Electrical Estimating Checklist: Important! Read Notes & Specifications First

As a part of estimating electrical checklist, it is important to start by reading notes & specifications. 

This blog explains the importance of reading notes and specifications on electrical blueprints before starting to estimate. 



Red Rhino has a Specification Check List form available for download. It is one of several electrical estimating checklists used.

Below is an example of an electrical estimating specification checklist regarding underground conduit. It explains which elbows are required.


Item D above shows: PVC Conduit may be used underground or below concrete slabs. It says “ Provide (PVC) coated rigid steel elbow for all elbows where PVC is used.”

There is a big price difference between PVC elbows and PVC coated rigid elbows. Missing this detail would cost a lot of money.


See video below for more information:



Reading the specs can save you from making costly mistakes.

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