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#3844 - 08/30/01 06:43 PM costs
stan Offline

Registered: 08/15/01
Posts: 38
Loc: ky
today i just got paid for wiring a new home
985 sq feet (small) 200 amp service the general contractor bought the supplies i just charged for labor $1400.00 .
the question is am i in the ballpark for my price ? or to low? i had one laborer.

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#3845 - 08/30/01 06:51 PM Re: costs

Did you make enough money on the job?
Your price seems okay.

Were the supplies selected and delivered for you too?

#3846 - 08/30/01 06:53 PM Re: costs
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia
I would not say you were too low...

But then again I'm dumb enough to bid $4800 on a 2600 SF custom home and I'm kicking myself for it now...

"...This is the job that never ends...
...Yes it goes on and on my friends...
...Someone started working it not knowing what it was...
...and they'll continue working it forever just because..." (repeat ad infinitum...)

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 08-30-2001).]

#3847 - 08/30/01 09:51 PM Re: costs
Dallas Offline

Registered: 08/07/01
Posts: 159
Loc: North Salem, IN 46165
If the $1400 was labor only for 985 sq ft, I'd say you did pretty well. How many hours did it take two of you?

200 amps for 985 square feet? goodness!

#3848 - 08/31/01 01:58 AM Re: costs
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
Note that despite the small area, the amenities may still remain, i.e.--pig, dish,dryer, wash, etc,etc,.

I have asked the sq.ft. vs. $ per ft. Q of many GC's that claim the $ per ft will go up as the home shrinks due to this.

i must go chant the verse now...

#3849 - 08/31/01 05:06 AM Re: costs
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
This chant can be sung to "Come and see the Show" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer. I'm going to work on the endless church job today.
Let's see..ahem..."Welcome back my friends to the job that................

#3850 - 08/31/01 09:09 AM Re: costs
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia
I paraphrased Shari Lewis' Lambchop song...
"This is the song that never ends..."

But hey! That's Cool with ELP!

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 08-31-2001).]

#3851 - 08/31/01 11:31 AM Re: costs
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
Emerson, Lake & Palmer!
A one-time favorite. Saw them twice.

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