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Posted by: from Hamilton
4/25/2019 at 11:17:30 AM

What is the electrical cost of 3700 square foot house in Ontario Canada

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Date/Time4/25/2019 at 1:32:02 PM

A good guide to follow is it works out to about $80 per location. Example to wire a bedroom light would be roughly $240. 3 locations are needed. Wire from the panel to the switch is 1&2

Switch to the light is 3 locations.

Hydro upgrades and panel work is tough to estimate without a visual on the project.

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Date/Time4/25/2019 at 3:39:45 PM

3.5$ per sq . Each pot 55

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Date/Time4/26/2019 at 2:37:26 PM

I don't know any electrical contractors that price per square foot. Some will do a price per device, but not many.

The issue is that hanging a light fixture will vary, number of pot lights, special equipment such as well pumps, sewage pumps, etc.

I tell my clients to budget 10% of the build cost for electrical. So a $200,000 build cost is a $20,000 electrical budget.

Cheers

John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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Date/Time4/26/2019 at 10:59:15 PM

Hi,

If it's a custom home and if you have Architect plan prepared ask for 3 Quotes on Forum.

Typical standard with 200 Amp service single family home without finishing fixtures and labour to hang them but light point included would be 25 k. and up. Hydro connection fees separate. Basement minimum unfinished condition considered.

Hope that helps.

Nitin

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