The cost for electrical work for small bathroom

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Posted by: from Mississauga
1/4/2017 at 8:51:28 PM

For new Second Floor Bathroom I was wondering how much it would cost to:

Install radiant electric heat under tile.

Electric heating element (see photo)

Install 4" slim LED pot lights, on dimmer

Wall plug by Vanity

(I do feel a new wire would have to run from the (finished) basement electric box --but I know the path to run this wire)

The cost for electrical work for small bathroom
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Mirek from Mirek Electric in Mississauga
Date/Time1/5/2017 at 6:57:34 AM

It's hard to give you cost without seeing the job, but you are looking at around $1,000 if it's all gutted.

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Dewy in Mississauga
Date/Time1/5/2017 at 9:12:36 AM

Thanks, Mirek from Mirek Electric in Mississauga. You answered my questions. I was just looking for a general guideline.

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Robert from ElecTriLight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time1/5/2017 at 4:32:09 PM

A few things for you to consider:

electric floor heating must be csa approved and overseen by an electrician to ensure it is done 100% correctly. There are dimensions and certain areas of installation (beside, behind, under certain floors, etc) that are not allowed and new electrical code rules stipulate strict installations to avoid fires or electrocution (or as once recent case of a man suffering 3rd degree burns). The heater you pictured is very common but once again must be installed with dedicated lines depending on wattage and voltage. pot lights must be rated for are of installation as well (consider, insulation, vapour tight, damp proof or water tight locations). age of home must be considered if there is old wiring or aluminum. any wiring within the home that is only rated for 75 degree C may not be suitable for connection to heating, lighting, etc. An ESA permit is 100% mandatory with 2 inspections required and only Licensed Electrical Contractors can do this work and get the permit done for you. You can check their licensing information on the website. I think $1000 is a bit on low side but depending on how much you wish to purchase yourself. The gfci thermostat for the in-floor heating can be $200 alone not to mention the wire run and the floor mat.

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Date/Time1/6/2017 at 10:24:02 AM

I tend to agree with Robert that $1000 is low for this (even if gutted). If both the in-floor heating and the fan-forced heater is purchased, then that might be reasonable.

Also there is no mention of an exhaust fan, humidistat or how many fixtures are being installed.


John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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Dewy in Mississauga
Date/Time1/10/2017 at 8:04:36 PM

Hello Thanks for all the replies.

Some contractors were indicating they would do the electrical work thanks for stressing the importance of contracting a trusted and experience Electrician to do this work !

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