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What is a decent price to install a designated GFI outlet

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What is a decent price to install a designated GFI outlet for a power vented water heater. Unit in basement and has a few existing junctions within 20 feet. This will require a permit by a licensed electrician if we are tapping into existing?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

Welcome. My name is ***** ***** would be glad to assist.

There are a number of factors which dictate the costs.

1. Distance to acquire the power, the shorter the best of course

2. Does the GFCI need to be a dedicated circuit?

3. Can the GFCI be wired with cable or does it need to be in conduit?

The water heater manual will have all the information on the load needed and the circuit requirement

Either way, whether a new circuit or the extension of an existing circuit requires a permit in most locals.

Ballpark could be determined from the information


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
20' to a junction box. Doesnt nee a designated circuit. Regular reg romex is fine. . We are in NJ if that helps. An rough/approx price is what i am looking for.
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

Ok, thanks.

I they are able to get the power from the location 20 ft away and run cable, then ballpark should run $130-$170.

The reason it is a wide range, is because the location from the contractor can add to the service call and increase the pricing especially in areas of higher traffic or longer distance etc.

Hope that helps out to set the budget,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

You are most welcome, glad to assist.


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