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Electrician rate to install a light switch and wall plug

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Posted by: from Ottawa
12/4/2017 at 7:16:59 PM

I'm wanting to finish the interior of a house (new build w/stud walls in, wiring has been run, and wiring brought to each light switch and wall plug 'box'. What will be the general charge from an electrician to install each switch, and each wall plug?

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Jarrod from JTB Electric Ltd. in Camrose
Date/Time12/4/2017 at 11:09:31 PM

Our current 2017 rate is $72/hr per journeyman

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Robert from ElecTriLight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time12/4/2017 at 11:15:23 PM

Best idea is contact 3 licensed electrical contractors in your area and ask them. Different locations demand different pricing based on cost of living and your location.

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Dave from 360renos in Ottawa
Date/Time12/5/2017 at 5:14:03 AM

Hi Kevin

Why would you not continue using the electrical contractor that completed your rough in wiring?

Give me a call and I'll pass you along to my electrical company that I use. Master electrician part of the ESA Authorized Contractor Program.

Thanks

Dave

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Date/Time12/5/2017 at 10:34:33 AM

Usually whoever runs the wires knows where they reside in the panel. and that person would finish the installation and have it inspected as per code.

If there are exceptional reasons why your installer cannot finish the job then you will need to hire a licensed Electrician that you feel comfortable with and they will quote the job. Approx $70 / hour or $35 to $50 per receptacle and switch. Remember some circuits are 3 wire meaning they can be controlled from 2 locations. With a new build a poor inspection will compromise your homes living permit (FINAL Inspection).

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