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cost of installing a new circuit

I am looking to move our chest freezer down to our basement. There are only two outlets in the basement, and they are being used. I would also like to have a couplw of new outlets installed and I am thinking that a new circuit may need to be run to add more outlets. Perhaps I am wrong, but if I am right, could someone give me a very rough estimate of what the cost would be of having an electrician come in and do this? Thanks!

Re: cost of installing a new circuit

Cbernard, if the main panel is located within 20 feet of where you would like the two additional duplex receptacles you're looking at a GFCI receptacle feeding the second standard receptacle.
Material cost would be:
Permit about $60
Wire and boxes about $10
GFCI receptacle and cover about $20
Standard receptacle and cover about $3
20A single pole circuit breaker about $8
3 hours labor & travel, anywhere from $60 to $90/hr
This assumes romex may be run on the surface.

Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
Maurice Turgeon, http://thesemi-retiredelectrician.com

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