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Old 11-19-2014, 10:12 PM   #41
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That's some serious eye candy right there
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:22 PM   #42
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I like the stinger laid on top. That was probably his generator hookup.
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I am speechless. And from what I have been told, it's been this way for years.
Nice work, you'll do better next time.
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Let me throw in, this fellow wants to supply all the materials.
Another red flag...
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:33 AM   #45
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That is how I looked at it. I tried to tell this fellow that I cannot just replace the main panel. I need to fix it all. The other problem though is the inside of this dwelling. I should have gotten pics. It was like walking into a rough in job. Nothing was finished. So on top of the panel(s) situation we also have unfinished wiring on the inside.
I can only imagine.
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:14 PM   #46
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Oh my.. more nightmares. I guess you could take it a piece at a time by t&m and you cant connect in what isnt fixed. Maybe a new service and a few plugs and what not run in mc on the surface from there and everything else disconnected? At least it would be safe. Unless they got the money to fix it all!
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Let me throw in, this fellow wants to supply all the materials.
No way, no how no never!

Thats code for: "I'm the cheapest customer you will ever meet"

You can do it on T&....well, no M


Just yesterday i had a customer present me with a small project i wasn't expecting and didn't happen to have any 14-3mc or connectors on my truck. He wanted to save money and drove to HD to fetch those 2 items, came back with the MC and seal tight connectors....you are going to get a lot of that.


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And from what I have been told, it's been this way for years.



Is that "conduit" on the central vac pipe? LOL!



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Old 11-21-2014, 05:32 PM   #50
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I would give him the price with materials, explain that you don't let customers get the parts due to other experiences of not getting the correct things needed. Charge out all labor for the demo and redo and explain that you have to have half up front of total cost before starting and the other half needs to be paid when half way through. This keeps you finding out if he has the money and just being cheap and wants to save some bucks or if he doesn't hire you then you know he didn't have the money anyways. Not going to hurt to quote it and see what happens. It is good work to clean up if he can afford it.


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Would be great to clean up this mess. But the thing that turned me away was this fellow wanting to supply all the materials.

Make sure he springs for the schedule 80 drain lines this time!
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Customers want to supply material, tell them it voids our warranty, deters most.
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Don't walk......run from this one.
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Customers want to supply material, tell them it voids our warranty, deters most.

Do It!
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Why did they even call?
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Here are the rest of the pics.
Have fun.




Haha I just now noticed the double pole square d homeline in the ge panel with the handle tie cut.
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Run and don't look back, I understand wanting to help. But once you touch one problem, anything that goes wrong will be blamed on you. You know the old saying
"It was working fine before you touched it."

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