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Old 02-12-2020, 09:19 AM
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Used Mr. Sparky to run electric line to my new jacuzzi tub in guest bath. Worked a little over 4 hours and charged $1388.00. Works out to about $350 per hour. Enough said !!!!
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:39 AM
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Make sure they pulled a permit and the work passed inspection. We had a general contractor, Wildwood Kitchen and Bath, sub some work to an electrician who came in, and did not pull a permit. We brought this to the attention of building code inspector here in Sumter County. After they made him pull the permit, after the fact, it failed inspection.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:45 AM
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It seems like the type of project where you would have asked for a price in advance, and compared it to other competitive quotes.
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:56 PM
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Seems high, I had the exact same work done, diagonal across the entire house, new breaker (GFCI 240 v 50 A), 150 feet of wire, disconnect, etc. it was about $500 as I recall. NOW a second word of caution, I also relied on the hot tub supplier to handle ALL of the permits, etc. THEY DID NOT. There were 2 permits required, the SPA/hot tub permit and the electrical permit. We found out 18 months later when we added the birdcage and the spa had to be moved, the permits were never pulled!!!!
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Mr. Sparky is a franchise--the electrician has to pay a hefty fee to Mr. Sparky --look up what it costs for a Mr. Sparky franchise--always get an estimate
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I used them years ago in my business to run a new line for my server....$2400. Took just a couple of hours.

I didn’t get an estimate because I had to quickly install server.

Lesson learned....never Mr. Sparky again.
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Used Mr. Sparky to run electric line to my new jacuzzi tub in guest bath. Worked a little over 4 hours and charged $1388.00. Works out to about $350 per hour. Enough said !!!!
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I used them years ago in my business to run a new line for my server....$2400. Took just a couple of hours.

I didn’t get an estimate because I had to quickly install server.

Lesson learned....never Mr. Sparky again.

That's simply insane!


Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 02-22-2020, 09:44 AM
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What were the labor charges ? what were the parts charges?
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Used Mr. Sparky to run electric line to my new jacuzzi tub in guest bath. Worked a little over 4 hours and charged $1388.00. Works out to about $350 per hour. Enough said !!!!
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