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Question DetailsAsked on 6/21/2015

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST TO REPLACE AN ELECTRIC METER SOCKET PANEL

ONE OF THE LEADS ON MY ELECTRIC METER SOCKET PANERL IS BROKEN OFF , NEED TO REPLACE

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In larger towns with full service electrical supply house (or by FedEx from manufacturer) it is possible to replace mounting lugs and such for about $10-30 in parts, maybe about $30 in express shipping, and about $150-250 in labor probably (more in a few very high priced urban areas) - which includes coming to your place and seeing what is needed, and then picking up the part and coming back to install it.


If the parts are not available due to age, then replacing the meter base can run from (for normal residence or apartment meter) probably around $30 for a simple meter-base only, to about $120-200 for a meter base with master breaker or disconnect switch integral with it; plus probably (assuming accessible and not built-in by later construction) $150-25o labor by an Electrician.


IF it is the wire, not the lug or terminal that is broken off, then depends on WHY it broke off (melted through due to bad connection maybe ?) and if the rest of the wire is usable and if so, if there is enough slack to pull enough to reconnect. Likely to be $150 minimum, and possibly up to say $300 depending on how much trouble it is to run new wire and where to. Generally, the incoming cable will have enough slack to make up a cnew connection unless the entire wire has gone bad; the run between meter/disconnect and the main breaker box commonly does not so that might mean replacing typically 5-10 feet of cable and making up the new connections.

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