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    #16
    And we wonder why our bids are too high by following the specs..
    Looks like you need to follow the directions given; are you paying your men the proper wage/ benefits per the rules?

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      #17
      Originally posted by sameguy View Post
      And we wonder why our bids are too high by following the specs..
      Looks like you need to follow the directions given; are you paying your men the proper wage/ benefits per the rules?
      Give them two bids, one that clearly states it is per the specs and one that clearly states is per different specs, if approved. Owners may or may not know they have options, some may want to follow designers recommendations regardless.
      I live for today, I'm just a day behind.

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        #18
        You might want to consider crediting the hospital with 100% of the savings you hoped to profit by substituting EMT for rigid. You have already incurred the cost of installing the EMT. Actually, you would be money ahead to credit them the savings and 50% of the cost to replace it.

        Did you pull the conductors yet?

        Is this your 1st spec job?

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          #19
          Hi,
          Thanks to you all for your replies.

          Kindly note the following:
          0-The project is not in the United States, it is in Saudi Arabia, and we are trying to strictly follow the NEC code, as the project specs is actually a general electrical specs and very old.

          1-The project electrical specs is turned ON or OFF as per the consultant mode! (which means, sometimes he asks to apply the NEC, and sometimes he asks to apply the project specs!)

          2-We already did more than what is required in the project specs in other sections in general, because our goal is to meet the NEC 2017 and its latest updates.

          3-My Question was not about following the project specs, my question was about replacing the EMT with RMC ( i.e. why I should replace? ), and when I asked the consultant for the reason he said " it is in the project specs".

          4-To be more specific, if you where the person who is writing the project electrical code, would you require RMC to be installed in all the exposed locations? and if yes, then why? what is the NEC article no.? (and that is my core question, and sorry, I should have made that clear in the first place).

          5-We did not pull the conductors yet.

          Regards,
          Ammar M. I.

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            #20
            There likely is no NEC reason that EMT isn't acceptable.

            Specifications said to use RMC, one must ask the designer why they chose that when other items are likely code compliant.

            Then you said those specifications get turned off and on - sounds like a mess to me, what purpose do specifications serve if they get turned off and on like that?
            I live for today, I'm just a day behind.

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              #21
              0-3= Who is in charge? Then ask them.
              4 = Who cares what we do in the U.S.A, the spec. being old doesn't make it wrong and you already had it. Is this oilfield related?
              5= Good no wire pulled.

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                #22
                3-My Question was not about following the project specs, my question was about replacing the EMT with RMC ( i.e. why I should replace? ), and when I asked the consultant for the reason he said " it is in the project specs".
                There's your answer! They are paying you, that's what they want. Doesn't matter what the NEC says as long as it's better than what it requires. Which RGS is.

                -Hal

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