Cost to install electric disability access door opener?

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Posted by: from Scarborough
3/6/2015 at 12:57:33 PM

Attention electrical pros,

The sparkie I usually use is unavailable for a few months due to illness. I am bidding on a commercial job installing an automatic door opener for disability access.

I know it's impossible to quote accurately without seeing it, but if someone would be kind enough to give me a ballpark on the electrical cost with materials (opener, wiring, etc) it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance guys.

Happy Motoring,


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George from Petrina Electric in Hamilton
Date/Time3/6/2015 at 9:50:44 PM

Hard to give you a fair and accurate quote. New construction? Or retro fitting? Wood construction, or steel? Picking up the opener from an existing circuit? Direct dedicated line?

Anyone giving you a quote without seeing the job is unqualified. I'm sure ur current "sparkie" would tell you the same!

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Date/Time3/7/2015 at 8:55:55 PM

I have to agree with George...

Most of the ones I installed over the years were done in conduit, usually with the conduit work going in prior to the brick / stone facade where the remainder of the circuit was fed from a circuit.

Wiring to the controller in many cases is interlocked with the fire / security system as required by the classification of the building. Depending on the existing system, the controls and the pushbutton could either be 120vac or 12/24 VDC.

So this installation may require several trips and coordination with the local fire department and building inspector.


John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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