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I would like to install a duplex Outlet behind a wall

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Hello, I would like to install a duplex Outlet behind a wall mounted TV set. There is already an outlet about 4 ft below where the TV is, and it will be a straight run between that outlet and the one I am having installed which will be concealed by the TV set. I am tired of the wires being exposed and hanging down the wall. I know the walls are Hollow with no insulation so it should be a straightforward job. What roughly will be the cost of The job including the Wire, the duplex box, the outlet, and the labor to install. I live in New Jersey.
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1) I would budget approximately $250 for the project. Most electricians will charge you 1 hour of labor for the service call. Hourly labor rate is somewhat high in Jersey, probably around $100 per hour. Will probably take another hour or so to complete the project. And the other $50 for materials or miscellaneous labor time.

2) If you can obtain a firm bid price rather than a service call, the price may be a little less.

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
Thank you for your reply. That is more or less what I was figuring, but does your estimate include patching repairs to the sheetrock if they need to make holes?

1) Depends upon the quantity of holes required. Should be minimal holes to fish the cable. Possibly an additional $50 to cover drywall patching.

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
Thanks much.

No problem, glad to assist.

Thank you for the positive service rating............much appreciated!

If you have any other questions, just let me know.

Take care and have a great day............Thanks again............Kevin:)

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