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Let me see those devil horns in the sky

Kill Devil Hills, NC
reply to Draiman

Re: Garage addition

Some of the upgrades I wanted was 2"x6" construction over 2"x4". I changed a window on the back to a door with a small deck. I added the tornado strapping on the front since it was cheap. The quote didn't include asphalt, garage door openers, painting, certified plot plan, or door hardware so I added that in. I fired the contractors electrician who was overpriced. He wanted to scale the electrical plan back from what I wanted for the $3,000. I called my normal licensed/insured electrician in to quote the job. He'll do it as designed plus change it from (2) 20 amp circuits to a 60 amp subpanel plus (3) 20 amp circuits plus add in 2 extra gfci outlets and 4 extra lights for $300 less so $2,700. I also added in the framing on the second floor so it's easy for me to insulate and drywall next year. The wife added the octagon window in the back corner too. I wanted to get this done for like $45,000 but the best I can do is $59,000 right now.