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New and Improved Bid Calculator #155460 06/07/01 08:46 AM
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sparky66wv Offline OP
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OK folks...

Here's my latest effort at Bidding Spreadsheets. This one is much more concise, and leaves fewer variables to mere assumptions.

It is designed for Residential new construction in framed houses, and is primarily an aid for wire take-off.

All yellow areas can be adjusted to fit your prices without effecting the equations. The blue and green cells have equations that can be edited if you dare to dive into them. Just unlock the protection.

It is also now designed for minimums in labor and materials, not including any extras or overhead.

Try it out!

-Virgil


Bid Calculator v1.41

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 01-08-2005).]


-Virgil
Residential/Commercial Inspector
5 Star Inspections
Member IAEI
Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:
Re: New and Improved Bid Calculator #155461 06/10/01 10:02 AM
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electure Offline
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Virgil's a darn smart guy. I've been playing with this bidder and it really works well. There is only one modification I would make to his bidding process, that being the $22 labor figure, which should at least be doubled. As a knowledgeable, thorough, conscientious, and ethical ELECTRICIAN, he's giving himself away.(Virgil, I know you're going with all the market will bear, but you're worth much more)

Re: New and Improved Bid Calculator #155462 06/12/01 06:31 AM
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Kudo's Virgil !
the attention to detail is phenomenal!

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Re: New and Improved Bid Calculator #155463 12/21/04 11:02 PM
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When I try to open the Excel file it says I am forbidden?

Re: New and Improved Bid Calculator #155464 12/22/04 12:58 PM
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Me too, I get a message:


Forbidden
Remote Host: [10.11.96.101]

You do not have permission to access http://kellyelectric.electrical-contractor.net/bid_calculator/BidCalcXLS.zip
Data files must be stored on the same site they are linked from.

How does one get past this and be able to download Virgil's great work??

Re: New and Improved Bid Calculator #155465 12/22/04 01:32 PM
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Edward Offline
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Yes i am getting the same error message.


Thanks
Edward
Re: New and Improved Bid Calculator #155466 12/29/04 10:55 PM
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coachman Offline
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Ditto on Forbidden

Re: New and Improved Bid Calculator #155467 12/30/04 03:18 PM
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The file you are trying to access is on a private website. I sent an email to Virgil asking if we make it available on ECN.

Bill

Re: New and Improved Bid Calculator #155468 01/06/05 11:06 AM
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sparky66wv Offline OP
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Doh!

Sorry folks, my bad, as the kids say...

I plan to tweak a few errors and update some pricing (which is editable for your use) and then make it available again. I also have been working on a motor load calculator and and chart that compares Derated THHN in EMT with Voltage Drop.

Give me a couple of weeks and I'll anounce when they are ready in a new thread!

Thanks!

-Virgil


-Virgil
Residential/Commercial Inspector
5 Star Inspections
Member IAEI
Re: New and Improved Bid Calculator #155469 01/07/05 11:04 PM
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Virgil sent me the following message (and files) to share with you all:
Quote
Attached are the three Calculators I've been working on.


Bid Calculator v1.41
-Residential Calculator for Dwellings- Branch Circuits only


Motor Load Calculator v1.1
-Motor Load Calculator that gives total KVA using 40% of largest Motor


THHN-EMT Calculator v1.1
-Interesting Calculator that compares the inverse proportions of derated
THHN conductors in EMT to Voltage Drop... Very Insightful information.


To the gurus:


Please help me to correct any errors I have made in the spreadsheets.
Simply pointing out errors would be great, but also ways to make the
formulas more accurate or just simpler would be also welcome.


All files are in Works format, will submit Excell formats when I can...


Thanks...


-Virgil Kelly
Kelly Electric

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