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Old 02-02-2015, 06:30 PM   #41
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they bought lights but no bulbs....
That happens ALL THE TIME!
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:34 PM   #42
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That happens ALL THE TIME!
it's annoying.my boss wants me to go around putting a bulb in to check if lights work...lol what waste of time especially with the outdoor lights...he also wants the bulb back because those bulbs cost such and such...lmao
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That happens ALL THE TIME!
Yep, we're doing a 6-storey extension on an exisitng 4-storey seniors assisted-living building (essentially two buildings with a pedway link.) and the builder's genius idea is to give us used bulbs from the existing building, to install in the new building, so they can have new bulbs where people are currently living in the former. They're all different colours and at various quality of light.
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You can do a good rough and still have a ****ty finish...Example: boss gives you four days to finish but the gc and homeowner change their minds on things also the whole "the lights didn't come in yet or they bought lights but no bulbs... You tell boss this but he doesn't want to do to many change orders because he likes the builder blah blah...
It always pisses me off when the homeowner shows up with a bunch of home depot bags full of dimmers, and led lamps after you're all trimmed out....
Or worse yet, when you're all deviced out and they say they want Decora switches......wtf
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It always pisses me off when the homeowner shows up with a bunch of home depot bags full of dimmers, and led lamps after you're all trimmed out....
Or worse yet, when you're all deviced out and they say they want Decora switches......wtf
toggle switches look super dated anyway...
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It always pisses me off when the homeowner shows up with a bunch of home depot bags full of dimmers, and led lamps after you're all trimmed out....
Or worse yet, when you're all deviced out and they say they want Decora switches......wtf
The "wtf" is that you ask first.

I supply everything on the job except decorative fixtures. The client knows that going in. I have standard specs. If he wants something else he lets me know in advance.
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The "wtf" is that you ask first.

I supply everything on the job except decorative fixtures. The client knows that going in. I have standard specs. If he wants something else he lets me know in advance.
Same here, and that is usually the case... but once in a while you get people that change their mind up till the last minute.
It's their $.
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I'm guessing cutting a receptacle box into the side of a vanity cabinet. Either that, locating and cutting in boxes for vanity lights.
I just leave a long squiggly tail in the wall for my vanity lights above the bathroom sinks. After the sink and mirror go in, I just cut an octo box in and hang the light.
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I just leave a long squiggly tail in the wall for my vanity lights above the bathroom sinks. After the sink and mirror go in, I just cut an octo box in and hang the light.
I tried that. It's a complete PITA. If they can't give me a mirror height during rough-in, they can buy a mirror to suit my fixture height.
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As a worker I love busting it out and roughing and seeing how much done I can get in a day.

But I can see how a finish is more fun for the boss man because he gets his check and gets the **** outta there!

So what's the kids methodology of rough-in A-Z?
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So what's the kids methodology of rough-in A-Z?

Run all home runs first.

Than lace out each room one at a time.

Go back around and nail up cans, mount bar boxes/fan boxes

Cut in switches/outlets

Kitchen usually last because we have to wait on the fu*#ing kitchen plan.

Usually do one floor at a time.
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