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Old 06-18-2012, 12:47 PM   #16
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That is horrid craftsmanship and that alone is a violation of at least one entity. The National Electrical Code.
I cannot stand hacks. People that take other peoples money and provide crap in return.
I would contact the GC first and see if he will have all these violations corrected. The next step would be the folks who provide his license. There is no excuse for this type of work and I understand how you must feel.
Go get these SOB's and get them good. They are at this very moment are doing this same disservice to another customer. Could be your neighbor, or relative they are taking advantage of.
Do not let them screw up one more house and make another home owner suffer like you have. Pull out every single piece of ammunition you have and shoot to kill. This must stop.

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Old 06-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #17
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That is horrid craftsmanship and that alone is a violation of at least one entity. The National Electrical Code.
I cannot stand hacks. People that take other peoples money and provide crap in return.
I would contact the GC first and see if he will have all these violations corrected. The next step would be the folks who provide his license. There is no excuse for this type of work and I understand how you must feel.
Go get these SOB's and get them good. They are at this very moment are doing this same disservice to another customer. Could be your neighbor, or relative they are taking advantage of.
Do not let them screw up one more house and make another home owner suffer like you have. Pull out every single piece of ammunition you have and shoot to kill. This must stop.
I like the way you think J.V.,
I went back up this morning to get a better look and take a few more pics and found a few more problems, will post pics in a little bit. He has been paid in full and it's maybe $30 in parts, its the principle now. Still now call back as of now, this is the company that did the work and when i read there website and see what they say about how they treat your house and what good electrical they do..I gotta laugh.

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I will demand this G.C. leave Larry, Moe and Curley home and bring in new electricians to do the repairs if not a electrician of my choice.

Keep up the replys guys...I like hearing others opinions.

Rgds, Mike

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Old 06-18-2012, 01:55 PM   #18
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Here are a few more pics. What does a little elbo cost that goes in the box? What maybe a buck? Ah heck just bend and break the metal flex to make it fit.

no insulation above the ceiling work they did..

He was just too busy to run the romex through the box and hook up the ground.

At least I know about this..how many other people have they done this unquality work for?

Not sure does code allow for romex run down a wall?

Rgds, Mike
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #19
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Couldnt you go to the Bette Business Bureau, and if all else fails take them to small claims court.
Seems like everyone agrees they did bad job...
Fix it and charge them for the repair cost for fixing their work in small claims.
Hey take it to the peoples court or judy judy ..and you can really get people to notice them
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:12 PM   #20
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Talked to the G.C. today and he is embarrassed and wants to have his electrician come back and fix his mistakes, I just don't know if I want the guy who did this to come back and get back in my attic.

he also agreed to me hiring another guy and sending him the bill. Both he and Moe..the foreman are coming over Wednesday to look at the hack job and then I will decide who is gonna fix.

Would you guys let the same guy in who did this un quality work go back up and fix it right or go with a third party?

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Old 06-18-2012, 04:24 PM   #21
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When that was done, it may have been late Friday afternoon or maybe the fitting was not on the truck. Whatever, I would look at the other electrical work.

It is not unusual for the inspector to only inspect from the floor. Still no excuse for hack work from the electrician or the inspector.

For the GC to agree to allow you to hire your choice of electricians shows the GC to be an upstanding guy.

The suggestion to hire another person to fix the problem w/o giving hte the original hack a chance to fix it won't work. If you do that, you are just teaching the OH (original hack) to slide by.
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I'd let him back in. Provided the gc is there to supervise. AND I get to listen in on the a$$ chewing he's likely to get from the gc.
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I'm betting that that contractor uses 'subs' and does not have his own crew----

I'd give him a chance to fix the deficiencies---but insist that you do not want to see Moe,Larry or Curly back on the job---

Evstar said it best---Mike---(if he blows his chance to do the work right--then go for his throat)

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