1.)Does the meter go in after the rough-in or final?
I've done this either way.
2.)What about when tempoary power is NOT requested and is NOT part of the contract?
well if it's not written, it's extra...
3.) What is customary in regards to temp power?
usually i supply pole mounted temps ( made from old service upgrades, meter/main, 2 GFI circuits. I will charge a service call X2
( put up , take down fee) and a dollar a day rental 2 months up front ($60), the contractor can pay the utlity fees. Now if said contractor will sign
with me, then they can have the temp free, utility fees aside.
4.)What needs to be completed before tempoary power is authorized? In other words, only one breaker for one GFCI with no other circuits connected.
I supply 2 -20A GFI circuits, i'll write up a rental agreement as such. Usually the only trouble wil be the floor sander guy, and his/her 50A 240V unit. But He/She should not appear until the finish stage.
5.)What would you do if you had a contract that does not provide for any tempoarary power and the GC demands it or threatens to withhold payment?
Oh yes phrases like " my last electrician" , "it's a customary gradituity"
"we just expect it" or similar are simply from GC's that do not wish to do thier homework. We can make life hard too, case in point , i'll contract with prints & explanatory followup and include that all else not written or shown is EXTRA. The 'extra' will be @ T&M with a $50 surcharge over & above the T&M