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Old 09-02-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
 
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Default CHEAP Electrician! I Found one

I found a local guy who does electrical work. He just finished a job at my house last night and I couldn't be happier.
The guy has his own business doing electrical, plumbing, carpentry, tile, drywall etc etc
He is also a full time firefighter. He is out of marengo but will drive where ever.
He installed a 100amp sub panel, 100 feet of #8 wire alone. In total 12 1900 boxes. 2 of them were expansions off other boxes. The other 10 were all 110 or 220 circuits each on it's own dedicated circuit. Ran all the conduit on the wall, strapped it down every 5 feet. Everything is up to code and works perfect.

He looked at what I needed and we went to home depot to buy everything. And he got started working around 4:30pm and finished at midnight.

I'll grab his number when I get home for anyone that needs work.
I don't even want to tell you what I paid because it was really inexpensive. Maybe he underbid it, I don't know. But he never once argued price, I tried to buy him dinner but he didn't want it. I got him a few drinks throughout the night.
Super nice guy, and did an awesome job.

Name is Todd Jones and his company is EMS. I'll upload his business card later

Todd jones. 815-482-6134
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Sort of like finding a cheap brain surgeon
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So you let a firefighter who says he can also do the jobs of 3 other skilled trades do electrical work at your house? How do you know it's up to code, because he said?
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Firefighter+electric = job security?
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So you let a firefighter who says he can also do the jobs of 3 other skilled trades do electrical work at your house? How do you know it's up to code, because he said?
Firefighter work schedules allows them to pretty easily be involved in other trades in defense of this.

As far as it being 'up to code', if he is a licensed business he wouldn't risk his License by taking short cuts, and then there is the whole morality of being a fire fighter and putting someone else at risk.

the electrician I had do my work locally was "Adrian Electric", its a small operation (3 guys I believe?), but their prices were excellent, and he took the time to explain things to me prior to making recommendations in a way that I understood. He also was happy to answer all my questions, and actually recommended against an 'up sell' that I had asked about (Going to a 200 amp panel) based upon my usage and even future needs.

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So you let a firefighter who says he can also do the jobs of 3 other skilled trades do electrical work at your house? How do you know it's up to code, because he said?
A lot of fireman are also in the trades. We have 3 fireman who work with us part time, and all 3 hold union carpentry cards.
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My fireman buddy works 6 days a month. He has plenty of time on his hands.
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Ya it seems like all firemen have side gigs or full companies, what happens when you work 2-3 straight days out of 7
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Ya it seems like all firemen have side gigs or full companies, what happens when you work 2-3 straight days out of 7
you sleep a lot at the firehouse.
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