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Old 08-20-2019, 05:31 AM   #21
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That's what I thought, but when the last time you wired one with 12 cans?

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I'd be happy with one that doesn't have 100 cans!

But, was doing homes in Briarcliff 15 yrs ago for a builder that we put in no cans for. Simple but nice 3/2

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Another great example why "how much" questions are not allowed.

I don't do sf pricing as a quote, but was averaging $5.00 or more 15 years ago.


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My sparky charges per outlet, then has a set price for any special item like can lights, doorbells, ceiling fans, etc etc etc. the progress lights are getting super duper popular here now. About $15/each cheaper than a can so when you have 50 thatís about a $750 savings.
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I did my house dwvs in one day with my brother. Head test and all, past inspection first go around, no drips.


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Thatís impressive. I hired a guy who is well known for being the fastest plumber this side of the state. His work was also the sloppiest but for some reason didnít have a reputation for that. He still took about 3 days to rough in dwv then a day or so to do about 75% of the pex. Took me and his replacement twice as long to fix and finish the whole job. Never seen a plumber test anything here.
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Same, not aware of any that can sell them here to the general public

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Goodman is well known for selling to the gp. Heil has a line they will sell to the gp that come with sealed/flared end a/c lines so you donít have to have all the special equipment. Thatís about it as far as I know.
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Thatís impressive. I hired a guy who is well known for being the fastest plumber this side of the state. His work was also the sloppiest but for some reason didnít have a reputation for that. He still took about 3 days to rough in dwv then a day or so to do about 75% of the pex. Took me and his replacement twice as long to fix and finish the whole job. Never seen a plumber test anything here.
Not really. We had already dug the ditches, I did the concrete so I dug them as soon as I had finished the pad and compacted, probably another day with the mini ex - I will see if I can find a plumbing plan, we actually draw it out, can get a material count that way etc...

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I'd be happy with one that doesn't have 100 cans!

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There are no cans anymore...I should have said that, they use the flat LED lights...and I think there are 12 or maybe 14 in total.

Custom homes go for $10 or more a sq/ft, but we are talking about my 3/2 plan that has 1553 living feet. There is nothing special about the wiring, and the contractor knocks it out in a day, and less then a day to trim. He is making money.
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Goodman is well known for selling to the gp. Heil has a line they will sell to the gp that come with sealed/flared end a/c lines so you donít have to have all the special equipment. Thatís about it as far as I know.
My primary supply house will generally not sell to the public....but their are exceptions. They will not lose a builder's business over not having a mechanical license....Oklahoma lost the battle over restrictive sales when the internet sales became normal. Licensed guys were buying equipment online and protected sales ended......that said, they still generally won't sell equipment to a walk in from the street. They don't want to piss off the contractors that do trade with them.

I have a HVAC guy that will install ductless for me and he doesn't care where they come from. He will only warrant them for a short time though.
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There are no cans anymore...I should have said that, they use the flat LED lights...and I think there are 12 or maybe 14 in total.

Custom homes go for $10 or more a sq/ft, but we are talking about my 3/2 plan that has 1553 living feet. There is nothing special about the wiring, and the contractor knocks it out in a day, and less then a day to trim. He is making money.
Do they use the j-box, surface mount ones, or the ones that need a hole so the flange and springs grab the board?
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Do they use the j-box, surface mount ones, or the ones that need a hole so the flange and springs grab the board?
Probably these:


https://www.lowes.com/pd/Progress-Li...TAR/1000413345


I’m sure they’re cheaper at an electric supply house
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Thatís impressive. I hired a guy who is well known for being the fastest plumber this side of the state. His work was also the sloppiest but for some reason didnít have a reputation for that. He still took about 3 days to rough in dwv then a day or so to do about 75% of the pex. Took me and his replacement twice as long to fix and finish the whole job. Never seen a plumber test anything here.
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Really off the subject, sort of, but....On a commercial remodel, I noticed some of the outlets had the ground up and some were ground down. The electrical wasn't under my contract, but I still had to ask. The electrician, stared at me, for a moment, then started looking around. Realizing what he had done, he was just embarrassed.

The next day, I came in and happened to notice an outlet had been turned over. Then I noticed they were still, some ground up and some ground down. Again, I asked the electrician about it. He said, "I came in early to change them." I said, yes, it appears you changed them all. Staring again, then complete embarrassment.

In my first new house, the plumber had the hot and cold reversed in 2 sinks. I told the plumber. He fixed it. I noticed the basement lav was wrong. I hadn't noticed before. I mentioned it to the plumber. He admitted he changed all of the lavs. Even the ones that were right.

He is now my competition.

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