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2018/02/12 23:13:43 (permalink)

Electric quote

 I am trying to build my trailer but as far as electrical and plumbing I am getting a pro .Here's his quote what do y'all think ? is it reasonable or too much ? So installation of a panel, receptacle for 30 amp hook up for generator. Circuits for hood, dedicated, 6 total, everything to be ran in emt.  for $950. he will be supplying all material. my trailer is a 5x12 .
 
Also is anybody here from MD Montgomery county pls ? 
 
 
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post edited by kofemi - 2018/02/12 23:31:52
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Re: Electric quote 2018/02/13 07:08:04 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby kofemi 2018/02/13 08:48:30
We used a guy from Cecil Co. He remembered what it was like starting a business. So he gave use a good deal and was excited about the challenge of food trailer. Your price sounds with in reason. Just make sure that they stand behind it if it fails inspection.
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Re: Electric quote 2018/02/13 08:56:25 (permalink)
Thank you 410John , I underestimated the expenses of this business ... I am in my mid30's with four young kids lawwwd know I am going crazy right now 
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Re: Electric quote 2018/02/13 09:38:50 (permalink)
My wife and I went way over budget. Should be worth it. We opened last Saturday and going to this Saturday and Sunday. What are you selling?
Good luck
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Re: Electric quote 2018/02/13 17:10:16 (permalink)
I am sure it's worth lol , I will be selling west African meals  still kinda working on my menu .
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Re: Electric quote 2018/02/14 07:00:33 (permalink)
Cool, good luck with everything!
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Re: Electric quote 2018/02/15 03:45:31 (permalink)
Hey Kofemi and 410John,
As someone who has been down this road, also in my thirties. Plus Nine (yes, 9 kiddos), and an unsuportive spouse. Its well worth the effort. We have been operating concessions since 2011, our first build was a BBQ Trailer in 2015. I are now I'm on a sandwich truck that has tested my sanity. But I know from experiance that several weeks of opperation and revenue make all the differance. So don't stress too much. $950 is ok but I would call you local electrical workers union and do some background checking on anyone giving you an offer
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Re: Electric quote 2018/02/15 03:59:42 (permalink)
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 I am trying to build my trailer but as far as electrical and plumbing I am getting a pro .Here's his quote what do y'all think ? is it reasonable or too much ? So installation of a panel, receptacle for 30 amp hook up for generator. Circuits for hood, dedicated, 6 total, everything to be ran in emt.  for $950. he will be supplying all material. my trailer is a 5x12 .
 
Also is anybody here from MD Montgomery county pls ? 
 
 
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Keep in mind, for every piece they supply you are paying mark up on it all. Unless your area requires a pro to do it all, it really isnt all that hard to do yourself. Basic knowledge and logic. The smaller debt you can start with, the sooner your are making actual money.
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Re: Electric quote 2018/02/15 10:31:44 (permalink)
950 All in? 
A- Is that a firm quote? or just a rough estimate?
B - Did you a get a drawing? - or do you at least know what you are getting and where it is going?
 
Armed with that knowledge, head to you nearest Home Depot or Menards.
Price it all out. Panel, breakers, emt, connectors, bends, fasteners, wire, main feed wire, genny connector box, outlets, outlet boxes, outlet covers, outlet box connectors. Anti short bushings.
I wouldn't be surprised if that is $500, ish.
 
Heck my genny outlet, genny cable and main feed line totaled more than 500.
Heck my INSPECTION was $700.
 
Is this a buddy? or friend of a friend?
Get a few more quotes. Ask a lot of questions.
KNOW the local laws.
Some places REQUIRE a licensed contractor to do it.
If you can, talk to the inspectors.
 
In my area, we only have 5 options for inspectors.
I talked to ALL of them.
I got different answers from every one.
I chose the inspector that was easy to work with, and understands that a truck is not a building.
 
I interviewed a few different electricians.
Same thing, all different answers.
Even the ones I thought I would use, would have done it wrong.
But all they care about is getting my money.
 
Make sure that you pay no more than a deposit up front.
And do not make final payment until the job is done and PASSED inspection.
The last thing you want is to fail inspection for something stupid like no anti-shorts and have to have your guy have to go back and spend 2 hours putting them in and charge you more for something HE missed.
 
Get a bigger panel than you need in case you want to add something later.
If you have not already done so, stand in your trailer for a while, with a roll of painters tape, visualize the fork flow.
Try to imagine where everything will be. ( I set up cardboard boxes too )
Try to make sure you are putting enough outlets where you want them.
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Re: Electric quote 2018/02/15 10:49:15 (permalink)
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Re: Electric quote 2018/02/15 10:58:56 (permalink)
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