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#12732 - 08/14/02 09:10 PM Electrical Plans
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At the "big job"...

Joe was told that bids are being accepted for the next cottage, so he asked for some electrical plans, but it seems that they don't have any. It will have a finished basement and be more customized than the last one, so the comparison is apples and oranges...

So, after being floored by the fact that they still don't have plans, Joe suggested that I do the plans for them, for a price.

My immediate concerns:

I'm not an EE, can I legally do it?

What do I charge for such a non-stamped-by-EE plans?

I'm also going to mention that I'd be glad to be hired on as their electrical point man and oversee all the other electrical contractors, but I doubt they'll go for it.

We'll see...

Thanks in advance for your replies!

-Virgil

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 08-15-2002).]
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#12733 - 08/15/02 02:12 AM Re: Electrical Plans
sparky Offline
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could you have an EE review your plan?

(and ask what thier rates are??)
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#12734 - 08/15/02 03:46 AM Re: Electrical Plans
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Check your local/state AHJ and see what if any types of construction require stamped plans.
For example a electrical contractor can stamp his own plans for residential and small comercial work in my home state. But if I go 15 miles across the river into Iowa a registered EE must stamp the plans.
The EE I use to review and stamp plans is not cheap.
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#12735 - 08/17/02 04:14 AM Re: Electrical Plans
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Is this the same nightmare we've been reading about? Why do you want more involvement here?
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#12736 - 08/17/02 07:45 AM Re: Electrical Plans
sparky66wv Offline
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Same job site, different job...

1) There's reportedly 10 to 15 years worth of work.
2) They're willing to pay decent prices.
3) I'm a glutton for punishment.

Actually, a lot has developed since...

Joe and myself aren't seeing eye to eye, I've developed a nasty cold, *cough* and some really bad family problems have arisen, so my perspective is way different than it was last week.

I'm just about ready to tell 'em all where to go.

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#12737 - 08/17/02 09:25 AM Re: Electrical Plans
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Sparky,

Same goes here in NJ. A lic. contractor can design the electrical system for 1 and 2 family dwellings. When I got prints from an architect for a house, in order to bid "apples to apples", I would bid the job just as the print was drawn. However I would also submit a proposal for "Extras" needed to get the job pass inspections. This way the general contractor/homeowner knew right away that I wouldn't be looking for extras at the end of the job. I laid it out right up front.
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