change to breakers cost (by Martin [NY]) Apr 3, 2021 12:34 PM|
change to breakers cost (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 3, 2021 1:24 PM
change to breakers cost (by W [CA]) Apr 3, 2021 2:16 PM
change to breakers cost (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Apr 3, 2021 2:44 PM
change to breakers cost (by Robin [WI]) Apr 3, 2021 3:17 PM
change to breakers cost (by Steve [MA]) Apr 3, 2021 3:31 PM
change to breakers cost (by Bonanza [NC]) Apr 3, 2021 7:39 PM
change to breakers cost (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Apr 4, 2021 12:33 PM
change to breakers cost (by Hoosier [IN]) Apr 4, 2021 5:36 PM
change to breakers cost (by Jim [OH]) Apr 6, 2021 10:31 AM
change to breakers cost (by Tony T [PA]) Apr 7, 2021 2:03 PM
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change to breakers cost (by Martin [NY]) Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 12:34 PM
Thinking about sell a building with 10 of the older style fused boxes in the cellar and same sub panels in each of the 9 apts.
Its a building about a 100 miles from me and I don't know any electricians in the area. Any guess what that should ballpark cost? --96.236.xxx.xx
change to breakers cost (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 1:24 PM
100 Amp boxes run me between 1-1.2K each installed
200 Amp is about 1.4K but these prices can vary depending if the main service wire needs changed out --24.154.xx.x
change to breakers cost (by W [CA]) Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 2:16 PM
You might want to upgrade to wifi controlled smart breakers sold by Home Depot. In a time of moratoriums and deadbeats, beware, it may be addictive to you to flip a switch and cut off and on the power to the T widescreen bought with stimmie money during the final drive on the big football games . . .
Hey, I'd love to fix the electrical short but you didn't pay the rent this month . . . LOL --174.65.x.xxx
change to breakers cost (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 2:44 PM
Probably each rental unit probably has a 100 amp service where would recommend 200 amp service for if future upgrades then that is possible. Go down to a few different big box then check out the cost of a circuit breaker panel where it better to buy a panel that takes up the least space as this will reduce labour costs as fuse panels are smaller. Once all circuit breaker panels with circuit breakers are priced out then can get a estimate of labour costs. Smaller towns generally have a few different electricians where google and use yellow pages to find different contractors. Less populated areas contractors have lower costs then large urban areas. It better to have the electrical updated as many insurance companies will want electrical service upgraded where buyer will want a large discount in sale price. Visit building then add up all fuses where the total current of all fuses will determine the amount of current of the fuse panel. --99.236.xxx.xxx
change to breakers cost (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 3:17 PM
Time to network with local RE investors. A licensed electrician will charge you $1200-$1500 for a main box, a couple hundred for a subpanel. You might be able to get a break on the price because you have so many.
On the other hand, if you can find "a guy" who knows how to do it, it could be $500/panel. It's really not hard, and only takes a couple of hours plus <$200 for parts. I have "a guy" who will even replace a masthead without shutting the power off at the pole. As he puts it, "You just have to be careful of this one little part that can fry you." I found him through another RE investor. With this size of a project, it definitely pays to shop around.
On the other hand, you could sell the building at a discount to another investor who already has "a guy" and knows he can do it cost-effectively. --104.230.xxx.xx
change to breakers cost (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 3:31 PM
As Robin said you need to network with some LLs in the area where the property is located. You could also discuss it with the electricians that you normally use to get their input on costs & to find out if they have any recommendations for electricians where the property is located. If you tell us the area the building is located in perhaps some of the NY LLs who post here will have some suggestions.
FYI it could be as simple as just swapping out the existing load centers to load centers with breakers or it could get much more complicated especially if the current sub panels are fed with just 3 wires & not 4 wires (2 - hots, 1 - neutral & 1 - ground). You could also be required to install GFCI / Arc fault breakers as well. These arc / GFCI breakers start about $40.00 - $50.00 and can go well over $100.00 each. --71.184.xxx.xx
change to breakers cost (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 7:39 PM
If you are selling why do you care? Sell as is. --165.166.xxx.xxx
change to breakers cost (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 4, 2021 12:33 PM
A lot depends on the buyer where sold a apartment building that had circuit breaker panel for the building while had fuse panels in the rental suites. Circuit breaker panels are safer where buyer wanted building without any pre conditions. If economic conditions were not so difficult would have upgraded to circuit breaker panels in rental suites where the rent control system was impossible to properly maintain rental buildings as the annual operating costs were increasing more then allowed annual rental increases where as result of high vacancies could not apply for a above guideline increase. The larger corporations kick out, renovate then double rent as they have resources. The building since ownership where installed a central fire panel, separations in hallways along with a fire wall be heating system and laundry room along changing sprinklers to down flow type. Every dollar spent where can double on sale price. --99.236.xxx.xxx
change to breakers cost (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Apr 4, 2021 5:36 PM
As a former home inspector, I saw this a lot. Around here, a typical charge to change out an entire breaker panel is around $1,000 to $1,200. --99.92.xxx.xxx
change to breakers cost (by Jim [OH]) Posted on: Apr 6, 2021 10:31 AM
You do this on a one time all one money basis and you'll get a price of ten to fifteen thousand. They'll be in and out of there in less than a week.
I would budget, as a contractor, four to five men with everything ordered and on site on the first start day. The tenants would receive a letter of weeklong power interruptions and be advised to ice their refrigerated items down in ice coolers.
I would make money too.
change to breakers cost (by Tony T [PA]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 2:03 PM
Bonanza, We care because insurance companies now refuse to insure a Federal Pacific or Zinsco box and now fuse boxes, FYI.
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