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Old 03-02-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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I recently had a contractor come out to my house to install a first floor bathroom exhaust fan as well as to vent it outside the house. The room above it is a bedroom. The quote is $450.00. Is it a good price?
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Supply and install exhaust fan in bath tie into existing bath light and vent out side and
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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Little late now to ask.
How many prices did you get before having him do the job?
No one can see your house from here, know how many storys or what the pitch is on the roof, did they have to run wiring, add a switch or even know what area you live in, so it's hard to say.

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I wasn't clear, the work has not been started nor even agreed upon, its just a quote before I move forward. I got 3 prices, everyone else I called didn't even call me back. Its a first floor bathroom so it will be vented through the side wall. The electrial can just be jumped from the light switch.
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I bid a job, 2 bathrooms not enough ventilation. Bought 2 110 cfm Brone fan vents. in attic saw no vent pipe and fan exhausting into 18" of insulation.Higher end house,builder cutting corners.
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It sounds very reasonable to me, but I am assuming you have no fan now. Is this true? or are we talking about a replacement? The reason I ask is that he has to pull Romex to the fan location, and cut in a wall cap, and run flue pipe. Does the price include repairing and painting the drywall he has to cut out or is this on you? Are you in Philly?
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Since this is a DIY site. Contractor estimate questions are not good questions to ask.

"How much will it cost?" Asking for price estimates here.
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If you could give us a bit more info, that would help to at least allow us to judge how much work it is, and how long it would take. Repairing drywall takes time
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If you could give us a bit more info, that would help to at least allow us to judge how much work it is, and how long it would take. Repairing drywall takes time
Not that long to repair. A proper drywall repair can be done two days. First replace, tape & mud, let dry, sand, second coat let dry. Second day, sand, prime, paint, and done.
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I always apply at least three coats. Maybe you are better than me at it. I always use the green top can too though which dries slower. You cant see my repairs when I'm done.
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Pricing questions are never easy to answer here-----If the contractor and the customer are satisfied--then the price was fair!

I believe that price sounds right from here-----
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Tear down old ceiling, install fan and 4" duct line and exhaust vent cap outside. Fish electrical wire down to switch location and change light switch to a double box, install new drywall ceiling, tape, paint.. for $450?? CHEAP
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Tear down old ceiling, install fan and 4" duct line and exhaust vent cap outside. Fish electrical wire down to switch location and change light switch to a double box, install new drywall ceiling, tape, paint.. for $450?? CHEAP
Doubt it would be a complete tear off. If you know what you are doing, it is a very small repair. Figure if the joists above are 16 o/c, you would have a section that wide, then a few sections along the way to help pull the duct work over to the outside wall.

Where the fan would go, the spot again would only be as large as the fan. For the wiring, again, just need to cut a few spots depending on how large of a room, but usually with Fish sticks, you can do it with one hole for the fan, and the hole next to the wall, so you can pull the wire up and over the top plate.

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