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Ow many of you are dealing with illegal bypasses. Im on my second one this month. Question is. When I'm quoting them. I'm adding a few hours to crawl throughout the attic and under house verifying there are no other compromises in the wiring. I went to a quote Friday and I got there just as another electrician was quoting the job. He got his ladder out and wound up crawling up and in the attic to check all the wiring. He told the HO everything looked good. Kinda shocked me, I mean I try to keep my estimate times as low as possible. How do you guys handle them?
 

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Ow many of you are dealing with illegal bypasses. Im on my second one this month. Question is. When I'm quoting them. I'm adding a few hours to crawl throughout the attic and under house verifying there are no other compromises in the wiring. I went to a quote Friday and I got there just as another electrician was quoting the job. He got his ladder out and wound up crawling up and in the attic to check all the wiring. He told the HO everything looked good. Kinda shocked me, I mean I try to keep my estimate times as low as possible. How do you guys handle them?
One would think the HO would a least spread out the folks giving estimates so they don't bump into each other.

If I even bothered to give an estimate it would have to have all sorts of disclaimers in case I missed something or had to make a court appearance.
 

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So your asking how we quote installing an illegal bypass? :laughing:


Too chicken chit for me, I'm into mortgage derivatives and wholesale lobbying.
 

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Price out a new service and then T &M to refeed illegal circuits. Only did one in my life and it was the house I lived in.
 

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So your asking how we quote installing an illegal bypass? :laughing:
What am I reading here? :001_huh:
I can't figure out if the OP is asking about fixing an illegal bypass or installing one.

If he's taking about installing one I don't know why this thread is still open. Perfectly good threads get vaporized, yet one asking about installing an illegal service stays open. It's baffling.

I think the op needs to clarify the question.
 

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Come on, really? Why would I install an illegal bypass. I've had seven calls for illegals bypasses in the last few months. The one I'm quoting today the utility is requiring the flush mount can be gutted and made into a box and a surface mount can installed with surface mount conduit.
 

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Come on, really? Why would I install an illegal bypass. I've had seven calls for illegals bypasses in the last few months. The one I'm quoting today the utility is requiring the flush mount can be gutted and made into a box and a surface mount can installed with surface mount conduit.
You should report all power theft to the poco. I've reported it before and it can be done anonymously.
 

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You should report all power theft to the poco. I've reported it before and it can be done anonymously.
Let me explain better. The calls from from landlords whose tenants moved out and they found out their tenants had illegally bypassed the panel. Shoot, this one guy asked me if I could just weld the panel back closed. Told him no, quoted him 2400 and he called me hr later said he found a guy for 1400 including permits and utility fees which are 700. I wished him good luck.
 

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$1400.....I would replace meter can and riser issues ect...but no panel work ah....................no...:no:
 

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I apologize if I offended you, buy you never know with some of these guys on here. It was hard to tell from your op exactly what you were asking.
Nah, nothing offends me, well, maybe if you agree with affordable healthcare act and gun control, lol. I would laugh if I was ever asked to bypass a meter. Grow houses make me sick, I understand that weed has a medicinal purpose but comeon, a hundred plants, lol, how chronic is their illness lol.
 

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Let me explain better. The calls from from landlords whose tenants moved out and they found out their tenants had illegally bypassed the panel. .
The poco has a cow about that sort of thing here, utility theft, fireworks, sheriff's dept forensics & photos, they'd have homeland security circle black choppers if they could.....:whistling2:~CS~
 
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