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#10473 - 06/13/02 04:45 AM What would you charge?
Don W Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
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Loc: North East Ohio
What would you charge for labor only to install a 4x4x12 wood post.(digging by hand) Install a 100 amp weather proof 4 space panel, meter base, 10' 1 1/4" rigid mast, #4 wire and other hardware related. Cut and re-hook live service drop to new service. Hand dig and install 30' of 3/4" PVC with 3- #6 conductors feeding a well pump. Thanks for any input on this.
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#10474 - 06/13/02 04:47 AM Re: What would you charge?
Happi_Man Offline
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Registered: 06/12/02
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Loc: Columbus, Ohio - USA
Got any idea how long it would take?
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#10475 - 06/13/02 04:56 AM Re: What would you charge?
Don W Offline
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Loc: North East Ohio
We are looking a 8 hours because of the location is a wooded area with lots of tree roots and rocks in the soil. Expecting a rough time on the digging.
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#10476 - 06/13/02 05:00 AM Re: What would you charge?
Happi_Man Offline
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Loc: Columbus, Ohio - USA
We would probably charge 40 bucks per man-hour (you said labor only right?). That might be a little low though - depending on your area.

You might see what a few others around here think - I am still in my amateur phase...
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#10477 - 06/13/02 06:36 PM Re: What would you charge?
master66 Offline
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Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 257
Loc: Masontown, PA, USA
If you could get that for that house, we would be doing houses.

The last time this was discussed, you guys were saying $3500 - $4000.

Where is arsegee?
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#10478 - 06/14/02 03:59 AM Re: What would you charge?
sparky Offline
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I would be hiring a 'digger'.......

[i]( so i'm a whimp....)/i]
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#10479 - 06/14/02 11:51 PM Re: What would you charge?
Resistor Offline
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Registered: 06/26/01
Posts: 29
Loc: Huntersville, NC USA
Don't feel lonely Sparky, I always hated digging and still hate driving the ground rods. Much easier to find kids and pay a little, than kill yourself.

Also gave up on wiring new homes. Never did make the money we should have. I do only additions since I can handle most myself. And since its lower cost the customers don't freak out as easily when the price goes up do to their changes.
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#10480 - 06/15/02 02:35 AM Re: What would you charge?
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7520
Loc: Norfolk, England
Posts, cable trenches and any similar sends me straight to my GC neighbor who assists me on these sort of jobs.

O.K., so I'm a weakling......
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#10481 - 06/15/02 06:33 AM Re: What would you charge?
sparky66wv Offline
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Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2232
Loc: West Virginia
Joe (my partner) loves to dig, drive rods, climb in attics, etc. He's got the strength to weight ratio of titanium, and outweighs me by a mere 15 lbs... all muscle mass.

He regulary does mountain climbing, and I've seen him do one-armed pull-ups and push-ups, and pull ups by sqeezing a ceiling joist (not putting any fingers over the top.)

And I have to keep up with this guy!

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