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He HO wants me to change out the panel and then add a dryer circuit. His house is concrete block so i was just going to go underground. Im not sure what i will be getting into with all the weatherheads so i dont hack it up like it is now. Might just do the dryer and leave the rest.
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chicken steve said:
And is that piece of rust 'the panel' Spark....? ~CS~
Yes it is. Im afraid of what i will get in to if i change it. I know hes not wanting to spend alot so i might try and talk him out of it.
 

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My experience when I have a customer with a mess like that and he does not want to spend money is to run
 

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Yes it is. Im afraid of what i will get in to if i change it. I know hes not wanting to spend alot so i might try and talk him out of it.
I always ignore the part about the customer not wanting to spend a lot because that is none of my concern.

Give him your price to fix it properly. If he doesn't want to spend a lot, he won't use you. If he decides that he needs it done, you got a job at the price you want. Win-win for you.
 

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i have a feeling there's also a panel inside behind the meter. You'll find doubled up SEC's on the meter.
 

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i have a feeling there's also a panel inside behind the meter. You'll find doubled up SEC's on the meter.
Thats kind of what i thought to. Im not one to judge people but from just standing outside and kind of seeing in i dont think i want to go inside to do anything.
 

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Thats kind of what i thought to. Im not one to judge people but from just standing outside and kind of seeing in i dont think i want to go inside to do anything.
So you did not go inside to check what all you may be getting into?

I can see why it would be hard to bid.

I would call that a drive-by bid.
 

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Could always bid it and see what happens but looks like you will be dealing with a lot of three wire sub feeds that may have to be upgraded to four wire.
 

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The weather head celebration is a new one to me.

Most probable scenario here is Cletis will come along and do a 1/4 price job with a few can I du dis threads:thumbsup:
 

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sparky402 said:
He HO wants me to change out the panel and then add a dryer circuit. His house is concrete block so i was just going to go underground. Im not sure what i will be getting into with all the weatherheads so i dont hack it up like it is now. Might just do the dryer and leave the rest. Any thoughts.
what an abortion ! Not sure I'd touch that mess , especially knowing he's cheap ! Let him have the same hack who did the previous work do it , lol !
 

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I always ignore the part about the customer not wanting to spend a lot because that is none of my concern.

Give him your price to fix it properly. If he doesn't want to spend a lot, he won't use you. If he decides that he needs it done, you got a job at the price you want. Win-win for you.
Agree
 

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Do not agree. Drive on past on your way to the affluent neighborhoods.
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