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Old 05-23-2012, 11:17 AM   #41
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I have no issue with it in general but I think there are some circuits in hospitals that can not be run in flex. Maybe this is one or they are just confused.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:52 PM   #42
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I think if you have to ask if something is hack, then there is already something in your mind telling you it is..
I don't think it was. I just wanted some input. It's always good to hear other people's opinion. I was confused why they wanted solid pipe when I see them using flex.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:57 PM   #43
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I would have probably done the same thing unless they specified otherwise. The only thing I have to nitpick you for is this comment-

For me unless its a customer I really dont like or a job I cant get away from fast enough, I rarely tell a customer I wont do something. Especially if its an account you wanna keep around. I would have told them "sure I can do it, but I need to be paid for it." Also, I know its not your job, but that fire wall is in rough shape. I dont think the gaping hole around the sprinkler pipes is gonna do much to slow down a fire
The sparkies were not my customer, the hospital decorater/project manager was.. The sparkies came in heads high saying what they prefer (after I was finished)... They also opened my j-box and didn't close it right, I just saw that this morning, I hope they are not doing something to my install..
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:23 PM   #44
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There sparkies aren't the ones who put the work out for tender nor do they pay the check. Tell them to go shove it up there.....
All the person that gave you that work is going to notice is that it is complete and that you completed it in a responsible time(limited downtime).
Not always true.

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I think the real issue is, will this stop you from getting future work?
If these guys backstab you enough, your knowledge of "throughout the rest of the building" will do you no good. IMHO. Get them to acknowledge that they didn't detail what was expected, have them pay to change it if they really want it that bad.
I would not bring up any talk of money with the in house electricians. His job is to pacify them as best he can without hurting his pocketbook or his reputation.

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I don't think it was. I just wanted some input. It's always good to hear other people's opinion. I was confused why they wanted solid pipe when I see them using flex.
Because they are maintenance electricians. You are a contractor. They expect you to do the things they cannot, or do not know how to do.

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The sparkies were not my customer, the hospital decorater/project manager was.. The sparkies came in heads high saying what they prefer (after I was finished)... They also opened my j-box and didn't close it right, I just saw that this morning, I hope they are not doing something to my install..
I can understand your position. But it is in your best interest to keep both the electricians and the PM happy.
Those electricians are who you need to impress, not the project manager, unless he is an electrician and knows all about our work. He relies on their opinion to make a judgement if he cannot make one himself. Besides he may be gone by the next time they need another contractor.
I know when I worked in maintenance, our reference and support was important. Buyers and product mangers want efficient and cost effective contractors. But they sometimes need someone to tell them who that contractor is.
I know that the right words from the right electrician could get you the permanent boot from the facility.
So do not discount the guys in uniforms. In good companies, these guys get to make calls to. And if they have had a bad experience with someone, it highly unlikely you get called back.
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