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    The cities only require contractor licensing. The...

    The cities only require contractor licensing. The employees of a contractor have no licensing requirements, thus anyone can call himself an electrician. I've worked in Chicago, all over Cook county,...
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    WoW, I guess I missed that one. Who knows how...

    WoW,
    I guess I missed that one. Who knows how its done over there. The IBC makes statements about locating smokes in houses, possibly it covers commercial also?

    RW
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    This is a place of assembly, it's not your decision to make.

    Sports Stadium??

    Don't even begin to guess on your own. The AHJ should have marked on the print where every smoke and emergency light will go.
    If the AHJ has not then somethings missing. You may...
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    The state of Illinois has no licensing...

    The state of Illinois has no licensing requirements for electricians, anyone can call themselves an electrician. Several states do not license electricians. In order to pull permits in Illinois you...
  5. Thread: rate work

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    Something is missing in your numbers. I think you...

    Something is missing in your numbers. I think you didn't account for your tax deductions when listing your take home. However I looked it up and you should be seeing on your gross pay before taxes...
  6. Thread: rate work

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    Before even bidding the job the EC must look up...

    Before even bidding the job the EC must look up the rates for your state, county or city. For the exact rate of the region worked.
    You can look this up yourself.

    Start here:...
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    There can be enough difference in wages between...

    There can be enough difference in wages between states that many times traveling contractors have an unfair advantage. Thus the need for the prevailing wage laws. Too bad those rules cannot be...
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    I've been doing that lately, mostly for those...

    I've been doing that lately, mostly for those pesky credit card, and life insurance offers. If it's a company I really am sick of their junk mail I take those little weight stick on's that come with...
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    Last summer my son went ahead and got certified....

    Last summer my son went ahead and got certified. We have yet to register the company. (Shows how much we really care.) It seems that very few people really care. However the state I live in WA. does...
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    I looked up the Florida statute for you. ...

    I looked up the Florida statute for you.

    REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS Chapter 489

    489.522 Qualifying agents; responsibilities.—
    (1)(a) A qualifying agent is a primary qualifying...
  11. Almost all AHJs do, check it out. They all take a...

    Almost all AHJs do, check it out. They all take a copy of the IRC and IBC adopt it then make amendments to it to suit their viewpoints. Why would any city or county want to build their own from...
  12. If there is gas, or if the garage is attached...

    If there is gas, or if the garage is attached then the common area detectors need to be the combination CO2/ionization type. And they must be hard wired.

    I live in an area that is largely electric...
  13. If they use the national building code (everybody...

    If they use the national building code (everybody does), it requires:
    On any project requiring a permit, the smoke detector system will be upgraded to todays standards.

    Todays standards, IBC: A...
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    Compliance Depot

    Any one have dealings with, Compliance Depot? www.compliancedepot.com

    A few months ago I did an emergency repair for an apartment complex that uses a company called Guardian Management LLC. Now...
  15. Thread: Quickbooks

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    I don't think you need that service to email from...

    I don't think you need that service to email from QB.

    I use QuickBooks 2011.

    I use the email feature every day. However it just inputs the invoice, etc. into my MS Outlook as a PDF attachment,...
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    I agree with Kenny here. (Only that I chose...

    I agree with Kenny here. (Only that I chose www.turbobid.net) I would recommend your researching both these products by making contact with the people Kenny mentioned. Then consider your business...
  17. I get the impression that none of the posters...

    I get the impression that none of the posters here have heard of the minor label permit.
    In Washington state the permits (a sticker) is $12.40 each. Two can be used at the same job address within a...
  18. In Washington state they hold the contractor...

    In Washington state they hold the contractor responsible. It doesn't matter at all what the home owner wants its not up to him, if the contractor fails to get a permit the penalties are on the...
  19. Thread: Faxing

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    We've used Ring Central for years now and like...

    We've used Ring Central for years now and like it. For $9 per month you have internet fax service. When a fax comes in it gets sent to you as an email PDF file. We send out faxes easily using the...
  20. Don't fall into the trap of thinking you have to...

    Don't fall into the trap of thinking you have to charge low prices to get your foot in the door. All you would generate is cheap customers that will drop you as soon as you up your prices. You should...
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    There is no way it's UL approved. Its probably a...

    There is no way it's UL approved. Its probably a counterfeit sticker. You could check with UL to be sure. If there is one it still could have been fraudulently obtained by the manufacturer.

    Look...
  22. Just a note for your reference. I did an 85 year...

    Just a note for your reference. I did an 85 year old house last summer. Complete, all electrical replaced. Gas heat, gas water heat, electric range. Single level two bedroom house with an additional...
  23. I given out many "fair guesstimates" and have...

    I given out many "fair guesstimates" and have come to realize that it doesn't matter what its called, "ballpark", or whatever, its always is a BID to the homeowner.
    I repeat ALWAYS a bid! They will...
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    Anybody do work for; Facility Solutions Group

    Facility Solutions Group
    2525 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 400
    Dallas, Texas 75229


    I'm considering doing work for them at chain stores nearby. Just not sure if I really want to, and wondering how...
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    Kitchens are the one room that a per opening...

    Kitchens are the one room that a per opening price would be hard to do. It's best to figure how long it should take, plus materials and give a total price. It seems that no matter what happens we...
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