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Old 11-29-2020, 05:00 PM   #1
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30ft diameter yurt - 3 bedrooms and 2 baths - almost 1300 sq ft. I am starting to get electrical estimates on the roughing in and the fixtures installation. My first of 3 quotes came in at $6075. How does that sound to folks?

It's been difficult estimates from people 5 months ahead of the build.

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Old 11-29-2020, 07:19 PM   #2
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That's hard to say. It really depends on what the electrician will be doing. Sounds like they will be doing everything from scratch, from the pole so on a back of a napkin, it doesn't sound all that unreasonable.
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Correct he is doing all elements of the electrical work.

The utility company has to bring the trench wire to the house.

He said he can
  1. [*Install the meter pan and conduit into the trench needed to supply the house.
  2. Do the wiring
  3. Install the fixtures


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That's hard to say. It really depends on what the electrician will be doing. Sounds like they will be doing everything from scratch, from the pole so on a back of a napkin, it doesn't sound all that unreasonable.
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Old 11-30-2020, 01:11 AM   #4
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Without knowing the detailed call for tenders an estimation is difficult - @Jafo is right with.

And your last input is still very raw....

Ive - as customer - finished a lot of such projects - big ones with +20M USD and small ones (e.g. single rooms) - but Ive had always exact calculations of each meter of cables and each connector. And full specifications of services as well.
Only with correct data a comparison is possible.
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:27 PM   #5
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Hmmmm....I suggest getting an additional bid or two at this time as labor and material prices have gone up this year on everything. Additionally I highly recommend you get that bid in writing, especially if you don't know anything about the work being performed. Handshakes are fine between contactors and tradesmen that have known eachother for years, but good contractors write out the scope of the work. In my decades of residential carpentry it is unlikely for someone to give you a bid with little detail, and say "It likely won't be this high." The details spelled out dictate the cost. Most folks go with the high number when the eagle flies at the end of the job. Good luck.
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:30 PM   #6
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you know you could wire it yourself, once you get the lic electrician to put in your box, and everyone signs off on that you can wire your own house unless you are planning to make a business out of it.
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lol James..thanks for my morning laugh.
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Old 12-11-2020, 09:22 PM   #8
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why so funny Bob he can do it, and Like I saind if he is not making a business out of it he can wire his own place, except for the sitting the box and the wire to the grid, if he goes off grid he does not even need that
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Yeah James, all it takes to wire a house is a Home Depot class on wiring and a copy of 'House wiring simplified' lol
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Old 12-14-2020, 06:35 PM   #10
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That the Homesteading spirit
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