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Electricians - how much would you have charged?

 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 9:47am TDA wrote:
Any electricians out there? Had a bill from a local electrical company which seems expensive.
My oven's electrics died. Company in question came round and traced fault to water in my cooker's wall switch (probably from the kettle boiling).
They put a new switch on the wall. Oven now works.
How much would you have charged?
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On 28 Jan 2011 at 9:52am 'ere be monsters wrote:
How much should an electrician charge? About 240 volts.
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 9:55am 'ere be monsters wrote:
How much should a taxi driver charge. A fare rate?
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 10:04am Reliable Plumber wrote:
Depends how long they were there. If they managed to get it done within the hour then maybe a ton.
Good joke ebm, the 240 volt one.
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 10:07am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Join in then!
A slow rock breaker? A pound an hour?
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 12:11pm MC wrote:
Finding the fault should have been very simple as there would have been no mains on the cooker so the switch and fuse in ther switch would have been the very first thing to look at.
I completely understand how a steaming kettle can get water into a wall-based cooker switch, but I've not heard of this damaging the switch before (but then I'm not authority). Normally the trip switch on the consumer unit should blow. If yours didn't there is cause for concern (or your wiring is very old). The electrician should have mentioned this.
I'd have estimated the work at around an hour and the cost of the switch at not more than £20 so 90... or 70 plus materials. I can't see an electrician charging less than 70 for a call-out (but again, I'm not an authority).
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 12:52pm my wifes gonna kill me wrote:
stop being so tight gow
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 12:56pm TDA wrote:
Fair enough, sounds about right. Thought I'd ask anyway.
'My wife's gonna kill me', you don't really get this anonymous forum thing do you? I thought you were supposed to be working by the way.
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 1:06pm Rods Tiger wrote:
EBM - What's a Grecian Urn ?
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 1:20pm Smiler wrote:
Whats orange and sounds like a parrot?
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 1:29pm Smiler wrote:
A parrot
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 3:21pm popeye wrote:
Someone in Lewes complimented me on my driving today. When I got back from shopping there was a note on my windscreen that said Parking Fine. I thought " That was nice"
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 3:47pm Clifford wrote:
Do the cavalry still charge?
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 5:58pm TDA wrote:
These jokes are not Watt I was after.
 
 
On 28 Jan 2011 at 7:53pm Terry Yakki wrote:
What does a backer of the fastest deer win?
A quick buck
 
 
On 29 Jan 2011 at 1:03pm jrsussex wrote:
Following the death of a man by sandpaper Paddy was charged with murder . He pleaded not guilty, his defence being that he only meant to rough him up.
 
 
On 30 Jan 2011 at 11:54am rosebud wrote:
I think you're all being unnecessarily flippant here. What if it were to happen in your ohm?
 
 
On 2 Feb 2011 at 10:04pm popeye wrote:
Watt?


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