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Question DetailsAsked on 12/9/2013

How much does it cost to install a junction box in the attic to cover existing wireing

the wires in the attic are loose and have little cap on the ends . the house inspector said they should be enclosed in a junction box. What would an electrician charge for this?

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Sounds like a do it yourself wiring job - an electrician, assuming reasonable access to it, would do this for minimum visit charge - typically $75-150, except up to $250 in high-cost cities. Plus maybe as much as $5 for materials.

By code, ALL wire connections and junctions have to be made in an accessible junction box, and to a certain extent in switch boxes and outlet boxes.

IF you ever anticipate having a need for electricity up there (to plug in a work light or whatever) you could have him put in a covered outlet (outdoor type) on the junction box at the same time for maybe $15-20 more, if you tell him in advance so he brings an outdoor rated outlet kit. This assumes the location is not buried under insulation - that would be illegal, though legal for just the splice box.

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