Replacing Breaker Box

Old 01-08-02, 06:38 AM
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Question Replacing Breaker Box

Hello, I am renovating a 1920's building (1000 sq. ft) in S. Texas and I have a few questions.

Can you give me a ballpark figure of what to expect to pay for replacing an old fuse box (four fuses) with a modern breaker box. I also want to replace about 120 ft of conduit, wiring and outlets (8).

An electrician gave me an estimate of $5,000 for the whole thing which astounded me.

I can do the conduit and wiring myself but I'm uncomfortable doing the breaker box. Thanks, any help is appreciated.
Old 01-08-02, 12:40 PM
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$1200 to $1500.

Old 01-08-02, 12:42 PM
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The above price was for a service change. No way to price the other becuase we can't see it.
Old 01-08-02, 04:53 PM
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I did this myself in upstate NY (nothing like TV images of NY City) for about $900 including permits and inspection fee. My brother did this for about $950. My service was 60 amp fused box to 150 amp/30 space breaker box. My brother was 60 amp breaker box to 100 amp breaker box. Rudimentary job done by electrician on brother's job, but acceptable. Mine high quality, extra work above and beyond National Electrical Code (NEC).

Minimum service per NEC is 100 amps. Without specifics no way to tell what you have/want/need. Suggest minimum 150 amps, 200 if you can do it, but depending if you have a very large house & much 220 appliances/heat. Previous post of $1200 to $1500 seems like ample amount of money for this. Regional differences can vary widely.

Hope that helps.

Old 01-08-02, 06:31 PM
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Thanks for your replies.

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