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Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Jerry [NC]) Jun 10, 2019 11:09 PM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Jun 10, 2019 11:19 PM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Homer [TX]) Jun 10, 2019 11:43 PM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Jim In O C [CA]) Jun 10, 2019 11:53 PM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 11, 2019 12:33 AM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by NE [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 5:38 AM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by NE [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 5:38 AM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by NE [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 6:02 AM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Richard [MI]) Jun 11, 2019 6:10 AM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by RB [MI]) Jun 11, 2019 6:48 AM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Smokowna [MD]) Jun 11, 2019 8:08 AM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 11, 2019 8:17 AM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by S i d [MO]) Jun 11, 2019 8:28 AM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Jerry [NC]) Jun 11, 2019 10:06 AM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Vee [OH]) Jun 11, 2019 1:52 PM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jun 11, 2019 2:15 PM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Gene [OH]) Jun 11, 2019 2:26 PM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 3:57 PM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by MJ [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 8:38 PM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jun 12, 2019 8:05 AM
       Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Rob [MA]) Jun 12, 2019 8:53 AM

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Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Jerry [NC]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 11:09 PM
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I had sticker shock earlier today when an electrician quoted me $23k for replacing 2 meter bases, feeder lines and 2- 200 amp panels in a duplex. He said materials costs are $12k and his labor will be $11k. Said he bills at $150.00 per hour because he is a master electrician.

Do you think it was his way of telling me that he didn't want the job?

--99.150.xxx.xxx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 11:19 PM
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I think that's a safe assumption. Next.

--47.216.xx.xxx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 11:43 PM
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I bet you can find someone to do it for 19,000, keep looking! Seriously, I don’t think the guy wants the job. Too bad all the kids have been pushed to go to college. Tradesmen are a dying breed and we will continue to see crazy prices on home repairs. --75.141.xxx.xxx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Jim In O C [CA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 11:53 PM
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My electrician got greedy and increased his rate to $195 an hour I Replaced him with a good electrician for $ 125 an hour and he bills in 15 minute increments with a trip charge of $85 . A month later Mr. $195 Wants to reduce his rate because I’m a good customer. I corrected him I was a good customer. --99.23.xxx.x




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 12:33 AM
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Jerry,

Did you tell him you are a Master Landlord?!

Great example of why “You get what you pay for” is a myth. His work would be no better than my $50 licensed electrician.

I recently did the same in my own home, 2 200 amp service panels, which including trenching to move the line from the pole underground, another 100 amp box and $400 of heavy wire for the new hottub, lights and outlets in the pool house, and some in house upgrades. Total labor and materials $4000.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 5:38 AM
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I'll do it for 10. --50.32.xxx.xx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 5:38 AM
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I'll do it for 10. --50.32.xxx.xx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 6:02 AM
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Most contractors and subcontractors aren't clever enough to think beyond some very basic tactics. I'm generalizing here of course, but Ive see it many times. I would say there are a small number of things that may be going on here.

Number one, he just graduated and thinks he's hot shyt, Number two is he's probably really busy and doesn't want to do it, so he just threw a number out there to make it worth it.

Or he senses that you have no idea what you are doing and very well may bite on a number like that. Or he feels you might be a PITA and he's going to make it worth his while to have to deal with you at the project. --174.201.xx.xx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 6:10 AM
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Ha ha! That made me spit my coffee out!

Heck, my lawyer only charges $200 an hour.

I'd look for a different one. --71.10.xx.xxx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 6:48 AM
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Keep shopping.

There's the I (need) the work price

and the, I (don't need) the work price. --184.53.x.xx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 8:08 AM
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"I corrected him I was a good customer."

"Did you tell him you are a Master Landlord?!"

(Great example of why “You get what you pay for” is a myth).

These were fun comments. I've been hearing about shortages of hired hands all around. People are focusing on the high costs of Universities and how a telephone can be your knowledge hub for the future.

