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Old 01-29-2014, 06:35 AM   #11
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WOW... A simple electrical regound requires a permit in my area. As a consumer who's not familiar with the scope work being done I would love a permit. I would want that third party and my tax dollars working for me to help ensure the job is done right. I will be the one paying for the permit anyways.



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Old 01-29-2014, 06:58 AM   #12
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I had an estimate recently to tap gas meter and run 10' of black iron 1/2" through a block wall into adjacent family room to serve a new 25,000 btu ventfree heater.

$1008 was the estimate. (with permits)

Is this reasonable?

Gone are the days of free estimates.
I didn't want to commit until I got a better idea of cost, so I paid them $49 for the estimate. They said they would take off the price if I use them.

This $1008 sounded a bit high to me.

any opinions from the other pros???
Although the unit is vent free and probably equipped with a oxygen depletion sensor it still produces carbon monoxide. I would install a carbon monoxide detector incase the oxygen depletion sensor fails.


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Although the unit is vent free and probably equipped with a oxygen depletion sensor it still produces carbon monoxide. I would install a carbon monoxide detector incase the oxygen depletion sensor fails.
I agree, those things scare me. On the other hand, I've always wondered why a gas appliance such as a water heater requires a flue, while a gas range, clearly capable of burning a lot more gas, doesn't...
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:40 PM   #14
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thank you all for your input. Much appreciated.

so far I have acquired 2 estimates. $1008 and $941.
I am awaiting another.
Meantime my father recently spoke to a plumber "friend" of his.
He told my dad that 10' or iron with 2-3 90's and a shutoff valve, through a block wall with no unforeseen problems shouldn't run more than $300-$400.

of course he works alone so his overhead is minimal AND he is licensed and insured.
Obviously I am waiting for him to make it down to my neck of the woods for an estimate.

my instincts were telling me that $1000 was a bit much for 10' of iron.
but I digress.
Thank you again to all those who responded

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