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$$ to replace power points etc

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by dan2101, 17th Apr, 2016.

  1. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    Need to get a sparky out to my place to do a few things and was wondering what the rough price is to install power points, light switches and down lights is?

    In each instance the wires are already run and hanging out of the holes so purely instillation no cuttin/running wires required.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    Did another sparky run the wires?
     
  3. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I assume so when the house was built. Just replacing old ones.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Just an hourly rate... $77 an hour or so plus callout.
     
  5. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    About $40 to replace a power point from memory and $80 for down lights. I remember thinking it was expensive at the time.
     
  6. Nick Valsamis

    Nick Valsamis Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't clear who was supplying the items, but it will be cheaper if you buy the replacement items yourself and just pay the labour cost of the electrician.
     
  7. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers guys. Yep already purchased everything myself. Just going to do it myself looks pretty easy what could go wrong!
     
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  8. Nick Valsamis

    Nick Valsamis Well-Known Member

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    Sure until something does go wrong.
     
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    jim1964 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I said that too 20 odd years ago replacing switches, running back and forwarrds switching the old fashioned bakelight switch on and off,untill i got side tracked, confused and nearly electrocuted myself.
     
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    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    Are you a qualified electrician?
    Marg
     
  11. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

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    Nah I'm not but I've watched a few YouTube videos. It seriously doesn't look that hard. Im not running wires that's been done. Purely attaching the GPO's and down lights.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Ah! Just the important part.
     
  13. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

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    Haha Scott I don't see the problem? Surely other people have done it themselves?
     
  14. Nick Valsamis

    Nick Valsamis Well-Known Member

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    The important part is to make sure the power is off and then do the job correctly.
     
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    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep. But you can only ask the ones who are still alive. Why take the risk of killing yourself or someone else? Oh... It is illegal as well.
     
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  16. Hanison

    Hanison Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a lot of "qualified" electricians that can't even get the basics right on a regular basis.

    Disclaimer: A lot is not an exaggeration. We have 100's of photo evidence as living proof.
     
  17. Magnet

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    Hi Dan,
    If you decide you need a sparky around the 2101 post code we have a great one who is reasonably priced. Won't use anyone else now. Have also found a great plumber after going through a number of ordinary ridiculous priced ones. We will stick with these guys now. Happy to hand over our hard earned cash to the honest and reasonably priced trades.
     
  18. Mumbai

    Mumbai Well-Known Member

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    Dan, you seem to pretty SWITCHed on and taking us LIGHTly. You can certainly POWER through the tasks. You may be SHOCKed to hear this, but, I don't think CURRENTly you have the experience.
     
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  19. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    This forum is a great outlet for puns... if I am allowed to point that out
     
  20. Mumbai

    Mumbai Well-Known Member

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    Na. Let's go somewhere else. No spark left in here. Too much resistance.
     
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