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    Hi all,

    If i have a sparkie move a few GPO's in a rendered brick wall, generally would he patch his own chasing though the wall? (GPO's would only be moved 1-2m max). Same for a plumber moveing some taps?

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    No, you will need to organise the repair of the wall yourself.

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    Sparkies usually dont, they find it hard enough to sweep up after themselves on the rare occasion that they feel they need to! Most plumbers I know, myself included will mud a chase in the wall, more in the name of securing the pipework and usually keep it just shy of the brickwork so the renderers can do their thing.
    Plumbers were around long before Jesus was a carpenter

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    Thanks for the responses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderplumb View Post
    Sparkies usually dont, they find it hard enough to sweep up after themselves on the rare occasion that they feel they need to!.
    Thats a bit unfair
    I carry and brush and shovel in my car and do cleanup after myself
    I have even cleaned up a mess or 2 that has been left by a plumber

    I'm actual thinking about buying one of the new De-Walt Vacuum cleaners that runs off a cordless drill battery.
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    I agree with wonderplumb, I work mostly on renovations and where new powerpoints/light switches etc. are fitted I have yet to see a sparkie clean up his mess. Empty packets and boxes left where they lie; a pile of woodchips and plaster under every new powerpoint. Sometimes the client is still living in the house and other times the house is empty but either way there is no need to leave a mess. I was always told ( and live by ) that the three most important things when working in a clients house are ,
    Do a good job
    Charge a fair price
    Don't leave a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nev25 View Post
    Thats a bit unfair
    I carry and brush and shovel in my car and do cleanup after myself
    I have even cleaned up a mess or 2 that has been left by a plumber

    I'm actual thinking about buying one of the new De-Walt Vacuum cleaners that runs off a cordless drill battery.
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    Sorry mate I couldnt help it
    No offence intended of course!
    Mate those dewalt cordless vacuums are the ducks guts, I paid $125 for mine as a bare tool because I aleady have 4 batteries and a charger. They are a wet vac also.
    A sparky who cleans up after himself, mate id love to turn up to fit out after you, usually the plumber is the last to leave and I end up not only cleaning up my own mess, but the sparkies with little bits of wire and boxes that GPO's come in and plastic wrappers, then the kitchen blokes who have left saw dust every where and then the stone blokes who have cut ceasar stone bench tops leaving their ultra fine dust all over the place.
    Plumbers were around long before Jesus was a carpenter

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    ill back you up nev, i always clean up after myself too.

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