I live in an old unit (built in 1963) with not many powerpoints. I want to add 8 more powerpoints to various rooms. I have had two quotes so far. The first electrician said to do this work I would first need to get another circuit added because I currently only have one 10amp circuit, (all this means nothing to me) and quoted me a total of $2200 for installling the new circuit and the powerpoint installation. He mentioned something about the law requires a second circuit for more than 8 powerpoints..... etc etc. The second electrician didn't mention anything about needing a new circuit and quoted me $669 + GST to do the powerpoints.
Who is correct? Do I really need to spend the extra $1500 for a second circuit?
Are these fair prices?
Also I am considering getting a new electric oven which requires a hardwire. My current oven is gas. What is a fair price for an electrician to do this? The oven I estimate will be about 6 metres from the meter box. Hope you can help, thanks.