an electrician no-show?
In June, the long-awaited electrician finally showed up. We're remodeling, and his jobs included installing recessed lighting, activating attic fans, re-wiring an outbuilding, and putting a kitchen light over the sink. He did not finish the jobs, so we haven't paid him the $800 agreed upon. We also blow a fuse everytime we use the bathroom fan, a problem we never had before he worked on the wiring. Not only have we called him, but so have the contractor and the floor man. He's never showed up, and I can't finish the remodel w/o him. Floor man called again yesterday and left message; the call was not returned. The contractor has spoken with the electrician, who says things like, "I'll get out there the first of the week. I've got a lot of money tied up over there!"
I'm not sure where I stand with him. Can I not hire another electrician to finish the work and repair the mistakes? The floor guy asked him to call us and said we were waiting for him to complete the wiring before the remodel can continue. Still nothing. What message can I leave that will get him over here? chery-va