I visited some friends of mine near St Louis. They live in a
subdivision, tucked away in a semi developed area.
I had printed out the limited directions that Expedia had given me, but
found a major landmark (Krispy Kreme) and found my way from there.
Upon arrival, the host asked: "Did you find it okay?"
I couldn't help myself: "No, I was banging on some random f***kin'
doors and as luck would have it one of them happened to be yours!"
"Here's your sign!"
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 18:38:57 -0400, the opaque Robatoy
Man, I like to visit less signy people. Mine ask "Did you have any
trouble finding it after I gave you those detailed instructions?"
I can always say "Nope, not a bit."
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We used to live in a rather sparsely populated rural area, on a dead-end road.
Directions to our house ended with "... turn north, the road dead-ends in 300
yards, we're at the dead-end, it's the only house there."
It's amazing how many people will ask which side of the road it's on, or what
color it is.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
On 6/25/2005 10:41 PM Larry Jaques mumbled something about the following:
I love the way directions are given out here by the locals.
Go down to where the old Smith barn burnt down 20 years ago, take a
left, go to where the old man and his dog are sitting by the red
pickemup truck and take a right.
For Dallas - guy who added a 220 / 30 breaker and line/box/plug in my
garage got $110 - seemed reasonable to me as the breaker was 1/3 of
that. He ran 15' of conduit cable and wired a box and a female plug,
left me the male plug to wire myself. He even let me watch!. The
second 220 line (for DC), I did myself, cause now I had a clue.
plastic blue box: $0.50
Romex #12: $1.00
Cover plate: $1.50
Prices vary according to location. This is an easy DIY project if you
carefully follow all the steps.
: How much should it cost for an electrician to add an electrical outlet
: about 2 feet away from the electical panel in my basement.
: When I called to ask how much it was initially I could have sworn they
: said about $90. Then I receive a bill for $160.
: The job took about 30 minutes.
My electrician charges $25 to come to the house, then $45/hour.
Southern AZ. About a third of what you were billed.
-- Andy Barss
I don't recall of OP posted her location or not. It's matters hugely.
Here in San Diego North County $160 for anything, even just showing up at
your door and sneering at you, is a deal.
Back in the DC area I had most of the outlets in my house replaced for $145.
That was some years ago though. And this poor guy had to deal w/50 year
old cable that liked to snap when you tried to bend it. (is why i called in
OP shouldn't be afraid to call up the company and explain the bill though.
As Doug has pointed out there are a variety of reasons the $90 estimate
could of shot up to $160. OP certainly has the right to insist on having
the discrepancy explained. But you won't find that here on usenet.
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