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Question DetailsAsked on 8/14/2015

How much to connect a cut wire from a 220 outlet to the 220 breaker?

My gas dryer died. i bought a new electric dryer only to discover the wire to the 220 outlet had been cut and left dangling. How much will an electrician charge to connect the 220 outlet i have for the dryer to the 220 breaker?

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If it was cut at the outlet, so you can just remount the new outlet the same place or maybe a foot or so away, then Electrician minimum service charge of typically $75-150 except up to twice that in a very few very cost big city areas. That would be for 1/2-1 hour of work versus the 5-10 minutes for this job (if usable where it was cut), so if you have other electrical work needing done at the same time ...

If he has to move the outlet location over to the next stud to have enough slack, that will leave a drywall gap that you will then have to repair or have repaired - or he might be able to put a utility access cover plate over it to cover it up.

If it was cut in mid-line, then depending on where and if there is enough slack to pull it together and splice it, might run same cost to maybe twice that or so. A mid-line splice HAS to be done in a junction box that is permanently accessible (visible on wall surface, though there are fancy cover plates you can use, and there are legally paintable cover plates), which can be nasty depending on where it was cut. Hopefully just at the outlet - can't think why they did that unless it was a very old push-lock type outlet, in which case they only cut an inch or so off.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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