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Question DetailsAsked on 8/2/2016

How much does it cost in ohio to have a finished garage wired with electricity if all materials are supplied

Power was previously ran to garage but all wires lights n outlets removed by previous owner.fuse box is still there n has power suplied to it. I just need 2 switches, 4 ceiling lights, and 9 outlets installed. All materials are provided by home owner. Looking for price bids right now

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If fuse box that serves the garage only - not the entire hosue, that will likely have to be replaced to bring it up to code. If it serves the entire house, then might be allowed to stay. This assuming you actually meant FUSE, not a circuit breaker panel which unless one of the dangearous recalled ones should be fine as is. Could add about $400-600 to the job to replace fuse box with breaker panel if needed, assuming 1 light circuit and 2 wall 120V wall outlet circuits. - about half or a bit more of which is labor, a bit less than half materials.


This assumes the panel feed can handle the load legally - otherwise commonly QUITE a bit more to upgrade your incoming service and meter and such, or at least the feed from the main panel if it comes from there. i do wonder WHYT the previous owner tore it all out - quite likely because the installation was illegal or not to code - maybe because coming off a fuse box but could be it constituted an overload on the main panel or the incoming service, so that is the first thing to ask bidders because you are looking at a 2:1 or 3:1 cost difference between just doing the garage and upgrading your main panel and/or incoming service as well.


There are many previous questions with answers in the Home > Electrical link on Browse Projects (at lower left) about upgrading panel capacity and upgrading main service capacity.


IF a breaker box, but if the breakers are not there or are not GFCI or AFCI as needed for the outlets, will add maybe $100-200 to your cost UNLESS changing out panel per above, which includes new breakers in the price.


For the install of what you listed only - NOT including breaker box if needed - in bare studwalls and ceiling, probably about $500 - 800 labor depending on local labor rates. More like $800-1200 probably if drywalled walls so he has to knock/cut a lot of holes to access the studs to pull wiring. Plus of course you have the drywall to repair and repaint in that case, by other contractor(s) for at least several hundred $.


As for looking for bids - AL is not a site you can post you job on and have bids pour in - except with the SnapFix App, if that is still active. You need to Search the List under Electrical and find several well-rated and reviewed electrical contractors to bid your job, which numbers will also tell you better how much your specific job should cost.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD




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