Originally Posted By: wdecker
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Never let code enter into the conversation with contractors. They, pr9obably, will be unable to speak any other language, but just keep saying your standards are state set and exceed code.
I actually had a guy who told me, right to my face, that if he exceeded code standards that that, all by itself, would be a violation of code.
In other words. New construction. Long electrical run to master bedroom (> 130"). All outlets measured as having > 12% voltage drop on 15 amp curcuits.
Told the contractor that the run was too long and/or he had some loose connections. Recommended that he run 12 AWG instead of 14. He said that to use 12 AWG on a 15 amp circuit would be a code violation.
Some of these small time GCs really need to get a clue. They are just cookbooking.
Decker Home Services
Skokie, IL 60076