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Old 09-16-2009, 09:32 PM   #16
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Ditto the after comments...still wrong if he left the romex coming out of the wall.

Is the switch on the wall part of the TV power circuit?

If you want exact code violation references, lets see the "after" pictures of everything, including the receptacle wiring.

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Old 09-16-2009, 10:49 PM   #17
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Well, damn. I guess my only option is to ask another electrician about it, but I've pretty much lost faith in the whole process. For this last guy, I checked license, insurance, asked him about experience, read reviews, etc and it didn't get me anywhere. I don't know anyone in the area to recommend someone, and even if I did, who knows - it could be someone just like these guys who are doing the same kind of work and the customer has no idea. How would they? It's not like I'd have anything to go on if I wasn't anal enough to go take pictures and post them on a forum...

Here are a couple of my other options. What do you guys think? I pretty much feel like I'm throwing darts here, since this is my first house and I just moved to the area this week -

http://www.bates-electric.com/
http://www.brdaelectric.com
http://www.grasserelectric.com/
http://www.rrelectricalco.com/
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:02 PM   #18
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Instead of having a Romex cable for AC power come out of the wall and have a plug attached to the end, you can have it stay inside the wall and the end enters an outlet box equipped with a "male receptacle", sometimes called an "inlet". Now you can plug an extension cord onto that male receptacle and the other end of the extension cord into a battery back up unit (or power strip), and plug the battery backup unit's own cord into a nearby standard receptacle.

Speaker wire inside the wall must be in-wall rated. I have seen Romex used for this and come right out of the wall to reach the speakers, although it doesn't look as good as Monster cable attached to binding post plates on the wall with the Romex hidden inside.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:25 AM   #19
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I think in the grand scheme of things this is a very small issue
The electrician probably did not think it worth it to charge you to fix something that works
So maybe he thought he was doing you a favor

Is the cabinet where all of this is connected a permanent installation now?
Is it physically attached to the wall?
IE if you move the cabinet stays?
My worry would be on selling the house & a home inspector finds it or homeowner
If they think its a hack job they may look for a permit
No permit then all wiring in the house comes into question
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You got screwed twice.

Call the registar of contractors and let them kick this guys ass.

ServiceMagic is a terrible resource.
I second that! Go quozzy.com!

They use to screw by brother and cousin all the time.

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