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Old 06-11-2019, 06:07 PM   #1
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Got a job request today for a hot tub hook up, but to stop at the disconnect and they would do the rest. First, would you allow that? Second would you charge regular price l? I generally charge $1100 for a complete installation.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:10 PM   #2
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If it is being permitted then you need to make sure your name is not on the final hookup. If my name stays on the permit I would not allow the owner to install any part of it.
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This sounds a lot like just an outdoor panel/disconnect switch. As mentioned, clearly tell the inspection department that you're not hooking up the tub.

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If it is being permitted then you need to make sure your name is not on the final hookup. If my name stays on the permit I would not allow the owner to install any part of it.
That’s what I was thinking. I plan to close out the permit at completion of my side of things.. I don’t know that the inspector would allow it
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I would have no problem doing it. It's electrical work, we get paid for electrical work.


The inspector around here would most certainly note our permitted work stopped at the disconnect.


We've done similar on shops. Install a service panel, one light and a gfci receptacle for a big shop and get it finaled. Done.


Homeowner comes in and finishes the rest of the wiring in the shop themselves under a separate permit. Not a big deal.
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If the permit says wiring to the disconnect, then that’s what it is. Get it inspected, permit gets closed, take their money.
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I usually charge $1400 to $2000. I would not allow anyone to work on your license. You are responsible for the work. Good way to get your license suspended. All hot tub companies want the electrician to leave a whip. Problem is what happens is the whip isn't hooked up and the breaker gets turned on. Too much liability.

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Out here, last I checked, a homeowner or company employee is allowed to preform electrical work without a license on their own property.

I wouldn’t discount it much... probably 90% the amount for the return trip to connect the disconnect to the equipment.
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I usually charge $1400 to $2000. I would not allow anyone to work on your license. You are responsible for the work. Good way to get your license suspended. All hot tub companies want the electrician to leave a whip. Problem is what happens is the whip isn't hooked up and the breaker gets turned on. Too much liability.

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No way I’m leaving a whip. Running to a disconnect “for future” is okay, though, because it’s terminated and safe.

The best way to limit liability is to have a well defined scope of work on the permit. I can wire to an air conditioning disconnect in the winter knowing that the AC guy won’t be there until spring to install the whip and do the final connection. That’s long after my permit is closed and I’m off the job.
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No way I’m leaving a whip. Running to a disconnect “for future” is okay, though, because it’s terminated and safe.

The best way to limit liability is to have a well defined scope of work on the permit. I can wire to an air conditioning disconnect in the winter knowing that the AC guy won’t be there until spring to install the whip and do the final connection. That’s long after my permit is closed and I’m off the job.

You you guys even have summer in Canada?
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You you guys even have summer in Canada?
Just long enough to grow flocks of mosquitoes .
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I do it all the time. I don't charge any less but it sucks doing the final hookup.
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I do things like this. I just write a very detailed invoice so it ever goes to court you will be covered.
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If it is being permitted then you need to make sure your name is not on the final hookup. If my name stays on the permit I would not allow the owner to install any part of it.
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