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Best answered by an attorney in your state. In Virginia, we have a very simple legal filing called a "warrant in debt" which demands collection of such debts. The process varies by state; hopefully there is a simple means to make your claim in Georgia, as the legal fees for filing and pursuing a full-blown lawsuit would likely well exceed the amount due back to you.
You may also consider filing a formal complaint with the professional licensure board. In Georgia, that is a division of the Secretary of State. See:
Misapplication of construction funds is a serious offense. You will have to determine with your attorney whether you wish to pursue.
Georgia has a criminal statute, O.C.G.A. §16-8-15, titled: Conversion of payments for real property improvements. This statute provides a criminal cause of action if:
Any contractor, sub, or other person who with intent to defraud shall use the proceeds of any payment made to him on account of improving certain real property for any other purpose than to pay for labor or services performed on or materials furnished by his order for this specific improvement while any amount for which he may be or become liable for such labor, services, or materials remains unpaid commits a felony.
Hey, which electrician did you consult? Electricians do a variety of work in the home and in commercial premises to ensure the electrical installation operates efficiently. They also operate to the correct electricity standards and measures. We are also facing the same problem and are planning to hire electrician NJ as they are experts in dealing with such situations.
I cannot say that I've ever done this or known anyone who has, however, I found this helpful step by step on the internet from someone who says it's relatively easy and can be very cost effective:
For most gensets, simply changing the orifice and a few adjustments will allow the conversion.
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Arc faults can trip easily. "Updated the electrical" is a broad term. It is hard to judge if this is substandard work without knowing the scope of work or if permits were obtained. Did they have permits and inspections? If the work was permitted and completed poorly, you may have some other options of how to proceed if the electrician remains unresponsive.
You definitely want to make sure the person is licensed and that they obtain the proper permits for this. Most "discount" electric panel change-outs are not done well or properly. Proper licensing and permitting will protect you. Try to be home when the inspector comes or contact your municipality directly to verify the inspection was done. Do this BEFORE paying in full.
I'm actually not seeing a wire sticking out of the wall to connect to (in either picture). There should be a wire sticking out somewhere, unless they also clipped that off, or stuffed it behind the window. Also, did they leave behind the other half of the sensor? As others said, wireless may be an option if all else fails in your scenario.
Definitely use the LED bulbs but be sure that they are dimmable. The light output is much, much better than any other type of bulb. I know that they are more expensive but the CFL-type bulbs burn out much too quickly.
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