I know what you mean, i have sometimes shorted myself. I have found that the pricing depends on the log style, how the logs were installed and if the contractor knows any of the shortcuts to make it easier for the electrician. If they dont know then i point them out to them to save everyone a headache down the road. Some contractors and homeowners dont realize that the electrician basically has to baby sit the house so they dont get screwed during construction. A good contractor will know where to drill the holes for you and the proper size as they go. One contractor i worked with even routered out my boxes for me when i showed him the layout :thumbsup:.Geez, you work log homes cheap. I wouldn't flat rate it for less that 4x new construction prices, and that's the low end of the scale.
You might want to try an angle drill with a short bit and several short extensions so you can try to drill from the bottom up so you can install the recepticles. I would seriously consider pulling the door to wire in the switches, just nail guard the wires so you dont damage them during the re-installation of the door. My question is do you have beams and V-joint for your first story ceiling/second story floor? If you do then how are you going to wire that for any ceiling lights/fan? Do you have any access or are you going with wall sconces? It sounds to me you may be getting in over your head though. Wiring a house like this can be a real nightmare if you dont know what your up against. This is why we charge so much for these homes. Like 480 mentioned i work cheap and i still charge at least double for this work and most often by the hour due to unforeseen problems.Thanks guys for your input, this house is in Co. it has a full basement, all walls are in place. I have been looking into this and I think from what I am reading that having a full basement is going to be a big help. Code wise can you put the outlets in the base board? What will be the best way to install the light switch ? any web sight on this will help. Thanks again for your input .