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BigAppleTiger
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New York City
Member since Dec 2008
6108 posts

Cost to repair or replace a main breaker?


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.






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I Love Bama
Alabama Fan
Alabama
Member since Nov 2007
31944 posts

re: Cost to repair or replace a main breaker?


doing the same right now...$800 - $1k





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BigAppleTiger
LSU Fan
New York City
Member since Dec 2008
6108 posts

re: Cost to repair or replace a main breaker?


This is a lot more than quoted on the OT.

Here's a little more info from the OT thread. Could you tell me why the estimates differ so much? TIA.

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Kajungee
LSU Fan
South ,Section 6 Row N
Member since Mar 2004
15419 posts

re: Cost to repair or replace a main breaker?


Need to know the brand of panel/breaker.

Some breakers are obsolete and may require changing the whole panel. If available the breaker cost alone could range from $25 to a few hundred.

If there is no disconnect ahead of said breaker permits will be required.. add a few hundred for that.

Not to mention if permitted other items may need to be brought up to code.






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Tigah in the ATL
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Atlanta
Member since Feb 2005
23858 posts

re: Cost to repair or replace a main breaker?


That sounds like some old thing that could really be a killer.

But any electrician should give you a free estimate.






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Poodlebrain
LSU Fan
Way Right of Rex
Member since Jan 2004
14967 posts

re: Cost to repair or replace a main breaker?


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.





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