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Old 02-28-2018, 08:06 AM   #1
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Question for REMODELING CONTRACTORS

Kinda related here, maybe NOT for all in this group.

I was wondering your thoughts about if there was a program that could be offered to be able to
"Certify" a remodeling contractor to be able to perform all trades?

Here is my thought. When pulling permits in many towns be me, plumbing and electrical work need to be done by licensed guys.
I am very skilled and capable to perform those and other trades. Because the work would be inspected by the building departments anyway, why couldn't those trades be done by anyone "certified" to do them. I'm only talking residential work

I would be willing to bump up liability insurance to cover myself.

I think this will get a good amount of discussion and I'm guessing, good points pro and con.
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In my view plumbing is not like electrical. Sure, plumbers can and do make a mess, but they very seldom kill anyone. I've done plumbing related to the tile remodel jobs I've done for years. I seldom worked inside a municipality, and in Texas there are no residential inspectors outside the cities. I would never do electrical, though --- always got an electrician.

There are organizations that "certify" remodeling contractors sort of like CTEF certifies tile setters.
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we have guys here in New Zealand called "plumbers" they do plumbing
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:44 AM   #4
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There's a master mechanical license available that certifies a person to do plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. I don't know what is involved in getting that license.
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First, ya gotta convince the plumbing & electrical lobbies that its in their interest. Then ya gotta convince the legislators it's worth their time. Good luck with that.

Have you ever, or considered, apprenticing under those tradesman and getting licensed yourself? Would take a few years but worth it's weight in silver.
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