I didn't realize that the cry for people to go to trade schools was an effort to keep the trade labor rates in check.

--96.241.xx.xx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 8:17 AM
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Since I'm a licensed contractor I know the pain of over paying for major electrical work. Hiring an electrical contractor is like hiring any other contractor. Each one has a special set of skills. Some carry full insurance to protect themselves and the client.

Owners can obtain estimates based on the scope of the work to be performed. You can worry about the "Hourly Rate" or instead look at the value received.

I would note the following:

a) How long will the property be without power?

b) How long will the job take and how many skilled professionals will be on the job.

c) What is the replacement equipment rated and how many extra spaces will you have left for any later added electrical needs

d) Does the work carry a warranty.

e) Are permits included

--47.156.xx.xx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 8:28 AM
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Great comments from the responses so far! RobertJ's advice is spot-on: what are you getting--hourly labor or a well-done, professional job that will last beyond your lifetime?

But Brad's advice is also excellent: rates are negotiable. That's what makes the free market...free!

Btw, I AM a Master Land lord, and based on my calculations from last year I made $283/hour. So...if I pay him $150/hr and that enabled me to make $300/hr... *shrugs

My guy charges $50/hour and does a great job, though, so I'll stick with him. --173.20.xxx.xxx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Jerry [NC]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 10:06 AM
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This is a building that I bought and recently started renovations. These are part of a 6- unit complex & the other 4 are already done.

Early on he asked me several questions about what I do on my day job. He sensed that I'm fairly well paid even though we only talked on the phone and never met. Will hit the DELETE button. --99.150.xxx.xxx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 1:52 PM
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This is a gimmick somehow, mast around here is 1200, load center 8-1200, Must be a really large place, I did load calculations for my 6 unit and came up with 90 amps, Have not tripped a breaker yet in a 1000sq ft place with electric range, dishwasher, 2.5 ton HVAC wal-pak, electric dryer, the disposals went away as they got jammed. --76.188.xxx.xx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 2:15 PM
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Maybe suggest he send some less-than-master electricians over. He can swoop in to inspect briefly. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Gene [OH]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 2:26 PM
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Just had an electrician put in a new 200 amp box with new head and wires, running new wires for range and hot water heater, etc. He charges $60.00 per hour. --155.188.xxx.xx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 3:57 PM
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I once had Simplex Grinnell work on an industrial fire alarm system and the bill was about $450 an hour. Then again, I only needed them for two hours. For a job as long as yours, it is crazy --24.101.xxx.xx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by MJ [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 8:38 PM
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One of the skills landlords have to develop is to deal effectively with contractors and handymen. We know the work, the material costs and market rates. We are not your average home owners and some of us know more than your average contractor out there about code etc. Some contractors wont deal with landlords and that is fine by me. Many contractors understand that we have constant and year around work and charge accordingly to get repeat business. When someone will not give me a price or any idea of $$ over the phone, I tell them what I am used to paying for similar work before they come out and waste by time. I never get big companies who "have to see the job" before quoting as a company policy. I already know that quote will be outrageous. Those contractors are for people with deep pockets and no real estate knowledge where the sales people bring samples to your home and advertise heavily on television.

Forming relationships with qualified, dependable and fairly priced trades people is necessary in this business. Calling new people every time you have a problem will be another problem in its self.

90% of the work that comes up is not emergency so I wait till my own people are available to do it. I suggest you develop such relationships with an electrician, plumber, roofer and a general handyman. Your tenants will be happy and you will become a pro landlord. Good luck. --76.125.xxx.xxx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 8:05 AM
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If this were me .......I would hire an electrician to write the specification for a bid package. It would pay for itself

After I had Bid Specifications I would sent it out to qualified companies and schedule an open house for them and get back at least 5 bids and then choose the right one. --24.62.xxx.xxx




Eletrician @ $150 Per Hr. (by Rob [MA]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 8:53 AM
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I'm an electrician and I just fell out of my chair --99.203.xx.xxx



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