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Old 03-15-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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Fair price for pocket door install?


I was just quoted 2 grand for installation of a pocket door. That's demolition, reframing and installing the door. Contractor says existing 24 x 80 bathroom door can be used.

There isn't anything unusual about this install. The wall isn't load bearing and there are no plumbing pipes inside the wall.

Is this price fair? I may end up trying to do it myself if I can't get the price down.

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Old 03-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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A few questions:

Where are you located?
Does this include: Permits, demo, framing, drywall, painting, finish carpentry, and all materials?

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Get more quotes and you will know.
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A small job still has proportionately more setup. Drywall patching will take multiple trips. Where the job is relative to access to work area and material moving. Get as local a contractor as you can find to reduce overhead.
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Get some more prices and you will know if it's to high.
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A few questions:

Where are you located?
Does this include: Permits, demo, framing, drywall, painting, finish carpentry, and all materials?
I'm in NYC and yes.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:00 PM   #7
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No, especially in NYC it costs 30 dollars for a hamburger there. Do you realize that whith a pocket door you really need a double framed wall? The door hangs on rails between the two walls, usually built with 2 x 3's and the jambs etc will be custom. Good rails for a pocket door cost over 200 bucks then theres all the other stuff. I would go wider than 2ft though if you can.

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