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#265497 24-Jan-2020 12:51
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What is the typical hourly rate for an electrician & would you expect to pay extra for an electrician to supply a C.O.C  on their own work ?





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  #2405803 24-Jan-2020 13:21
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We used an electrician about 12 months ago. $65 per hour, COC cert $20, plus GST. I was happy with that.


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  #2406018 24-Jan-2020 13:57
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Here in Christchurch: (Laser Electrical - Riccarton)

 

Recently paid $75.00 / hr and $30.00 for the certificate, and a "Site visit charge" of $26.00, all plus GST.

 

Could not even get a reply from my previous electrician! This was my 5th attempt of the ones who said they would do the job, to actually get one to show up!

 

He was very tidy and professional, very happy with the job and price. (And he arrived when the office said he would.)


 
 
 
 


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  #2406071 24-Jan-2020 14:12
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clive100:

 

What is the typical hourly rate for an electrician & would you expect to pay extra for an electrician to supply a C.O.C  on their own work ?

 

 

 

 

about 240 volts ?


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  #2406108 24-Jan-2020 14:46
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sir1963:

 

clive100:

 

What is the typical hourly rate for an electrician & would you expect to pay extra for an electrician to supply a C.O.C  on their own work ?

 

 

 

 

about 240 volts ?

 

 

Yeah. That's not a bad charge, I'll give them a plug


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  #2406109 24-Jan-2020 14:47
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Charge is measured in Ah (or C).





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  #2406114 24-Jan-2020 15:00
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Thats like telling a joke then spending 5 minutes explaining the detail. Best left alone


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  #2406139 24-Jan-2020 15:57
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Batman:

 

Charge is measured in Ah (or C).

 

 

 

 

Actually it is the Coulomb C with the symbol Q where Q=CV, however the amusement has been discharged by now.


 
 
 
 


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  #2406142 24-Jan-2020 16:06
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If the electrician has performed general electrical work then a COC is mandatory and must be completed by the electrician who did the work. Other than the time it takes to complete you shouldn't really be paying anything extra for a COC as all the testing required is also mandatory. I understand some electricians will charge as every little bit of income helps.




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  #2406146 24-Jan-2020 16:19
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TheMantis:

 

If the electrician has performed general electrical work then a COC is mandatory and must be completed by the electrician who did the work. Other than the time it takes to complete you shouldn't really be paying anything extra for a COC as all the testing required is also mandatory. I understand some electricians will charge as every little bit of income helps.

 

 

I agree. As it is mandatory then it is part of the labour content of doing the job & should not be an added on charge. It's double dipping in my eyes. 

 

 





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  #2406151 24-Jan-2020 16:42
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We paid 75 per hour and 35 per hour for the apprentice in Wellington area

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  #2406169 24-Jan-2020 17:27
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clive100:

 

As it is mandatory then it is part of the labour content of doing the job & should not be an added on charge. It's double dipping in my eyes. 

 

 

Well, there is a cost involved so I guess there are 2 ways of doing it.

 

1/ treat it as an overhead and build it into your hourly rate. Problem here is that the person building a new house pays a disproportionally high amount, the person getting a minor job done pays a disproportionally low amount.

 

2/ treat it as a separate cost and everyone pays a fair amount. Advantage here is that you are given a constant reminder of compliance costs foisted on contractors. As the customer you can minimize the impact of this charge by saving up a few small jobs for a single visit ( much the same as a travel charge).




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  #2406173 24-Jan-2020 17:37
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traderstu:

 

clive100:

 

As it is mandatory then it is part of the labour content of doing the job & should not be an added on charge. It's double dipping in my eyes. 

 

 

Well, there is a cost involved so I guess there are 2 ways of doing it.

 

1/ treat it as an overhead and build it into your hourly rate. Problem here is that the person building a new house pays a disproportionally high amount, the person getting a minor job done pays a disproportionally low amount.

 

2/ treat it as a separate cost and everyone pays a fair amount. Advantage here is that you are given a constant reminder of compliance costs foisted on contractors. As the customer you can minimize the impact of this charge by saving up a few small jobs for a single visit ( much the same as a travel charge).

 

 

Fair point but if you had multiple jobs then wouldn't you need a COC for each individual job as each would/could be a separate installation ? 





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  #2406174 24-Jan-2020 17:41
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No

 

The job that I mentioned in the second post included:

 

replace fluorescent with new

 

wired new power point in garage

 

wired new power point in shed

 

wired new light sensor at shed

 

all covered under the same COC certificate


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  #2406185 24-Jan-2020 18:19
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Stu1: We paid 75 per hour and 35 per hour for the apprentice in Wellington area

 

We paid $70 / $35 last year for the same split. Travel fees always get you.


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  #2406200 24-Jan-2020 18:58
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After the last visit, $0.. I've been emailing for over a year asking for an invoice. But nothing as of yet...

 

That was to replace a thermostat in the hot water cylinder.

 

I'll be using those guys again.


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