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Ballpark cost sq. ft. for electrical and plumbing  

 

Guybrush
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August 5, 2019 1:50 pm  

Looking for a ballpark figure for cost per square foot to put in electrical and plumbing on a new masonry residential construction project on STT. Not the fixtures, just rough-in. Any insight is appreciated.


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stjohnjulie
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August 6, 2019 5:45 am  

That is so hard to say.  I've seen bids come in that are nearly the same for a 2500sqft home and a 5000sqft home.  It depends on a lot of things.  $60k plumbing $140k electrical.  Then change orders can add to that.  That is on St. John.  The higer end and more technical you go will make a big difference.  (as is the case with these two homes)


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stxdreaming
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August 6, 2019 11:17 am  

Surly at those prices it would be cheaper to bring in your own crew to do the work from the mainland?


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stjohnjulie
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August 7, 2019 4:32 am  

If you want to get your CO, and permanent power, you will need to have a USVI  licensed electrician for inspections.  Same goes for a plumber.  I should have noted that the homes I mentioned were both multi million dollar homes.  You can get things done for less no doubt.  I guess my point is that it's almost impossible to ballpark these trades based on square footage.  


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