Electrical Schematic Drawing

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Old 11-24-16, 05:07 AM
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Electrical Schematic Drawing

How much should I look to spend to have a schematic drawn up? It is a pretty basic plan. Foot print is 25 x 40 but two floors. I sat with the guy for an hour and walked through the plan, so now he "just" has to draw it up. He will be getting back to me with a price but I have no idea what to expect or what is a fair price.
 
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I create a drawing for ever new home we wire. There is never a fee, it's included in the project.
I also include a 3D walk through like THIS
 
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I'm acting as a general contractor and subbing the work out. I'm four hours away and want to hand the electrician a schematic that has my plans clearly outlined. I can't hold his hand through the project. Also want to be able to hand to multiple contractors to get accurate quotes.
 
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Where at in PA?
I live in Irwin, east of Pittsburgh.
 
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If you're having an architect draw the house...... have him put the electric in the plans. That's the way it's supposed to be done.
 
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I drew the original plans up and the building is now constructed. My question is how much should it cost to haven electrical schematic drawn up?
 
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You either sit down with an electrician and have it drawn up or have an architect do it if you need to send it to different contractors. I can see $250-300 for this service.

I did a house recently where it was speced for X amount of receptacles per room. Wiring based on normal practice. Basically a design/build to code.
 
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You drew the plans, are they digital, like a CAD drawing .dxf?

If so it's easy for someone to add electric plans to the floor plans. I would say $300 would be fair.

Normally these plans are required upon submittal of project.
 
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Thanks for the replies to my question. Now I have an idea...
 
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Hot water on demand systems

Are there any recommendations on hot water on demand systems in terms of manufacturer?
 
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If you go tankless. I would recommend gas.

Rinnai is a common one I hear around, although none are sold in stores
 
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Thanks, I should have been more clear. It will be electric not gas. Application is hunting camp and recreation property. No more than 60 days a years will ever be spent in building. Do not need most efficient/cost effective, just looking for reliability. Needs to work when I need it.
 
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Most efficient / cost-effective would be a small maybe 20 or 30 gallon tank-style water heater with a "vacation" setting on the t-stat. A tankless is much more expensive and requires a heavy electrical service.

For a small cabin I wouldn't think that detailed electrical or lighting plans are needed. You can probably just tell your electrician to do a code-minimum wire and also give him a list of any extras or specials above code you need. For example, freezer receptacle in this corner, kegerator receptacle under the bar :-), etc. Also just give a list of switched ceiling light in center of this room, scones on this wall, 4 recessed cans in this area, etc. No need to spell any of this out in that much detail.
 
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