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Originally Posted By: dfrend
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OK, I need an electricians help here. We are buying a HUD house and I just found out that an electric line out back is cut somhow, but not completely. Now, if it is from the mast out to the pole it is not our problem, the power company will handle. If it is the service drop between the mast and the meter it is our responsiblity and must be done in the next two weeks.


My question is easy. I need a rough estimate assuming it is just the 20 foot or so service line attached to the house with a cut in an easy eare to reach. No access issues or anything. Any help would be appreciated. Also, any electricians in the Baltimore area?????? ![icon_question.gif](upload://t2zemjDOQRADd4xSC3xOot86t0m.gif)


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Originally Posted By: jsavino
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Daniel


I believe, from the pole to the point of attachment is the responsibility of the power co. From the mast to the meter pan is your responsibility.


Hope it’s the other way around.


Sorry I can't help with an estimate.


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John Savino
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Originally Posted By: dfrend
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you are right. BGE tld me that. I just need to see how much they are gonna want to repair this before closing. And we only have 2 weeks icon_confused.gif



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Originally Posted By: jsavino
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They won’t replace the service, only do a repair? icon_eek.gif



John Savino


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St. James, NY


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Originally Posted By: aslimack
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Around here, its usually about $1200.00 or so to replace the service. This includes from after the connection to the house to and including the main service panel. I believe the breakdown here is in the $500 range for the cable attachment to the main service panel. I think the additional $700 is for the replacement of the main service panel. I’m sure these estimates vary greatly, depending on location of equipment, geographic location, etc. Hope that helps.


Adam


Originally Posted By: dvalley
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Adam is correct. The SE cable replacement (only) with no upgrades in Service Amps (in my area) is roughly $500.00.



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Originally Posted By: sspradling
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Daniel, I’m pretty sure it will vary by area, but in Port Charlotte, FL I worked several claims with the service line from the pole torn off and the mast broken. The range for electrical repairs was 675-800. This includes new service lines and mast. Hope this helps.


Stu


Originally Posted By: dfrend
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As it turns out, the power company is responsible for this line. Thanks all. icon_biggrin.gif



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