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Asked for these ends to be put on stereo wire which are $40 from high end stereo store. They instead screwed the bare wire onto the receiver. When the electricians came back they argued with me when I asked them again to put them on saying these are not needed. I told them the stereo store recommended them and please install them as requested. I told them I want plugs and solid connections not screwed down wire anywhere including in the wall.
Stereo wire initially ran to the basement with ample extra wire. I altered a cabinet on the main floor to hold a rolling AV rack and hired electricians to hook up this wire to my receiver. I told them not to cut off extra but leave it in the attic. I am having a new company verify this but it appears the electricians cut off and took some of the wire. The wire is labeled with a number at each foot and I have receipts. It will cost hundreds of dollars to replace this run of wire.
Electricians convinced me to install a fan in attic for stereo equipment. Not on my list but they said it was easy and could hook it to bathroom fan. At end of day they told me it was not usable and I had to pay HVAC person to finish because they don’t do that (not what they told me when I agreed to do it.) Company I hired to inspect said not to code to hook to bathroom fan. $1500 to vent to outside minimum. Best way, through roof, even more.
After attempts on 3 different days, the electricians could not get the fan humidity auto-sensor working. Reasons why are in subsequent photos. The manual on/off switch worked, but they completely removed and took the fan I purchased from my house without asking. Initially they denied doing this. Later they said they did it “by accident.” They refused to get me a new one so I asked them to bring it back to see if I could return it. As you will see in later photos, not possible.
I wanted to monitor electricity usage by appliance. I asked the electricians if this would work and to install it. The spent time on multiple days trying to do it. It never got completed. Subsequent electricians told me it would not even do what I was requesting. It monitors the whole stream not individual appliances. I was charged time for something that they couldn’t figure out and would never work anyway.
Initially I asked the electricians to install plugs in the wall so I could unplug an AV rack on wheels and roll it out of a closet. At one point they cut the wire where the plugs would connect but it was too short. Instead of fixing it I found later they left a wall plate hanging in mid air. The wall plate had screwed down wires which I told them I didn’t want previously, I wanted plugs. This very expensive stereo wire is wasted.
After attempting for three days to get banana plugs gave up and asked for single wire from tv to stereo. Electricians said sure that’s easy. Instead found wire crimped and taped in wall without telling me. Wire is not properly protected. This is very expensive wire and breaks degrade quality per stereo store and online research. This is not what I asked for and hid in wall without telling me.
Installing the living room lights was part of the original request and 3 day estimate estimate and never completed. I moved the lights where I wanted myself and paid a second electrical company to wire them. (The second electricians checked specifications of parts before installing and found an issue which we fixed without installing incorrectly or ruining the lights).
I gave the electricians a new dimmer in box like this and instructions for lights. They did not check the specs and installed incompatible parts. They left and the lights blinked on and off even when turned off. Eventually they stopped working completely. According to new electricians could be burned out and ruined. I had replaced them with compatible lights and was planning to sell them. They were expensive.
Initial electrician on site told me did not need breaker upgrade for new water heater. When I tried to get the owner to call to discuss he refused to call or promised to call and never did. I asked two other electrical companies to come take a look. Both said needed upgrade, explained with math, not guessing. Said without would damage water heater. When I sent the owner a letter letting him know this and the rest and that I was hiring someone else, he sent a quote for a breaker upgrade.
I told the owner of the electrical company I wanted nice plugs in the wall for the wires. He said this was easy and they do it all the time. His crew did not show up with the right equipment and after three attempts still wasn’t right. I bought this myself to have someone else install which is what I wanted in the first place.