Cost of plugmold??

mick2March 27, 2011

We are doing a kitchen remodel and my electrician wants to charge us $225 per plugmold. That seems really high to me, any opinions??

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wayne440

It can be a pain in the rear end to install, so the easiest way to say no is to make it expensive. "Per plugmold" doesn't tell us much, could be a 30ft run or a 5ft. run. Accordingly, $225 may be reasonable or not so reasonable.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 8:54AM
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petey_racer

Really high? Depending on your area I seriously doubt it.

Plugmold is a real P-I-A to install, and I get a premium to install it. There is also the fact that if it is the oly thing on a circuit, in a kitchen it will require a GFI breaker which also adds to the cost.
It is also pretty expensive to buy, so if that price includes the material I think it is a bargain.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 10:07AM
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mick2

had nothing to compare it to, so thanks for your input-now I know.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 10:34AM
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talley_sue_nyc

Also, compare it to how much he'd charge for the receptacles. My Dad told me that in his area (less expensive than in mine), a single "box" runs about $125 to $150.

So if he's installing plugmold, he IS installing a box, actually, but then he also has to connect the plugmold to the box, etc.

One run of plugmold ought to be less expensive than the 6 outlets it replaces, however. THAT is its cost advantage.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 2:59PM
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wayne440

"...a single "box" runs about $125 to $150.."

where? I may move there.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 5:47PM
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petey_racer

talley_sue_nyc, your logic, and math, is flawed to say the least.

Installing W/M is NOT installing a box, nor do you need/use one for it.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2011 at 8:33AM
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