Alan wrote:We had a terrible experience once with an electrician who made canals in our ceiling and embedded wire without any tubing. We found out later.
It's one of those industries that still has way too much informality, so ask for recommendations. Over time though, we found a reliable guy who works really well.
Even in EU tubing is not required by law if you use the proper cable. Sometimes they even embed the cable into cement to avoid the cost of tubing. If done properly it will not cause you any issues, but what happens if you want to extend the installation or maybe accidentally drill a cable? Then you have a mess... so I would always insist on tubing.
Self-made electricians in Peru are like suicide bombers IMO. Of course you can learn it itself but first of all you need a place that will teach you how it has to be done. I can hardly see it given in Peru, these self-made electricians just copy&paste the bad way of doing things that they look up from their "masters". I'm saying this despite of being a self-made electrician LOL
Alan: I would even make your electrical installation for you if I had time. I did it already in my own properties that I own outside of this country, however I did it not to save costs. I did it just because I wanted it done correctly
I also did solar installations on my self (photovoltaic).
I have a degree in electrical engineering, but I do not work as electrician - no time to work this kind of stuff, really.
In the EU I'm capable to deliver quality as in this picture:
I will tell you what is the problem in this country: you just do not find the necessary utensils here in Peru. You can of course import them but it will be then very expensive. It starts with the wires, they are far away from the quality of material sold in EU (isolation). You will hardly find the tools (crimping tools, crimp materials, DIN rail connectors etc). Forget about Wagos. It is really retarded. If you have to work with local material then any electrician will deliver you only "local" quality.
In Spain you can walk to any bigger Chinese store and buy electrician tools / materials that any self-made electrician in Peru can only dream of. They are not good quality tools but usually sufficient to do decent jobs. Of course you can buy Knippex or so - if you have to make your money with your work it is probably worth the $$$money.