The typical customer's approach seems to be: "The electrical is in the walls, you can't see it, so why pay money for it?" as well as "It works, so what?"
I've just heard soooo many stories where people just finished hanging expensive wallpaper, retiling the kitchen,... only to find out their wiring is ancient and botched up as can be and they need a full rewire... and think solid plastered brick walls, not stud walls.
As a side note... the typical approach toloose wiring at boxes in my old company seemed to be to leave anything up to 6 feet(!) hanging out of the box. And no, I did not mean inches! I don't know if they charged the customer extra copper that way or if the guys were just ruining the company by wasting all that copper. All I know is that company was ingenious in ripping off customers. Taking down 9 regular light fixtures (put up a ladder, climb up disconnect wires, take down fixture, get down again, 10 minute job each for one guy) they had 3 guys for 2 full days... we (another 2 guys) took down the remaining 3 in half an hour. Or things like on Monday: "Man, I still have a hangover from Saturday! Let's just have a BBQ on site using bricks, an old grill and clean untreated scrap wood... that was all we did that day.
Or work 1 hour, sit around at the pub 5 hours drinking beer and charge 8 1/2 hours... I sure am glad I only did a 1 month internship at that company!
Last edited by Texas_Ranger; 04/07/08 02:40 AM.