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HARRY304E 08-16-2013 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by HackWork (Post 1078960)
This town's building department gave a 4 hour window and said the inspector won't call before coming to my job (which is all too common). I could have tried to charge the customer $600 extra to sit there and wait for 4 hours, but I doubt they would have paid it.

There would have been absolutely no benefit for me to be there in this situation.


Here is the issue,permits and inspections should be figured into your formula to come up with your grand total spread out over the year.

Your electrical inspector called you out in front of your client,,putting fear and doubt into his or her mind about your ability to perform electrical work,even if the client said nothing it's in their mind now for good,if they write up a review about your business on any of the sites such as service magic and they say you failed your inspection,,others could read that and it will scare them off.

On the other hand going to your inspections allows you to control it and keep the client out of the loop,in many cases the inspector will just tell you out of earshot to fix something such as popping in a few KO'S .

I find it very unprofessional for an inspector to tell the client that you failed without first calling you to tell you so.

This why I go to everyone of them.

SVT CAMR 08-16-2013 07:50 PM

A resi guy! I thought you were a commercial sparky.

As far as your inspection goes. I bet he did not even open the panel cover and look for real issues. The guy is a flake. Like B4T said a ph call would have worked. What a waste of time. I would not pull permits either. :censored:um

Chris1971 08-16-2013 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by SVT CAMR (Post 1078989)
A resi guy! I thought you were a commercial sparky.

As far as your inspection goes. I bet he did not even open the panel cover and look for real issues. The guy is a flake. Like B4T said a ph call would have worked. What a waste of time. I would not pull permits either. :censored:um

The OP failed because of a code violation. Learn from your mistakes and move on.

electricmanscott 08-16-2013 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris1971 (Post 1078992)
The OP failed because of a code violation. Learn from your mistakes and move on.

Much easier, and more fun, to blame everyone else. :laughing:

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Originally Posted by HackWork (Post 1078960)
This town's building department gave a 4 hour window and said the inspector won't call before coming to my job (which is all too common). I could have tried to charge the customer $600 extra to sit there and wait for 4 hours, but I doubt they would have paid it.

There would have been absolutely no benefit for me to be there in this situation.

Sure there would have been. You could have explained why the connectors were there and this whole thing avoided.

HackWork 08-16-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by HARRY304E (Post 1078985)
Here is the issue,permits and inspections should be figured into your formula to come up with your grand total spread out over the year.

Your electrical inspector called you out in front of your client,,putting fear and doubt into his or her mind about your ability to perform electrical work,even if the client said nothing it's in their mind now for good,if they write up a review about your business on any of the sites such as service magic and they say you failed your inspection,,others could read that and it will scare them off.

On the other hand going to your inspections allows you to control it and keep the client out of the loop,in many cases the inspector will just tell you out of earshot to fix something such as popping in a few KO'S .

I find it very unprofessional for an inspector to tell the client that you failed without first calling you to tell you so.

This why I go to everyone of them.

That's fine, you could do it your way. If you read what I said earlier, the homeowner was completely on my side in this instance and doesn't doubt my ability.

I have another service change in Woodbridge Township in which the inspector gives a 7 hour window and won't call, Should I sit there all day waiting for that inspector too? :laughing:

HackWork 08-16-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by SVT CAMR (Post 1078989)
A resi guy! I thought you were a commercial sparky.

I was when in the union, not now.

HackWork 08-16-2013 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by electricmanscott (Post 1078997)
Sure there would have been. You could have explained why the connectors were there and this whole thing avoided.

What "whole thing" would have been avoided? You haven't pointed out any negative.


If I fixed it on the spot and didn't fail, we would have never had this great thread :thumbup:

electricmanscott 08-16-2013 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by HackWork (Post 1079010)
What "whole thing" would have been avoided? You haven't pointed out any negative.


