Re: Electric Service
First thing you have to do is find out what utility serves your camp. If it a First Energy company it will cost you big bucks if it is a Co-op it will save you a ton of money.
Costs for the Co-Op that am retired from are=
Overhead first 300' free then $10.50 per foot if their is cutting, $6.60 per foot with no cutting.
This includes poles, wire, anchors and the transformer. They must be able to get digger trucks to the pole locations. Measurement goes from the existing line to your meter.
Primary underground, $525 for the first 300' and $15.75 per foot thereafter. YOU dig the ditch, they supply wire (wire is already in conduit.
I would never go more that 300' from the transformer to the meter, even that is streching it. With any large load (heat, water heater, range)you will have voltage drop problems when you go over 200' IMO. Voltage drop problems (low voltage)burns up equipment.
Some utilities will give you a certian amount of "free footage" before they charge. With the limited usage in a camp it takes a lot of years for a payback so you can understand their thinking.
You can expect to pay a contractor about $4 to $5 per amp for the service. Service on the outside includes entrance, meter socket inside breaker box with 1 breaker and gfi recept.
!00 amp $400 or $500, 200 amp $800 to $1000.
There are a ton of things that change that price upward, conduit masts, height of buildings etc.
With the new codes requiring Arcfault breakers when you do the inside work it can get costly if you follow code. Arcfaults are $40 and up per breaker.
Electrical inspections start about $75 and go up.
Hope that helps
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