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Old 02-07-2008, 05:46 PM   #16
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"I can't afford to hire a General Contractor" for my project....


can't blame a guy for trying to save a buck.besides I can do some of the work myself,which I enjoy.Gut out,hang drywall,paint,and finish trim.can you say sweat equity? I just can't do it all and I'm willing to pay good people good money.I'm just looking for fair amount for quality job.

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Old 02-07-2008, 05:50 PM   #17
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Ron the plumber,for instance.How much per hour for you or one of your guys to rough in my bath?
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Ron the plumber,for instance.How much per hour for you or one of your guys to rough in my bath?
See the whole by the hour thing that where all you homeowner wanna be mr builder types go wrong. BID THE JOB, say "Ron how much TOTAL for you to rough my bathroom based on the given conditions" And don't jerk him around and show up with all goofy HO parts from homedepot
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:54 PM   #19
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material already on site.just need somebody to do it right.I will NOT pay travel costs to ohio. sorry.
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:54 PM   #20
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Ron the plumber,for instance.How much per hour for you or one of your guys to rough in my bath?
One I can't answer on a forum, I can't visit the job site, I have no plans, details play a vital role in pricing.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:05 PM   #21
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Funny thing is that people have no idea what the hourly rate goes to. They think it all goes into our pockets. They don't realize the costs of running an actual company:

Gas
Vehicle maintenance (or multi-vehicle)
Tool and equipment maintenance
advertising (if it's done)
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Vehicle insurance
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Workman's comp. (We have to pay about $19.00 per every $100.00 we pay a worker - carpentry)
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Adminstrative: Copying, paper, accounting, stamps, envelops, etc.
Office/storage buildings (if there are)
Etc, etc, etc...

These expenses are one of the things that can seperate the professionals from the hacks (who work out of their car trunks/station wagons), and their cheap prices...

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Old 02-07-2008, 06:10 PM   #22
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Well Ron,Iwouldn't hold you to it , and it's not likely you would take a job in Ohio.Just looking for a ballpark figure to give me an idea as to what to expect,considering the terms I laid out.Only one poster put actual numbers out there and thats all I'm looking for.
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I'm good with that,ATL.Figure it in if thats what it takes.I'm not looking to rip anyone off.
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Well Ron,Iwouldn't hold you to it , and it's not likely you would take a job in Ohio.Just looking for a ballpark figure to give me an idea as to what to expect,considering the terms I laid out.Only one poster put actual numbers out there and thats all I'm looking for.
Considering I don't do T&M for rough plumbing and I won't do it with owner supplied material, 3 to 4 thousand.

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you forgot all the hours you spend giving free estamates and figuring jobs.
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Considering I don't do T&M for rough plumbing and I won't do it with owner supplied material, 3 to 4 thousand.

Good Luck on your project.
That's about right,

Our two plumbers both charge around $3500.00 +, with materials, for the average bathroom remodel.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:24 PM   #27
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Ron, per hour?Well your off the list.I think you included travel.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:27 PM   #28
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ok ,atl,that sounds about right.How long does it take them?
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ok ,atl,that sounds about right.How long does it take them?
That's irrelevant, if it takes them a day or two or a week, that's why there is a bid given, once you accept, that's what it will be, regardless on how long it takes, it gets done, the correct way, up to code, you get a 1 year warranty, your happy, the GC and subs are happy, you move on in life.
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Look on Craig's list to assemble your want something for nothing crew. I am sure the finish product will be impeccable.

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