Cost to Wire a 4000 sq ft 2 Story Home

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Posted by: from Prescott
8/19/2019 at 9:01:31 PM

What would a code minimum cost be to wire A new build of 4000 sq ft. 2100 per floor.

100 4 inch air tite pots on 2nd floor.

100 4 inch pots on the first floor. No service. Or kitchen. using existing 200 amp service.

First floor is a existing . so is the kitchen.

On Tar Island. Out side of Rockport , Ontario.

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Date/Time8/20/2019 at 7:14:25 AM

20k-30k in between .

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Date/Time8/20/2019 at 1:47:27 PM

So the top floor is new so that will be new construction/older floor plan is where you will be spending $$$ it just depends where your power is located in house too $15,000-$25,000. check your building codes in your sound nice do your digging and check out prices cheers

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Date/Time8/21/2019 at 9:18:17 AM

Good morning, unfortunately we can not quote on your project as we are located in B.C.

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Date/Time8/22/2019 at 8:21:01 AM

Hi Dorthy

I know you are trying to get a figure for this, but any figure will not be accurate without some drawing to look at and probably a site visit because this is not a new build but a major renovation.

The issue here really is not the cost of the electrical work (or any of the actually construction work), but the logistics of getting set-up for the job, running the job and closing it out. There is no road access to Tar Island, so that means everything is done by boat. I am not sure if there are cars on Tar Island (I doubt it), but basically someone will have to load up trailers and use ATVs to get the materials and tools to the site across the river.

That is not a task that they want to have to do everyday, so you need to sort out if the trades going to stay on the island nightly for the duration of the work. If that is the case, then you have to figure out the personal issues of this; food, accommodations, personal hygiene, etc. Now even if the trades have several covered trailers for security / storage, they still have to travel across the river so there will need to be some planning for parking, loading / unloading of material etc at the Narrows .

The cost to run a pot light in a dog house or a mansion is basically the same; there are just more of the same in a larger house. In your case it is not the electrical work that will cost so much but the logistics of getting the work done. If you can provide a good logistical plan for the trades, you will keep your installation costs to a minimum.


John Kuehnl-Cadwell, CD, ME

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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