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Old 09-21-2012, 09:41 PM   #61
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Installing OTR microwave but no electrical outlet in upper cabinet

Originally Posted by PoleCat View Post
I DO appreciate the level of dedication that a master electrician has and when they are working an industrial or large scale commercial situation they are earning every cent they are getting. But I just can't get on board with putting the same rate on a hapless home owner for doing what amounts to semi skilled labor. I appologize back for feeling the way I do about that.
"Semi-skilled"??? Are you ****ing kidding me???

WHAT does the scope of the work have to do with it????
The codes are the same. The work is different but essentially the same.
WHY are you putting ind work on a pedestal and dismissing resi work as paltry?

What about those of us who are skilled on several levels? I can do industrial work and troubleshooting, as well as commercial/retail/non-resi, and also I am extrememly proficiant at all phases of resi work.
Am I an over priced hack only when I am doing resi work?

Your views on things are pretty warped.


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Right now I have the OTR microwave plugged into a wall socket and have been using it for a few days and none of the breakers have tripped. So why would it be a problem if I plug it into a wall socket in the kitchen.
I think you will find that electrical code does not allow
flexable cords to be used as a substitute for proper electrical cable !

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The OP has had the questions answered and it appears to be going off thread, now closed. Gary


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