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#10473 06/13/02 06:45 AM
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Don W Offline OP
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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.

#10474 06/13/02 06:47 AM
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Got any idea how long it would take?

#10475 06/13/02 06:56 AM
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Don W Offline OP
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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.

#10476 06/13/02 07:00 AM
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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...

#10477 06/13/02 08:36 PM
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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?

#10478 06/14/02 05:59 AM
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I would be hiring a 'digger'.......

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#10479 06/15/02 01:51 AM
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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.

#10480 06/15/02 04:35 AM
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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...... [Linked Image]

#10481 06/15/02 08:33 AM
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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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