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  1. richo106
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    richo106 Active EF Member

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    Hi,

    Just on abit of advice on how you guys would price up a job that just involves changing socket/switches fronts from white to antique brass.

    The client has supplied all the materials and ive checked that there are cpc's present at the switches.

    There are 38 points to swap in total would you guys quote a price per point? and if you did what would you charge?

    All help greatly appreciated thanks
     
  2. Pete999
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    How long do you reckon it will take you to change all the fittings, if it's a days work charge the day rate for Electricians in your area. Oh and don't forget to charge for certifying each circuit you alter.
     
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  3. Phil Thompson
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    Phil Thompson Let us light up your life! Electrician's Arms

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    How long do you think it would take you?

    I'd estimate 4 an hour, so be thinking around £250 for my area, a bit more if you think you might get a few awkward ones.
     
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  4. buzzlightyear
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    did he pay for looking at all switches for any earths to back boxes .
     
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  5. Spoon
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    I take it you have told him that if any of the sockets/switches goes faulty in the 12 months its up to him to sort it out as he bought the items and not you.
     
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  6. Pete999
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    Don't forget Notifying The LBC if any of the work is notifiable. Bathrooms shower rooms etc, that's an added cost
     
  7. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    i'd price that at a day's labour. no certificate required, but a MWC would be beneficial to cover your arse in case client or somebody else started mucking about altering circuits like adding points.
     
  8. Murdoch
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    Don't forget to factor a reel of 1.5 mm GY with you.....
     
  9. Murdoch
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    Really? I don't think so.
     
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  10. Spoon
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    Doesn't this apply? or am I missing something
    (543.1.1)
    the cross-sectional area shall be not less than 2.5 mm2 copper equivalent if protection against mechanical damage is provided, and 4 mm2 copper equivalent if mechanical protection is not provided (see also Regulation 543.3.1).
     
  11. Murdoch
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    ^^ well on the shiny chrome fittings I've just fitted 2.5 mm would have been a total overkill as the link from the back box to the switch and I'm not sure they would have fitted!
     
  12. Pete999
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    Not with you Spoon, what has this got to do with original post? or am I missing something as well?
     
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  13. Spoon
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    Hi mate. nothing to do with the original post or I would have quoted it.
    I quoted Murdoch's post. Now I understand what he was getting at. :smile:
     
  14. Pete999
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    Right, I think, there is obviously a glitch somewhere cus I cant see a post by Murdoch in this thread.
     
  15. Murdoch
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    What, none of them ?
     
  16. richo106
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    richo106 Active EF Member

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    Thank you for all your replies,

    If in another case there were no CPC's at the switches and the client wanted metal switch plates... what are the options? as obviously running in a CPC to each switch will be a big/messy job.

    Thanks
     
  17. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    He must have pressed the 'ignore' button - vortigern was explaining about blocking yesterday and it seemed that you get all other posts except the person blocked - must be quite off putting and disjointed!
     
  18. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    He must have pressed the 'ignore' button - vortigern was explaining about blocking yesterday and it seemed that you get all other posts except the person blocked - must be quite off putting and disjointed!
     
  19. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Chrome covered plastic or Hager, click white fittings as per the other thread going at the moment.
     
  20. Spoon
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    What do you see for posts #8, #9, #11 & #15?
    As above, see if you have not ignored him by accident.
     
  21. Pete999
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    Right I had better check sorry for any confusion Spoon, all better now, don't know how that happened but the ignore button had been activated.
     
  22. Spoon
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    No need to apologise mate. These things happen...
     
  23. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Crisps, I was getting right confused and in a panic, thought I was having to go back to all those metal cooker switches and earth with 6mm.

    Pete, perhaps the posts were Echolalia'd!
     
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