Here is the first, of many, pics I took at a brand-new $1.5 Million tract home. This home, while having relatively few actual code violations, raised quite a few matters for discussion. This pic was taken in the main room of the home. The wall has many differing devices- phone, cable, sound system, as well as ordinary receptacles. Please note how the level of the cover plates bounces up and down- it seems everyone used a different ruler!
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What is the purpose of the single (as opposed to duplex) receptacle, second from the right? Is it 240V? It seems to me that it should have been ganged with the duplex to its right. And all that comm cabling probably could have gone into a signle double-wide, as well.
Re: Where's the Workmanship?#123060 02/27/0611:13 AM02/27/0611:13 AM
the key word here is "tract" home. Anyone in this industry for more than 3 days should be familiar with tract homes. I don't care what the selling price is, the developer (and/or his investors) is the one footing the bill for the buildout.
How many EC's do you know, who do tract homes, who pay the top wages in the area? Who hire only the most competent mechanics?
I'm not knocking those guys, but they've created their own cut throat industry by chopping their own prices to nothing to get work.
So why are we surprised that all corners are cut?
Anyone with 1/2 a brain would be a fool to buy a tract home for that much money.