COMMUNITY FORUM

corwyn

05:06AM | 07/05/01
Member Since: 09/10/00
11 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Hi,

We are looking to build a new house and one of the options we're considering is
going with a modular construction.
THey are telling me that even though all of the wiring is already in the walls and the plates on the walls I should expect an additional 97 hours @ $40/hr just to connect the junction boxes, fuse pannel and to the pole. Several friends have built stick built houses where the electricial work was done from top to bottom in about a day and ahalf with a nother day for the finishing stuff. This doesn't seem to add up!

Any opnions?

rpxlpx

05:14AM | 07/05/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
That does sound like a lot. Maybe you should ask for an itemized breakdown.

4-K Carpenters

10:54AM | 07/05/01
Member Since: 05/15/00
21 lifetime posts
That sounds extremely high...I would have to find a different contractor to do this job or atleast give an estimate.

Lawrence

05:24PM | 07/27/01
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
Unless we see the plans for the pre-fab house, I do not think we can legitimately call it into question. It might sound high, but it might very well be justified in the end. There are probably continuity tests that the electrician needs to run on a pre-fab like that (to make sure the wires are all safely connected). An electrician would not need to run such tests if he installed the wire, himself, on bare studs. Those same wires on a pre-fab can come loose (or get cut) during transport and cannot be visibly inspected because they are irretrievably inside the walls. It all might add up to savings in the end, though, because you still save the cost of all the framers, insulators, and drywallers putting their time in to finish the walls. As such, it would be a necessary, larger expenditure on one item in order to save far more on the other items in the construction project. You might also end up with a better, sounder product that was designed, engineered, and manufactured as one solid piece instead of a mass of unassembled parts put together under the risk of human error. It is not necessarily a rip-off.



Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

With nothing more than a saw and some plywood, you can create your own Christmas tree cutout forest. Give the "tree" a coa... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon