I have an electrical problem at my house. A couple of the bedrooms lost power.
Now my father was an electrician for many years and I’m not clueless when it comes to home wiring. I suspected I had a bad circuit breaker or 2. So by process of elimination i figured out which breaker was faulty.
Armed with this information I called an electrician to see if he could come out and replace it for me. The guy came out and found, just as i did, that i had a bad circuit breaker and it needed to be replaced.
He said that my panel was very old and he would have to call in to find the price of a replacement breaker. After calling in he told me that the breaker cost $85.00 and the entire job would come to $625.00 (!).
I haven’t replaced a breaker before but I watched the guy take out mine and it was literally a snap-on-snap-off type of deal (after disconnecting the wire).
My question is this: Does anyone know if this is a reasonable price for what looks to me like a 5 minute job? Part of me just wants to acquire the correct breaker and replace it myself.
I’m still going to call other electricans and compare bids but does anyone else out there have any useful information to provide?