Saturday, August 23, 2008

The hot tub dilemma

My hot tub is here; it's full of water, and the water has been tested so we'll know what brew of chemicals to use.  I'm not IN my hot tub, though.

We can't seem to get an electrician to come out and wire it up.  Oh, we've called two guys we know personally.  One doesn't return our calls, and the other said he'd be here to check it out Wednesday.  LAST Wednesday.  No show.

So I guess our next step is to draw an electrician out of the hat:  in other words, consult our yellow pages and local ads.  That's how we found both the garage-builder AND the carpenter who's doing all our deck work, and so far they've worked out fine.

Wish us luck.

I can't help but wonder, though, why people won't return calls.  After all, it's their bread and butter.  If they're just too busy, I'd accept it.  I'd simply like to know what's going on.

I sure would like to soak in my hot tub.

8 comments:

heyuno said...

call Leach, I am sure she knows someone.

robinngabster said...

Hope you get plugged in soon!

madcobug said...

I hope you can find someone soon who will be prompt in getting out there and getting that wiring done. I know you would really like to get in that tub. Helen

lmitc89854 said...

I used to sweep the snow off my hot tub and get into it in the winter. so much fun!  Get a warm robe though!!  

gen0507 said...

That is so aggravating!!!  I hope you find someone soon to come out & take care of that situation.  

Hollie

ryanagi said...

Yeah, I had a candid conversation with the contractor who did our basement remodel. He was having issues finding an electrician to wire up some light fixtures for us. Basically, he said it's hard to find anyone in that type of profession to take the time to do a job where the hassel to cost ratio isn't in their favor. In other words, they only want to do jobs where they are going to make a big profit.  Our contractor told us to find someone who specialized in handy-man or odd-job work who is also licensed to do electrical work.  Not easy, since they don't usually advertise and get most of their work through word of mouth.  Good luck!

bookncoffee said...

I guess people get so busy they just don't care.  Maybe they hate saying "no I can't do it".  We had this issue with our lawn mower guy.  He said he covered our new area we live in.  He did great when we lived in Gallatin.  Now he won't return calls.  Hope you get your hot tub up and running soon.  It will be so nice.  

redpoppy007 said...

u guys need that hottub with all the work you have been doing.
Hope they get it hooked up soon!!