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Old 12-02-2018, 04:15 PM   #16
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SWAG (semi wild ass guess)
Glad you defined what you think that means.

Most people call it Scientific wild ass guess.

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Old 12-02-2018, 04:34 PM   #17
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I am amazed that you are willing to do all of that, yet not touch the existing tub and fixture. Like others have pointed out, bath remodels can be tricky, especially when you want to keep it usable. Doing things in phases will make the price go up slightly, as it means more times set up/tear down, and possibly more total visits.

I would consider checking with whomever is doing the stair rail. At the very least, that drywall work could be combined with the drywall repairs in the bath to save a few dollars. Same guy may be able to handle your bath remodel also, as it doesn't contain major plumbing or electrical.
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Few years ago, my friend's bathroom was in rough shape. I was coming in to feed her animals while she was in the hospital, and figured it would be a nice surprise if she comes back and finds her bathroom fixed up. 2 or 3 hours a day, for two or three weeks should give me plenty of time. After 2 or 3 weeks, I had to tell the outfit I was doing work for that I needed a week off to finish my friends bathroom.


Among many nice surprises, after pulling a few things off, I found that it indeed included a heating duct made of plastic dryer vent. She kept an electric heater in her bathroom because it was always cold. You know what plastic dryer duct looks like after maybe 30 years of being used as a heating duct? ---- it looks like dust. Totally disintegrated and all the hot air going up a chase in the wall.

WOW - I'm sure that was an educational experience that changed your perspective on a lot of things.

I hope it all ended well for her - and for you. I'm sure you made her happy but it sounds like you paid a big price - just because you're a good guy. Bless you.

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Side note: SWAG was also a mob acronym for Stuff We All Get.
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Interesting. Does the Clinton Foundation also use the term SWAG? Asking for a friend.
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Be careful. We don't want the thread moved to the CBR.
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Thanks Guapo - I shouldn't have posted that. But....
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use this tool www.homewyse.com its free and stays up to date with national labor prices.
Start building a spread sheet of hired help and compare to the homewyse website numbers.
Also there is slection of material quality, company overhead and other factors then justify increase or decrease of COST of labor.

I can tell you this that the big box stores will take a loss on installed sales to get you to buy there stuff materials in a remodel job- but the skills of the blue and the orange are mostly below sub standard. I have redone or fixed countless HD and lowes installed sales projects. (5) of them were on your list.



The more you know how something works or takes to build(remodel) the better you can negiotate/compare, understand, communicate and appreciate.
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I am amazed that you are willing to do all of that, yet not touch the existing tub and fixture. Like others have pointed out, bath remodels can be tricky, especially when you want to keep it usable. Doing things in phases will make the price go up slightly, as it means more times set up/tear down, and possibly more total visits.

I would consider checking with whomever is doing the stair rail. At the very least, that drywall work could be combined with the drywall repairs in the bath to save a few dollars. Same guy may be able to handle your bath remodel also, as it doesn't contain major plumbing or electrical.

Thanks for your thoughts sixeightten.

FYI the tub fixtures were replaced a few months ago - costly.
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Glad you defined what you think that means.

Most people call it Scientific wild ass guess.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scie...wild-ass_guess

I was given that definition some thirty plus years ago - a week or so before wikipedia originated.
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I was given that definition some thirty plus years ago - a week or so before wikipedia originated.
There is a contradiction between the phrases.
Wiki turns 18 next month.
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