On Apr 2, 7:13 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Issues even minor ones that come up on home inspection can and do kill
Often when your selling the goal is to sell and move on to whatever
you were planning to do....
So buyer signs with the ever present inspection clause, home inspector
works hard to find even minor stuff to justify their fee.
Buyer gets a long list of issues and gets scared off.
Realtor must sell home again.....
if everyone who owned a home maintained it properly and didnt attempt
to cover up issues, home inspection would be a minor industry.
my friend whos home is a wreck smiles and claims its top notch and
currently expects to get top price at sales time........
that why buyers and sellers have zero trust these days......
Since other have shown that is bullshit, apparently it only is used in
contracts for houses you sell. Your ignorance in electrical areas
apparently applies to other trades as well, and buyers must be protected.
I have always appreciated downhome country wisdom. Especially when I have to
adjust a piece of equipment by a few microfleems.
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
Bob, your story of the principal and her asinine attitude reminds me of
several instance of bizarre demands I've encountered over the years and
the actions I've had to take to satisfy the goofballs to let them go
about they're life blissfully unaware that they had been bamboozled. I
had a partner in a business where we were building sound systems, amps
and speakers. The guy was a bit bonkers but who isn't so I tried to use
his talents that weren't too far out in space. He insisted on setting
the bass and treble controls up one notch past the center on his amp
that we were using to test the rather large speakers we were building,
claiming he could hear hear the difference. If I ever set the controls
to the center, he became angry and set them back to one notch higher. So
rather than argue anymore, I set the controls to center, removed the
knobs and put them back on so they showed the controls were set one
notch above center. When he came by and saw that I was operating the amp
with the controls at his preferred setting, the smug look on his face
had me laughing internally since he never knew what I had done....
Many years ago, an instructor I had in a course for broadcast
engineering gave me a word that I still use which describes a mythical
electronic/electric/mechanical device which does not exist and never
will, the word is "Framistan". When I've had to deal with someone who
has no technical knowledge and is a difficult person to deal with who
demands to be told exactly whats wrong with a piece of equipment rather
than accepting the explanation that it's broken, I tell them it has a
defective Framistan and that my supplier is trying to locate one. If the
unpleasant person demands to know what a Framistan is, I go on to
explain that it's a quantum resonance device named after the unusual
metallic element the device is made with found only in the region of
Framistan located in a very hard to access and difficult to mine area
between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The substance requires special
handling and UPS and FedEx have a very hard time getting in and out of
Framistan so even though each device requires a tiny amount of the
element, it's very expensive due to the great difficulty obtaining it.
If that doesn't satisfy them I finally explain that they will die if
they do not walk away from me immediately. ^_^
On 3/26/2013 7:40 PM, email@example.com wrote:
That's too funny. I can't tell you how many people would ask me that,
after doing a service upgrade. Then there was this elderly lady that
believed electricity would leak out of the socket if you removed the bulb.
On 3/31/2013 11:37 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It's a near-do-well service, but in most cases not worth the effort or
the money to upgrade. Some of the 150's I've seen, only needed to be 100
amp, so I suppose the installers were doing a "better" job at the time
I wouldn't in any case. ;-) I'm sure the two service panels are
there because of the two heat pumps. Yeah, I'd probably go for two
200s, were I doing the work but it's enough. I'm lucky they put in
two 30 position panels. I've already added eight circuits and only
have ten slots left. I'll start adding tandems so I don't run out of
slots and don't have to put in a sub. Wouldn't want to scare the
BTW, "at the time" = 2007.
Just for comparison purposes, what would you say is
the typical cost of:
A - Adding a subpanel to the existing 150 panel
B - Putting in a new 200 amp panel, if the meter/service can support
C - Putting in a new 200 amp panel including new service
from the street, say 75 ft drop.....
On 3/31/2013 1:44 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I'm not the best person to answer this for you. For the last dozen or so
years I have not done service upgrades, so I have no idea of the current
pricing in my area let alone NJ. I could install a 12-16 circuit sub
panel with 100 amp main for $4-$500
In my area you would pretty much not touch the overhead drop in a
service upgrade, but do have to replace the standpipe conductors, meter
box, service entrance conductors, main breaker panel, and grounding
electrode system. The last price numbers I've heard for a garden variety
200 amp overhead service upgrade, was in the $2500 range.
John Grabowski would be able to give you much better details, being from
NJ, and he probably still does them.
Thanks for the info. I'm not actually in need of one. I was
just curious as to the relative price. Bob H was making the case
that you should do the upgrade and panel replacement, instead
of adding a subpanel. I was just curious in general how
much the difference in cost would be. Your numbers are about
what I was guessing, meaning there is a substantial difference.
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