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Mark Harvey 09-16-2013 07:45 PM

trade limitations
 
What can a "handyman" do as far as plumbing and/or electrical ... and when should a licensed pro become involved?

DannyT 09-16-2013 09:04 PM

a handyman should not be doing any work that you need a license to perform.

joecaption 09-16-2013 09:10 PM

Really depends on your location.
A trip to the building dept. is in order to ask them.
Not going to matter what anyone says on an internet forum, there the ones that can fine you.

Doc Holliday 09-27-2013 10:41 PM

joecaption must consider himself a handyman... :)

not a dang thing without a license unless of course the back woods of Kentucky have no licenses... :)

ToolSeeker 09-28-2013 06:19 AM

Well from the backwoods of Fla. there are several things that can be done by a handyman without being ripped off by God almighty just because he has a paper that says he can.

beenthere 09-28-2013 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Harvey (Post 1242575)
What can a "handyman" do as far as plumbing and/or electrical ... and when should a licensed pro become involved?

Best to check with your local authorities.

Mark Harvey 09-28-2013 11:22 AM

Handyman can/can't do
 
To be a little more specific, can a handyman run the wires in a house or other building fron the outlet boxes to the breaker panel but not do the actual connetcion? Or, Replace/repair a water line so long as it doesn't change the initial plumbing integrety. Or, add a pex line for a basement development. I understand drains and vents may be another issue but it's the basic jobs I am curious about.

rusty baker 09-28-2013 11:32 AM

In many places a handyman can do all that. Here, a handyman can do anything out in the county. We have no codes or zoning outside the city limits.

beenthere 09-28-2013 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark Harvey (Post 1247327)
To be a little more specific, can a handyman run the wires in a house or other building fron the outlet boxes to the breaker panel but not do the actual connetcion? Or, Replace/repair a water line so long as it doesn't change the initial plumbing integrety. Or, add a pex line for a basement development. I understand drains and vents may be another issue but it's the basic jobs I am curious about.

Only your local authority can answer those questions correctly. Don't rely on a forum such as ours to know your local codes. or you could end up paying large fines. And for someone else to come out and redo what you did.


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