If I fixed it on the spot and didn't fail, we would have never had this great thread :thumbup:

But you'd still have your perfect record. Now there is only one electrician in the universe that can make that claim.

HackWork 08-16-2013 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by electricmanscott (Post 1079012)
But you'd still have your perfect record. Now there is only one electrician in the universe that can make that claim.

I don't think there is any record. It's like that permanent record they tell you about in high school, the one that will follow you around for the rest of your life, but when you're older you find out that it's all bullsh1t! :laughing:

Chris1971 08-16-2013 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by electricmanscott (Post 1079012)
But you'd still have your perfect record. Now there is only one electrician in the universe that can make that claim.

BBQ?:whistling2::laughing:

VTL Sparky 08-16-2013 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by electricmanscott (Post 1079012)
Now there is only one electrician in the universe that can make that claim.

No doubt that would be Peter D.

Goldagain 08-16-2013 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by HARRY304E (Post 1078985)
Here is the issue,permits and inspections should be figured into your formula to come up with your grand total spread out over the year.

Your electrical inspector called you out in front of your client,,putting fear and doubt into his or her mind about your ability to perform electrical work,even if the client said nothing it's in their mind now for good,if they write up a review about your business on any of the sites such as service magic and they say you failed your inspection,,others could read that and it will scare them off.

On the other hand going to your inspections allows you to control it and keep the client out of the loop,in many cases the inspector will just tell you out of earshot to fix something such as popping in a few KO'S .

I find it very unprofessional for an inspector to tell the client that you failed without first calling you to tell you so.

This why I go to everyone of them.

I been averaging 3 or 4 inspections a week. I cant set aside a day for each of them to wait around for an inspector. When would I get any work done?

I did have one recently tell me I had to schedule the job so he could be there while I installed an inlet because he didn't want to have to open the panel. He only works from 11am to 12:30 3 days a week and takes a 30 minute lunch on 2 of those days. Took me 3 weeks just to get him on the phone. Of course this is the same retart that insist I install a ground rod with an alligator clamp for the portable generator that isn't there. This is just one 45 minute job. I did 2 service changes ( 1was metermain and riser only) Ran a 3PH 30 amp 4 wire ckt for a teabagger across a warehouse, roughed a house, finaled 2 apartments, installed 2 interlock inlets and 1 reliant transfer panel this week.

How could I possibly be at every inspection?

HARRY304E 08-16-2013 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by HackWork (Post 1079008)
That's fine, you could do it your way. If you read what I said earlier, the homeowner was completely on my side in this instance and doesn't doubt my ability.

So you did a 'Vulcan mind meld' with the client?:laughing:

Remember , what they tell you does not make it so.

HARRY304E 08-16-2013 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by HackWork (Post 1079008)
That's fine, you could do it your way. If you read what I said earlier, the homeowner was completely on my side in this instance and doesn't doubt my ability.

I have another service change in Woodbridge Township in which the inspector gives a 7 hour window and won't call, Should I sit there all day waiting for that inspector too? :laughing:

Hey if it's in your price why not!

HARRY304E 08-16-2013 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Goldagain (Post 1079053)
I been averaging 3 or 4 inspections a week. I cant set aside a day for each of them to wait around for an inspector. When would I get any work done?

I did have one recently tell me I had to schedule the job so he could be there while I installed an inlet because he didn't want to have to open the panel. He only works from 11am to 12:30 3 days a week and takes a 30 minute lunch on 2 of those days. Took me 3 weeks just to get him on the phone. Of course this is the same retart that insist I install a ground rod with an alligator clamp for the portable generator that isn't there. This is just one 45 minute job. I did 2 service changes ( 1was metermain and riser only) Ran a 3PH 30 amp 4 wire ckt for a teabagger across a warehouse, roughed a house, finaled 2 apartments, installed 2 interlock inlets and 1 reliant transfer panel this week.

How could I possibly be at every inspection?

It's not possible with that bull chit,,,we don't put up with that crap here.


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