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#50333 04/03/05 07:52 PM
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Make sure you check to see, if anyone in the home has hearing problems, it may be necessary to add strobes.
Also the placement is critical, and any ommisions can cost you, instruct and always leave the instructions.

#50334 04/03/05 10:12 PM
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One thing I always do is make the customers supply the smokes I have to install. That way if they do not work at least I didn't supply them.

#50335 04/04/05 03:15 AM
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I used to joke around, saying "Yeah, that ladies lookin' to call 1-800-law-suit."

Well, I don't watch TV much, and was absolutely horrified to see an actual commercial with that as their number.
"Injured on the job - been in an accident? - Call 1-800-law-suit."

Anyway, I see it as completely plausable. Schyster Lawyer asks, "Did you give any instruction?" - Honest Abe says "no...", and gets sued.

Remember OJ was AQUITTED FOR MURDER! But sued later.....

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
#50336 04/04/05 04:49 PM
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Just a thought, I have additional insurance to cover me for burglar and fire alarm installs. Do most general liability insurance plans cover fire alarms? Or is it 120v smokes are covered under the gerenal policy and low voltage systems need the additional coverage?

#50337 04/04/05 08:01 PM
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In my experience working for a large contractor for a time with several trades on the payroll, the lawyers always put as many parties on notice as possible, hence third-parties etc. with deep pockets and plenty of insurance to go after. They throw that net out far and wide. Your insurance company will then insist on your cooperation so they can "help" you, when actually they're looking for a way out for themselves.
BTW, I always gave the printed instructions and warranty cards to the HO's for smokes, GFCIs, etc., but I suppose I should have them sign for them these days, eh?!

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