The electrician came by yesterday to break the hot tub off on to its own circuit. He said the job looked easy. It is a 50 foot run from the load center to where the hot tub is located. The attic is large with s straight shot from the load center to the wall where the disconnect will go. He said it would take less than 3 hours in total, not counting time for inspections. I figured it would be near $500.
The quote came in. Holy cow.
They quoted $900 in labor, $600 in parts, and another $150 for a permit. 900 in labor for an “easy” job? I spoke with another electrician who said that no permit is needed to wire in an existing hot tub, only for new installations.
I priced out the parts at home depot:
45 amp breaker: $16.49
60 amp non fuse disconnect: $19.23
60 feet 6/3 romex: $130
40 amp gfi breaker: 12.67
conduit and fittings for the non-attic portion should be around $40.
So, total for parts is less than $250.
This quote looks heavily padded.
I will be getting more quotes.