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Old 02-08-2013, 10:48 AM  
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Like in Joplin, 10 mi. distant.
http://www.yellowpages.com/joplin-mo/electricians



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Old 02-08-2013, 03:19 PM  
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A friend of mine found the guy to do the job on a three story house with k&t. He removed all the old wire and rewired the whole house with very little dammage to the plaster. The inspector wouldn't pass it untill he could see the wire and staples.



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A friend of mine found the guy to do the job on a three story house with k&t. He removed all the old wire and rewired the whole house with very little dammage to the plaster. The inspector wouldn't pass it untill he could see the wire and staples.
Do you have a house rewire cost, based on either sq. ft. or # of outlets? I can always use more samples.
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If you get someone to quote a job like that, you wouldn't hire him because he's either overpriced or a fool.

I forgot to mention, that after tearing their house apart for the inspector a lawyer said the contractor could have certified it with an affidavid. I don't know if that would have worked but it is something tothink about.

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If you get someone to quote a job like that, you wouldn't hire him because he's either overpriced or a fool.
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I forgot to mention, that after tearing their house apart for the inspector a lawyer said the contractor could have certified it with an affidavid. I don't know if that would have worked but it is something tothink about.
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A Some percent would be overpriced and/or a fool but that is what I"m trying to determine.
Do you have a price? Riding on it is a virtual free beer for you.

B You'd be surprised how many people become mute when they are put under oath. Or they plead the Fifth.

Contractors agree to "furnish and install"; that's about it. The risk of what they do actually working is taken on by the HO.
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A friend of mine found the guy to do the job on a three story house with k&t. He removed all the old wire and rewired the whole house with very little dammage to the plaster. The inspector wouldn't pass it untill he could see the wire and staples.
He should have escalated it to a higher power. There is no code reason to staple fished wires. I don't know the section but code specifically lists fishing in finished wall as acceptable.
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He should have escalated it to a higher power. There is no code reason to staple fished wires. I don't know the section but code specifically lists fishing in finished wall as acceptable.
I was scrolling down to post the same thing.
Sounds like yet another overzealous inspector who is not up on some very basic codes.
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334.30(B) Unsupported Cables. Nonmetallic-sheathed cable shall be permitted to be unsupported where the cable:

(1) Is fished between access points through concealed spaces in finished buildings or structures and supporting is impracticable.
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He also said things like " you may have damaged the cable pulling past sharp objects".
(overzealous) is about the kindest discripsion I have herd for this guy.

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" you may have damaged the cable pulling past sharp objects".
How would you logically argue this point?
There are sharp objects inside walls but maybe this kind of cable damage rarely happens, even with Murphy's Law.
Maybe when it does a CB trips and so the HO immediately knows there is something wrong.



BTW, on bidding, sq. feet and outlets: a contractor should always visit the site before bidding but once the bid is accepted then it and the sq. ft. and the number of outlets is historical data.

I guess my assumption with these numbers is that the recent past can be used to predict the near future to some level of certainty. This isn't The Stock Market.


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