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Electrician recommendation: North Austin/Round Rock area

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Zaphod, Aug 10, 2017.

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  1. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    I did a quick search here but didn't come up with anything. Using Tesla's website for recommended electricians doesn't have many options; Smart Charge America, Grayzer Electric, and Texas Solar Power Company. Anyone have experience with any of these? Other companies that I should contact? Appreciate any recommendations.
     
  2. Boourns

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    I used Smart Charge. I believe they contracted out to a local electrician, so I don't know if the experience will translate. They did good work, but I probably overpaid and communication was not great. I'd look elsewhere first.
     
  3. Rockster

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    I found my Dallas-area electrician on Angie's List. He was great.
     
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    Grazyer did a great install for me back in 2013. Best of 3 proposal ideas for a lengthy cable run; cheapest quote, too.
     
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    Mine was done by Green Light electric, though I did end up having to take the apprentice guy to the urgent care facility when he brought the pile driver down into his shin :confused:
    They were on Tesla's list at the time (2014), curious why they're not there now
     
  7. nostik

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    Just got mine done through SmartCharge and they did a fantastic job.
     
  8. Zaphod

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Should be good start for now. Any other further recommendations are appreciated.

    Hoping to figure out least painful method as breaker box is on the outside of the house on the complete opposite corner from the garage.
     
  9. patoirish

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    Can someone in Austin please help me understand the charging station rebate? My questions are below:

    -What is the actual rebate for? Installation or actual physical materials?
    -Can I get a second rebate if I move? Are there any stipulations around it?

    I ask because I am currently in a condo and plan on installing a charger when I get my Model 3 (Q3). I’m thinking we will move out of the condo within the next 1.5-2 years as our family expands and into a house. Was hoping to double dip on the rebate. Thanks!
     
  10. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    Best call Austin Energy, they will have the current situation for you.
     
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    Agree with this. Definitely call or email. They are pretty responsive.

    [email protected]

    Rebate is for entire cost, parts and labor. Rebate up to $1500.
     
  12. ummgood

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    Just an FYI I decided not to use the rebate because of the bullet point in the fine print that says they can put whatever charger they want on my house. I want control so I decided to not ask for the $850 it would have saved me.
     
  13. patoirish

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    Interesting bullet point.... You don't get to pick the charger?! Also why only $850 and not $1500?

    Have a good experience with Austin detailing? Care to share what you had them do and the cost? Trying to get ready for when I take delivery in a few months. Thanks!
     
  14. ummgood

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    You can pick the charger BUT the fine print says if they want to they can change out the charger to whatever one they want. I don't like that and refuse to ask for the credit. $850 was because they only will credit you back for 1/2 of the cost of your install or $1500 max. My install was $1700 so 1/2 would be $850.

    Brian at Austin Detailing is amazing. He did a great job and bent over backwards for me. I had tint on my side windows and rear window through him. Plus he fixed paint issues and pointed out problems I never noticed that Tesla ended up fixing. I had the Feynlab self heal light installed on the paint/lights/wheels. It was just under 2k I think for all of that plus wash supplies. I will say that there is another Model 3 in silver at my work and mine looks way nicer than theirs. It just shines more.

    Here are some videos of my car (mine is the silver one in these videos)




    This one shows before/after
     
  15. ummgood

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    Also after Tesla painted my car they got clear coat overspray over all of my glass. I took it to Brian and they claybar'd all of my glass for me to get it off. I couldn't get the streaks out of the window.
     

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