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Need a ballpark estimate please

Posted by marti8a (My Page) on
Thu, May 17, 12 at 14:55

We had a 10x12 dining room wired.

1 center light with single switch
5 spotlights with single switch
5 inside outlets, 2 operated by a switch
4 outside outlets
2 outside lights with single switch to each
2 outside fans with single switch to each

He also did the wiring so the existing kitchen and living room lights can be turned on from the new room, a 3 way for one and a 4 way for the other.

It look him the better part of a day for him to do the wiring.

Before he started, we made it clear this was not a neighbor doing a favor and he said ok, he would let us pay him. But at the end of the day, he wouldn't take payment. I know he is being nice, and we all do things for each other, but he spent all day sweating in a hot room and attic and we want to pay him.

What would be a fair amount?

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RE: Need a ballpark estimate please

Is this guy actually an electrician or just a handyman?

Did you supply the materials or did he?

RE: Need a ballpark estimate please

He is an electrician, used to have his own company and now works for a company that does commercial, and we supplied all the materials.

RE: Need a ballpark estimate please

Rates vary widely from place to place, but an hourly rate for an electrician is probably somewhere in the range of $50 to $75.

RE: Need a ballpark estimate please


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