cost. Still, I would suggest getting another price due to another electrician might have an easier/cheaper way to do the job.
 
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Does the basement have a drop ceiling?
 
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