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#42090 - 09/15/04 06:12 PM List Of Types Of Service Calls
mustangelectric Offline

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 496
Loc: Bentonville, AR
I am building my company website and I am trying to put together a list of services or items that get frequent request. Please take a look at the list I have and see if there is anything that you would add or change about it.

-------------Please See Below---------------
Repair or Replace Switch
Repair or Replace Outlet
Power Is Off
Light Does Not Work
Outlet Does Not Work
Install New Light Fixture
Install Recessed Light
Install Outdoor Lighting
Install Flood Light
Install Smoke Detector
Install Carbon Monoxide Detector
Wire Detached Garage
Wire Detached Building
Wire New Addition
Rewire House
Wire New House
Install Dryer Outlet
Install 120 Volt Outlet Inside
Install 120 Volt Outlet Outside
Install 240 Volt Outlet Inside
Install 240 Volt Outlet Outside
Install Switch Inside
Install Switch Outside
Install Three Way Switch
Install Four Way Switch
Connect Microwave
Connect Dryer
Connect Disposal
Replace Ballast
Install Intercom
Install Door Bell
Install Video Security System
Install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter GFCI
Install Whole House Surge Protector
Install Arc Fault Breakers
Install Central Vacuum System
Install Electric Gate Opener
Install Structured Wiring
Install Home Network
Install Telephone Jack
Install Data Jack
Wire Hot Tub or Spa
Wire Underground Pool
Wire Aboveground Pool
Wire Pool Pump
Wire Decorative Fountain
Install Christmas Lights
Ceiling Fan Installation Light Kits
Replace Fuse
Install Sub Panel
Replace Main Breaker
Replace Single Pole Breaker
Replace Double Pole Breaker
Replace Tandem Breaker
Replace Quad Breaker
Panel Replacement 30A
Panel Replacement 40A
Panel Replacement 50A
Panel Replacement 60A
Panel Replacement 100A
100A Meter Base
200A Meter Base
Temporary Power Pole
Construction Site Power Pole

Thanks for any replies or suggestions.



[This message has been edited by mustangelectric (edited 09-15-2004).]
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#42091 - 09/15/04 10:17 PM Re: List Of Types Of Service Calls
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Install hood/fan for stove?
Install garage door opener?
Panel Replacement 200A?
Troubleshoot 120v outlet?
Troubleshoot 240v outlet?
Troubleshoot incandescent lighting?
Troubleshoot flourescent lighting?

(For every "install x", also include "troubleshoot x", and consider also having "remove x")

How about "verify adequate wiring" (clamp on ammeter / check AWG) of existing houses?

My $0.02

#42092 - 09/16/04 07:49 PM Re: List Of Types Of Service Calls
CJS Offline

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 35
Loc: Sanford,NC, USA
I do ALOT of service calls and recently I have been doing alot of Whole House Surge Protectors. I buy them "DIRECT" pretty cheaply and sell them for a nice profit plus labor. The manufacturer I buy them from offers a $25,000 warantee with it. People eat 'em up(!), especially where the Utility Company charges to install them and then monthly, FOR LIFE!
I usually sell people on it when I'm already there for some other reason (serv. call) and I'd say maybe 50-60% of the time people bite. I believe they are a good product and it is a nice EXTRA at a service call. I'll usually install it right at the meter on the load side. No permit required. I cut the seal, snatch the meter out, loosen the connections, install the Surge Protector, wire it to the load side, tighten the connections, put the meter back in, close her up and that's that. Then we call the Utility and inform them that we've added a surge protector and they come and re-seal the meter. They have never required us to have a permit for this.

I'd definitely get into Surge Protectors, Whole House Generators, Burglar/Fire Alarm, Home Networking Centers, Etc.
There's a tidy sum to be had doing these types of specialty items.

#42093 - 09/17/04 06:29 PM Re: List Of Types Of Service Calls
CTwireman Offline

Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 839
Loc: Connecticut, USA

How are you connecting the surge suppresor to the meter? It sound like you are "piggybacking" the surge leads into the load side terminals. I highly doubt this is code compliant unless the meter can terminals are rated for multiple conductors.

Do you use any PPE when making these connections?



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