BigAppleTiger LSU Fan New York City Member since Dec 2008 8157 posts
Cost to repair or replace a main breaker?Posted by BigAppleTiger on 2/6/13 at 4:54 pm
Anyone know the estimated cost to repair/replace a main breaker in the Marigny? Inspection report suggests breaker is loose and supported by a strap and it should be fixed or replaced. Any have any estimates? Sorry if vague.
It depends on the actual scope of the work. Simply changing out a single breaker shouldn't cost that much. But if you are upgrading, and doing any wiring work, then the cost will increase. I had to replace aluminimum wiring with copper when I upgraded the breaker box in my home and dropped in a 220v line about 12 years ago. It cost me $1,200, but it lowered my insurance costs by reducing the risk of electrical fire. Copper costs have skyrocketed since then, so I'd imagine any re-wiring would increase the costs significantly.