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While this is no major violation, it shows a lack of concern IMO for quality workmanship. COULD YOU AT LEAST FAKE IT.



But in this case WELL a chase nipple was probalby should have been utilized, at a minimum some quick edge would have been nice. NOTE This is a 3-phase 3-wire panel NO NEUTRAL.

 

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Not to mention their cutting on material allows them to submit a lower bid.

For the 30 some years I have been doing 3rd party inspections, ground investigations, power quality reviews and general maintenance testing and repairs I have become very cynical about our trade. To the point I sometimes get angry and or depressed.

The other night I saw a job that had conduit that was a work of art. I pointed this out to the customer, he had never paid attention to it before. The Pipe work reflected through out the whole job a QUALITY that is worth paying for.
 

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The other night I saw a job that had conduit that was a work of art. I pointed this out to the customer, he had never paid attention to it before. The Pipe work reflected through out the whole job a QUALITY that is worth paying for.
I hope the customer took it to heart. Good conduit installation is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Nothing looks better than a nice multi condiut run with concentric bends and coupling lines. Just don't see them too much anymore. I wonder how many of the new generation of electricians will know how to segment bend?

I see way too much shoddy, sub par workmanship accepted as the norm. Or worse, neat workmanship on installations that are not code compliant. Then when I come along behind them and don't use the same wiring methods that the previous contractor did, my customer thinks I am trying to gouge them. When the installation looks good and works, explaining that it's wrong to the customer is a hard sell.
 
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