Don't be so harsh on all of us..I do not know what your contract reads but I would guess you need to re-examine your contract wording..it should include the amount Home owner can do..how many trips are involved before you charge extra for service calls..stuff like that..If you are having Home owner do work on his electrical you make sure it is clearly stated so you are not held responsible for the work..ryandumas28 said::-? To the response he said install plugs big red flag
Yes I should have said Receptacles but I was typing all of it in on my pda phone so I was in a hurry. I am a Electrical Contractor the name of my company is New Level Electric look it up in New Orleans it will show my name as Ryan Dumas Owner.This is not a side job I do this for a living I am an Electrical Contractor. He had someone else install the AC disc because he said the ac man wanted to check somethings. But like I said there is no power there and there will not be untill the final inspection which I can call for when everthing is installed. So it's not like he can check anything with the disc installed still no power. I would like an apology but I don't expect one. Maybe someone could have asked me to explain first before jumping to conclusions. I just read all the posts again. You guys really are quick to judge so you can if you like even go to my myspace page and see pictures of other work I have done plus my company logo and see I am an Electrician.
Really it was very childish of everyone who said I was not an Electrician that I was a homeowner.
I have been reading this forum for almost 2 years now it is a great forum with lots of information with a lot of great people with some that just jump to a conclusion a simple message to me to explain would have been the right thing to do. Thanks to everyone who read my post and responded
Just deduct your install cost for the disco from your bill/original estimate (your cost for installing while on the job, not a completely separate visit). Make a detailed note what the deduction was for. Don't even pay for part of it as you want no responsibility for someone else's work. I would certainly make the inspector aware of what work was mine and what was someone else's.cschmid said:...have him sign a waiver relieving you of any responsibility associated with the disconnect..You also call the inspector and tell him as well because there needs to be a permit for the install and it is not yours...
If the homeowner does any work, it costs more not less, because you have to spend time, checking or re doing all the work he did.ryandumas28 said:The homeowner wanted to save money on the electrical so he asked me if he installed the lights if I would charge him less I said yes because I am slow right now.
Don't be so sensitive. We are construction type tough guys......right?Really it was very childish of everyone who said I was not an Electrician that I was a homeowner.
Absolutely, #6 sounds overkill and the breaker as well. What does the name plate say?ryandumas28 said:He ran 6 gauge in 1" conduit with a 60 amp disc here is the best part he installed a 30amp disc with 6 gauge wire with a 60amp breaker.