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Old 01-04-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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How Many Members Of CT Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?


How many forum members to change a light bulb?

Only 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed


14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently


7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs


1 to move it to the Lighting section


2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section


7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs


5 to flame the spell checkers


3 to correct spelling/grammar flames


6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid


2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"


15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct


19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum


11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum


36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty


7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs


4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's


3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group


13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"


5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy


4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"


13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"


1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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Yup, that's about right. You forgot one though.

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You got it all wrong!!!!!! You didn't even mention how much should we charge to change the bulb..are you incompetent?
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Once you get the planning and preliminaries out of the way, it will take a million and one belore the next step -

One to hold the bulb and then one million to turn the Earth under it. the the last step -

After that, another million to complain about the big box subcontractors that did it too cheap, not the right way and that the bulb was too cheap and of poor quality.

That assumes the inspector will give the final approval and Certificate of Occupancy and Al Gore does not complain about not using a CF bulb although he does not use them on his mansion or private jet.
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One read but does not respond.
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That's an oldie but a goodie.
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What about the posts asking "what is the going rate for changing the bulb"?
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What about the posts asking "what is the going rate for changing the bulb"?
LMAO
You beat me to it.

Guys I have a job to bid where the HO wants 10 bulbs replaced. What should I bid? How do you guys bid a job like this?

P.S. they are 60watt bulbs, if that helps


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LMAO
You beat me to it.

Guys I have a job to bid where the HO wants 10 bulbs replaced. What should I bid? How do you guys bid a job like this?

P.S. they are 60watt bulbs, if that helps


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Not sure about the 60 watt, but here in VA thr going rate is 4.79 per 100 watt bulb. This does not include any removal fees, or disposal fees.
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But I ain't licensed to change light bulbs,
and I got sued over changing a light bulb once.
What kind of insurance rider should I get to change a light bulb?
Is there a line item in Quickbooks for light bulb changing overhead?
(or overhead light bulb changing)
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Not sure about the 60 watt, but here in VA thr going rate is 4.79 per 100 watt bulb. This does not include any removal fees, or disposal fees.
Oh ok so for a 60watt I should be able to get hopefully $3.67 plus $.48 disposal.



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But I ain't licensed to change light bulbs,
and I got sued over changing a light bulb once.
Same thing happened to me. The client wanted a 40 watt, but I installed a 100watt be mistake. She said it made the drywall that she finished herself, look bad.
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Do I still need a license to change the light bulb if I have the homeowner get the permit? And what should I charge if he helps me... I have a number in mind but I want to see your response first. BTW dont just tell me to google it or come up with my own price based upon overhead and profit. I just want the price. I will worry about that other stuff in a few years when I have a 100 people working for me.
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Do I still need a license to change the light bulb if I have the homeowner get the permit? And what should I charge if he helps me... I have a number in mind but I want to see your response first. BTW dont just tell me to google it or come up with my own price based upon overhead and profit. I just want the price. I will worry about that other stuff in a few years when I have a 100 people working for me.
Homeowners can not get lightbulb change permits. You have to be certified, then go to the electrical inspectors office and fill out a 231 form, unless its an outdoor bulb, then you need to fill out a 562 along with that 231 and send it to the zoning office for approval.
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The building inspector just shut down my job until I get a spec sheet from the light bulb manufacturer or he will accept a stamped drawing from a currently licensed bulb engineer. We had to use Bic lighters find all our tools. After the Fire Department leaves I will padlock the entry.
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Anyone know where I can find a lightbulb estimator that works with vista?
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I think you need a Class A license in order to change any bulbs greater than 40W. It's a 4 year apprenticeship with 1600 hours class time. Anything 40W and under a monkey can do

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Why have we left the pool builders and painters out of this thread....and no roofers either? Are they totally unqualified to change light bulbs? I know it would be a challenge, but they should check in also.
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Why have we left the pool builders and painters out of this thread....and no roofers either? Are they totally unqualified to change light bulbs? I know it would be a challenge, but they should check in also.
I agree to that. maybe if they asked some questions here they could expand their buisness during the slow periods

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