Electrical Work, Subcontract Costs listed below are for wiring new residential and light commercial buildings with Romex cable and assume circuit lengths averaging 40 feet. If flex cable is required, add $15.00 for 15 amp circuits and $35 for 20 amp circuits. No fixtures or appliances included except as noted. Work on second and higher floors may cost 25% more. Work performed by a qualified subcontractor.
Rule of thumb: Total cost for electrical work, performed by a qualified subcontractor, per SF of floor area. Includes service entrance, outlets, switches, basic lighting fixtures and connecting appliances only. [view picture]
  All wiring and fixtures — SF — — 5.47
  Lighting fixtures only (no wiring) — SF — — 1.58
Air conditioners (with thermostat)
  Central, 2 ton (220 volt) — LS — — 751.00
  First floor room (115 volt) — LS — — 224.00
  Second floor room (115 volt) — LS — — 452.00
  Add for thermostat on second floor — LS — — 153.00
Alarms. See also Security Alarms [view picture]
  Fire or smoke detector, wiring and
    outlet box only — LS — — 170.00
  Add for detector unit — LS — — 86.20
Bathroom fixtures, wiring only, no fixtures or equipment included
  Mirror lighting (valance or side lighted mirrors) — LS — — 152.00
  Sauna heater (40 amp branch circuit) — LS — — 453.00
  Steam bath generator — LS — — 452.00
  Heat lamp with timer wall switch — LS — — 224.00
  Whirlpool bath system and wall switch — LS — — 377.00
Clock outlets (recessed) — LS — — 113.00
Closet lighting
  Ceramic “pull chain” ceiling fixture — LS — — 114.00
  Switch-operated fixture with wall switch — LS — — 152.00
Clothes dryers [view picture]
  Gas dryer, receptacle only — LS — — 153.00
  Direct connection for up to 5,760 watt
    (30 amp) electric dryer, 220 volt — LS — — 224.00
  Direct connection for over 5,760 watt (40 amp) electric dryer, 220 volt — LS — — 264.00
Clothes washers (115 volt) — LS — — 112.00
Dishwashers — LS — — 153.00
Door bells, rough wiring, front and rear with transformer
  Add the cost of two push-buttons and the chime — LS — — 223.00
Fans (exhaust)
  Attic fans (wiring only) — LS — — 151.00
  Bathroom fans (includes 70 CFM fan) — LS — — 221.00
  Garage fans (wiring only) — LS — — 154.00
  Kitchen fans (includes 225 CFM fan) — LS — — 302.00
Furnace wiring and blower hookup only — LS — — 183.00
Garage door opener, wiring and hookup only — LS — — 158.00
Garbage disposers, wiring, switch and connection only
  No disposer included — LS — — 190.00
Grounding devices (see also Lightning protection systems below)
  Grounding entire electrical system — LS — — 217.00
  Grounding single appliance — LS — — 92.90
Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), rough and finish wiring
Includes outlet box and GFCI — LS — — 190.00

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