Originally Posted by nealtw
" you may have damaged the cable pulling past sharp objects".
How would you logically argue this point?
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.