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lynn1109
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We are thinking about relocating to the USVI and would like any information on the Electrical rate there for Licensed and Non-Licensed Electricians.

Any info will be greatly appreciated.

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2009 9:48 pm
Exit Zero
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I have paid an electrician $80 an hour for an emergency - smoking sockets- ---~!! --- house visit.
And $45 hr. for contract construction.
And a Refrigeration guy $190 hour for a repair - which although it worked fine, but I felt overcharged - he did come in 1 day and on time though and diagnosed and fixed the problems. I don't regret it but might not call him again.

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Posted : July 14, 2009 10:12 pm
dntw8up
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https://www.vimovingcenter.com/employment/wages.php#b49-0000

Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Electricians
Median Hourly $17.61
Mean Hourly $17.64
Mean Annual $36,690

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Posted : July 14, 2009 10:52 pm
Michaelds9
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EZ Was it $190 per Hour?
Or was he there for an hour and provided parts and the total invoice was $190?
Did you try to help? 😀

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Posted : July 15, 2009 12:24 am
Exit Zero
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It was $190 an hour - 1 hour minimum - as I said , good diagnosis and fixed - plus parts $44 - saved buying a new frig and the moving and hassle involved and came on time as promised.
A bit of a surprise but no complaints - he knew what he was doing - NO way did I try and help or offer my useless opinion during the visit.

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Posted : July 15, 2009 2:17 am
DUN
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$190 seems high, but how much time was it really(phone call,travel,repair,invoicing & collecting)?
$44,my guess a timer,but the refrigeration A/C business is NOT what i do, so I`m probably wrong?
Sounds like the guy spent a total of 2hrs.,+ a $30 part/shipping.
If the fridge is nice,& only a few years old,i`d say it`s worth it(provided it works for another 5 years).
Was there a warranty on this unit?

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Posted : July 15, 2009 3:10 am
aschultz
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If he had the part with him then that's a good deal and it sounds like he was a pro.

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Posted : July 15, 2009 5:17 am
Betty
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Unless you start your own business or get your contractors license, you will be working for someone else and most likely starting out in the $17 to $20 and hour range. With the job market the way it is expect to be low balled from any employer right now.

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Posted : July 15, 2009 11:16 am
SkysTheLimit
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$190 is not bad if he fixed it and came on time. I had a fridge from Gallow's Bay that took the "repairmen" 5 trips to not be able to fix it. They tried billing me about $600 LOL

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Posted : July 15, 2009 11:26 am
DUN
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Sky, unfortunately,that sounds like the standard Island service/product expensive, high priced & poor quality/service.
Which is why it can be better to just replace it & forget calling these morons(unless you know a good,honest service provider here).

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Posted : July 15, 2009 11:51 pm
Betty
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In many cases with electrical I think the high price is worth it, as long as the are bonded and insured. Because if you have a fire, you know your home owners ins is going to be asking that question.

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Posted : July 16, 2009 12:13 am
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