HB wrote:Back to your original question, electricians around here charge a whopping $125/hour. If you want to run a dedicated line, the question of cost would be gated by how much time it takes to snake the wires from the service panel to your kitchen. If you're lucky and the run is straightforward, it could be as little as a couple hours, but I would budget for 4 hours labor plus parts.
By happenstance, in today's mail I received a letter from the office of a very competent electrician in my town, describing all the services they have to offer I might have overlooked, including such things as replacing my smoke detectors and inspecting the electrical panels in my house. This electrician's shop was so busy 3 years ago that if you had wanted them to come out to do a job in your house, it would have been necessary to schedule an appointment 3 weeks in advance, assuming they were sufficiently interested to take your job on. Now, they are pleading for work, such as replacing (still functioning) smoke detectors and inspecting (functional) electrical panels.
I think this says something about capacity utilization in this line of work, during our recession.
If Captain Kirk (William Shatner) of the Starship Priceline was taking bids on electrical jobs, I think you could have a successful bid at $25/hour, maybe less.