I am sick of it. I read reviews, I get estimates, I interview them myself to look for BS, and I get ‘good’ people friends have recommended.
I always get screwed. Just had $3500 of Electrical remodeling done so my whole kitchen and laundry room have grounded recepticles and 6 can lights. It was a big job. A fair bit of crawlspace work. But I think $3500 was a fair price for an experienced electrician and his apprentice.
I get under the house and there are two unterminated wires still stapled to the joists that go back toward the breaker. God knows if they are hooked up or not. I hope not. One is a 220. A-holes just left them behind.
Then I touch a copper pipe in my basement and get shocked. I never got shocked before this work was done. Nothing serious, but it put me over the edge for this rant.
I texted with the guy, he’s like, oh sorry my apprentice must have forgotten to remove them. I’ll come back next week and remove them. Then I told him I got shocked and I said, what should I do? He says, “ground the copper pipe”.
No ****. Of course it needs grounded. So now what? Any advice on what to do next to get that grounded properly would be appreciated. Am I in any danger of getting shocked elsewhere? What about my appliances?
Inspection comes next week. I hope everything is ok.
And it’s not just these guys. What’s with all the contractors leaving their junk and trash behind when the do jobs. Had a plumber come out and do $2000 of plumbing under the kitchen and laundry room. They guy left 3 feet of old pipe he replaced. And all sorts of left overs and extra curricular short pipes.
Is this normal? Is this what contractors do to you? I am so fed up with this crappy work. I can do half these jobs myself, I just don’t have time and plumbing and electrical are not my wheelhouse. But Jesus I should just do it all.
Edit: I know there are a lot of good contractors on here who help us. Thank you. I’m just talking about these other dirtbags who seem to screw up half our work.
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