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We utilize 4/0 DLRO for our load banks, certain test equipment and temporary set ups. Last week we left 4/0 on a job locked in the main electric room after a long day and night job. Went back Monday to retrieve the cable, miscellaneous material and equipment and the cable is gone.

Building engineer tells us any copper left on the job is his, he scraped it. :censored::censored: (twice in a day)

Property manager is now being invoiced for the cable, camlocs and labor to make new cables, and yes we have a PO for this.

DUMB AZZ
 

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It stinks they did that to you. You do assume some risk when storing any material or equipment on a job site. Sounds like an insurance claim to me.
 

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Get a good mark-up on the replacement cables. Make sure to get Carol "super-vu-tron", for the replacements. It's the most flexible that I've found.
 

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I never argue over copper, if it IS NOT MINE, I leave it.

We have had jobs were we figured the scrap into the job and then had issues with onsite staff, I show them the quotation and take the copper.

Had a building engineer call the cops on us for taking copper in addition he called upper management on us (MCI TELECOM at one point a huge customer of mine), we had left the copper on site and his assistant took it and told him we did. Boy did they have to back peddle, big time.

BUT if the scrap is mine we take it (because we make sure in advance contractually all parties know whose scrap it is), last year we had a job with over $20,000 in scrap.
 

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I never argue over copper, if it IS NOT MINE, I leave it. We have had jobs were we figured the scrap into the job and then had issues with onsite staff, I show them the quotation and take the copper. Had a building engineer call the cops on us for taking copper in addition he called upper management on us (MCI TELECOM at one point a huge customer of mine), we had left the copper on site and his assistant took it and told him we did. Boy did they have to back peddle, big time. BUT if the scrap is mine we take it (because we make sure in advance contractually all parties know whose scrap it is), last year we had a job with over $20,000 in scrap.

Wow. What did the job consist of?
 

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so what is the new rule
His new rule was you snooze you lose, my new rule is PAY UP MOTHER F*CKER.

Told this story to an electrician last night and he told me they did a job after completing they were carrying material to the loading dock to remove from the job. They came back after lucch all the none copper items were in the trash the copper had been scraped.


Engineer told them anything left on the dock unmanned was subject to trash or confiscation.

They had a real fight with management getting reimbursed.
 

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That engineer knew exactly where that cable was going and exactly what he was doing. Plain old theft!

Call the cops. Better yet, Set him up. Leave the new cable on site and have the cops waiting on him.
 
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