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Old 11-06-2013, 05:21 PM
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Been watching a house on the market now for a few months, price keeps dropping, foreclosure. Ranch house, large tall cross-base, big attached garage. House was foreclosed, owner or someone broke into cross-base, ripped out electric wiring and sold it for scrap copper.

Price is right, home sold in 2008 for triple what we think we can get it for. The area is perfect, the lot is big, the neighbors are hardworking farmers that wave when you drive by, country setting country folk.

What kind of price point would I be looking at for a complete rewire? Friends have guesstimated 3-5k? Mid-Atlantic area.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:29 PM
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Hard to say depending on what you want , basic code requirements or, custom but 3-5 k is not even close In Florida that would get you your main service, Im doing a complete rewire of a 2 story house.It has a 300 amp service and it is at 30 k with average outlets and lighting nothing crazy.
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Hard to say depending on what you want , basic code requirements or, custom but 3-5 k is not even close In Florida that would get you your main service, Im doing a complete rewire of a 2 story house.It has a 300 amp service and it is at 30 k with average outlets and lighting nothing crazy.
This^. You then need to factor in the drywall repair and finish work.
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no idea, but 3-5K seems a little light to me. You are talking every a complete new job from panel to entire house right? I would think most guys would want to rip out at least some drywall to get this done right. Wires need to be stapled, etc. Wire is still expensive. I would get a quote from 3 or so electricians before I did anything. Sounds like a mess.
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I just spent 28K to rewire a 3000 foot house including all LED pot lights new breaker panel and all new switches, Also all under counter lights and outlets etc including AC service etc. I paid for fans, LED track lights (lots) and some other special stuff. Some dock work and outdoor lighting were included as were exhaust fans and everything else.

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The short answer? It can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. Your desires and expectations set the price.

By the way, whats a cross-base? Do you mean crawl space?
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My grandma just paid 200 bucks to just have a light switch replaced in her kitchen so considering that only took 5 minutes I would think it would be way more than $5000
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[QUOTE=joe.giuliano;6147767]I just spent 28K to rewire a 3000 foot house including all LED pot lights new breaker panel and all new switches, Also all under counter lights and outlets etc including AC service etc. I paid for fans, LED track lights (lots) and some other special stuff). Some dock work and outdoor lighting were included as were exhaust fans and everything else.[/QUOTE


^^^ THIS IS MORE LIKE IT
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at least 20k, up to 30
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Current code, with all the friggin' arc fault breakers/circuits and ground fault crap, is expensive! Gotta have huge panels just to handle all the circuits required.

Building anymore sux. We are inundated with "good intentions", but we know where that paved road leads to....
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I guess I dont know the extent of the amount of wiring that was taken, yes by cross base I meant crawl space, 16 hours today and still going at work, exhausted.

May go climb all over it friday with the FIL, (construction owner/master carpenter) and see what his thoughts are
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Been watching a house on the market now for a few months, price keeps dropping, foreclosure. Ranch house, large tall cross-base, big attached garage. House was foreclosed, owner or someone broke into cross-base, ripped out electric wiring and sold it for scrap copper.

Price is right, home sold in 2008 for triple what we think we can get it for. The area is perfect, the lot is big, the neighbors are hardworking farmers that wave when you drive by, country setting country folk.

What kind of price point would I be looking at for a complete rewire? Friends have guesstimated 3-5k? Mid-Atlantic area.
My folks had their house rewired a couple / few years ago to keep their insurance. It is a 2000+ sqft off grade ranch house built in the 60s with AL wiring. They needed to replace it with copper to keep insurance. They had a kid (young looking licensed electrician) do it in you 3-5k range. He basically did the whole job singlehandedly. Took him a week or two and the house was a mess for a bit (it is always anyhow).
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My folks had their house rewired a couple / few years ago to keep their insurance. It is a 2000+ sqft off grade ranch house built in the 60s with AL wiring. They needed to replace it with copper to keep insurance. They had a kid (young looking licensed electrician) do it in you 3-5k range. He basically did the whole job singlehandedly. Took him a week or two and the house was a mess for a bit (it is always anyhow).
Was he liscenced and insured ,I doubt it and if he was he wont be around for long. Contracting without a liscense is a crime and should be due to the cost of others doing it legally.
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I think your look at a minimum of 15k plus fixtures.
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So obviously getting quotes from a few local electricians will give me a better idea..

not being a home builder/carpenter/etc how much can one take out of a home by ripping out what is accessible only via crawl space?
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Was he liscenced and insured ,I doubt it and if he was he wont be around for long. Contracting without a liscense is a crime and should be due to the cost of others doing it legally.
I got my liscense at 20..insurance was not a requirement. Biggest mistake I ever made was letting it expire.
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figure $3-$3.50/sf just to rough it in and thats if everything is opened up. it only goes up from there
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figure $3-$3.50/sf just to rough it in and thats if everything is opened up. it only goes up from there
^ This should get you real close
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Originally Posted by slickcav View Post
Been watching a house on the market now for a few months, price keeps dropping, foreclosure. Ranch house, large tall cross-base, big attached garage. House was foreclosed, owner or someone broke into cross-base, ripped out electric wiring and sold it for scrap copper.

Price is right, home sold in 2008 for triple what we think we can get it for. The area is perfect, the lot is big, the neighbors are hardworking farmers that wave when you drive by, country setting country folk.

What kind of price point would I be looking at for a complete rewire? Friends have guesstimated 3-5k? Mid-Atlantic area.
No bleeping way.

5K might, might get you the rough in- if everything is accessible.
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Originally Posted by oceanelectric1 View Post
Was he liscenced and insured ,I doubt it and if he was he wont be around for long. Contracting without a liscense is a crime and should be due to the cost of others doing it legally.
He was licensed. I don't know about insurance.
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