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Old 12-12-2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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What is a reasonable cost to demo a bathroom (7'x8') and haul away junk?


I am planning to remodel my bathrooms myself. It's a 1950s ranch house with crawl space. I'd like to pay somebody to do the demolition work and haul away the junk. The current bathroom was remodeled in the 1980s. Just one 30" vanity, a small mirror, a toilet and a standard bathtub. The tiles was only in the bathtub area and they go up to like 6'. The bathroom is 7'x8'.

What is the reasonable price for doing this? I am in the SF Bay Area if that helps. Thanks!

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Good luck not getting took on that. I'de do it for $300, but that's just me. I know you're probably going to pay 3 times that in SF.

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The demo is the easy and fun part, why not rent a dumpster and do it yourself and save some money?
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The demo is the easy and fun part, why not rent a dumpster and do it yourself and save some money?
Fun part? Yuck.
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Dump fee --about $300 to $400--Call a dumpster company for a price--

House protection--(you fall under the epa--rrp regulations--$400---

Lead testing--$125

Labor---two men --one day--About $700
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Due to the new EPA regulations the demo is often done by the home owner---even on a contracted bath remodel---as the government has made the demo cost go through the roof.

Two skilled men can have a bathroom stripped to the studs and vacuumed clean in about 6 hours--

However the EPA compliance --adds several hours to the job--and several hundred for the jump suits--dust walls---negative pressure fans --special bagging of all debris ---

Best to do that yourself and spend the money saved on the actual construction.
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Throw it in the back of my truck (what, 1 yard); liability. Heck with that other stuff. $300, I make $100 for 4 hours work.
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Well--there you go---I would have over $100 in costs just putting down carpet protector $40
Handing up a dust wall--$20-- Buying garbage bags $16--and tape $8--and a package of dust masks.

There is the gas $20 and the travel time --and the trip to the dump--tippage fee--

A reasonable cost would start at $800 for a complete gut---

Titan---from leaving your place to returning from the dump--how many hours do you really think that it would take to gut a bath in San Fransisco ? Don't forget the bridge toll and traffic---
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Well--there you go---I would have over $100 in costs just putting down carpet protector $40
Handing up a dust wall--$20-- Buying garbage bags $16--and tape $8--and a package of dust masks.

There is the gas $20 and the travel time --and the trip to the dump--tippage fee--

A reasonable cost would start at $800 for a complete gut---

Titan---from leaving your place to returning from the dump--how many hours do you really think that it would take to gut a bath in San Fransisco ? Don't forget the bridge toll and traffic---
Yeah. I'm talking Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri prices. That's why I said he could expect to pay 3 times that in SF. And it would end up being an all day job.
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Dump fee --about $300 to $400--Call a dumpster company for a price--

House protection--(you fall under the epa--rrp regulations--$400---

Lead testing--$125

Labor---two men --one day--About $700
Doing the job yourself and screwing the government, priceless.
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I was just having fun with that one---prices for everything is so location related---

I live near Chicago--I have done a few jobs there---in some neighborhoods it's cheap and safe to work-

--Others you couldn't park within a block of the job and need to hire someone to guard the truck---

One job we needed to hire "Got Junk" to haul the trash because a special permit was required for a dumpster--and the only place for one was the street--(that bill was $600 for a medium sized truck)

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Haha, I couldn't help but do the visa commercial parody there.
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Well--there you go---I would have over $100 in costs just putting down carpet protector $40
Handing up a dust wall--$20-- Buying garbage bags $16--and tape $8--and a package of dust masks.

There is the gas $20 and the travel time --and the trip to the dump--tippage fee--

A reasonable cost would start at $800 for a complete gut---

Titan---from leaving your place to returning from the dump--how many hours do you really think that it would take to gut a bath in San Fransisco ? Don't forget the bridge toll and traffic---

What? They really put up carpet protector/dust wall and all that???

2 weeks ago I have a legit HVAC company (a big one, not a flight-by-night one) to gut all my 60-year-old covered-by-rat-poop HVAC ducts from the crawl space and from the attic. They didn't do any protection other than laying out a dirty-looking rag on your floor. You know how much dirt those old HVAC ducts from the crawl space had? Thus, I asked the guys go home and I rescheduled another day for that work. Then I myself, spent 6 hours covering everywhere that these guys might go through with thin plastic sheets. I am glad I did that 'cause during the actual work, there was so much rat poops and dirt and fiber glass pieces around.

Another incidence, 6 months ago before I moved in, I hired a contractor to gut the kitchen and did a complete removal. He just hauled the stuffs to the dumpster with his minivan, no fancy stuffs. Keeps me wondering.
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For us, it took about 25 large contractor bags to haul away. I would do the demo myself, and haul to the dump, by renting a pick up, or pay some hauler to pick up the bags after they are filled. Make sure that you double or triple bag them. Now of course, there is the Dumpster in a bag, and being that you are in Frisco with Waste Management being the main recycler, talk to them.
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What? They really put up carpet protector/dust wall and all that??? .

I hate cleaning up a mess---much easier to prevent one with lots of protection.


I know that I'm not the only remodeler that uses a lot of area protection--

People like their houses-that's why they called---the place better be clean as humanly possible while we work--

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