I need 3 separate outlets installed in my unfinished basement, how much would this cost me?

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Posted by: from Brampton
12/29/2021 at 2:57:36 AM

I want to finish my basement, I need 3 separate outlets installed. I need to know how much this would cost me?

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Date/Time12/29/2021 at 3:06:28 PM

Hi Thomas,

Not to sure if you are finishing just a room in the basement or the entire basement however to comply with Ontario code you need to have a receptacle every 3.6m (maximum) so that you are never further than 1.8m from a receptacle. Doorways do not count in the measurement when measuring the distances from receptacle to receptacle. You will also need a receptacle on any free standing wall larger then 900mm.

As for cost depends on a few things so your best bet is to have a Licensed Electrical Contractor to take a look and give a free estimate. Make sure permits are always pulled for new wiring.


Matt McCarthy, M.E

President / Owner

M&J Electric Inc.

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Date/Time12/29/2021 at 3:50:58 PM

Hi Thomas I can do it for you I am an electrician

The price is depend on the plug to the power panel, but usually if you want to use cable number 14 it cost $ 70 each plug, but if you need more accurate price I can give you a free visit

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Date/Time1/1/2022 at 4:03:44 PM

Hi Thomas

The only way to get an accurate estimate is to have a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC) come and do a site visit.

Matt is correct in his comment about permits and inspections. Every LEC will have ECRA / ESA number and it is required to be posted on their websites, advertising, letterhead and company vehicles.

Not sure where / how Ebi can come to a number of $70 per plug which is actually a receptacle but I digress.

If you look at Ebi's math, you have $50-$100 for an AFCI breaker / deadfront, another $50 to $100 in wire and boxes, permit is $79, you are already at $280 plus taxes and you have not paid anyone yet so $70 for each receptacle is not realistic

For a small number of receptacles like that, you would be looking at $350 to $500 minimum. The more that you have, then the price per unit drops for sure but there is a minimum cost for mobilization, permits, paperwork, etc that need to be covered off which is the same for one receptacle as it is for 20 receptacles.

Happy New Year

John Kuehnl-Cadwell, CD, ME

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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