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#2475 07/12/01 04:01 AM
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oh, those units! the only time i've seen them is on a trip to AZ. I thought there were rather neat, but would not do well in N.E.
i was really impressed by 108 in the shade out there
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#2476 07/12/01 06:43 AM
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Originally posted by Bill Addiss:
Redsy,

Do you patch and spackle too? Paint?

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I will often put 1 coat of spackle on living space walls or ceilings. On a flush panel that needs a larger opening in a utility room, or other non-living area, I'll put up new drywall, but leave the screw heads unspackled.


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#2477 07/12/01 06:48 AM
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Everyone forgot to mention their region.

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The per hour rates all sound low. I'm in north central Illinois and the wage and benifit package for a JW is 43.35 without any contractor profit or overhead. Contractor billing rates are in the high $60s to low $70s.
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#2479 07/12/01 08:28 AM
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Southern West By God Virginia...

Now I am getting jealous...

I remember $32.05 union wages for a Journeyman in Wisconsin, plus benefits...

If I were to get a job as a master here, I could expect no more than $12 per hour (probably more like $8) and absolutely no benefits. So I'm paying myself almost double what I'd be paid from someone else.


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#2480 07/12/01 04:51 PM
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North Central West By God Virginia.

Prevailing wage & benefits come to about $33 an hour, which is what I charge. Since I'm a one man shop, all overhead is calculated in the material pricing.

Tom


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1)$900 2)$1000.00 3)$60.00 4)t&m 5)$27.00 hr. 6)100 amp revamp $550.00 and up OHIO

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Vermont

the 'arc-less' state

#2483 07/12/01 09:22 PM
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I am in Westchester County NY, suburb of NYC.

1) 200 Amp residentail upgrade. SE Cable(25'), 20-30 existing ckts, surface mt.

$1500 I am doing one of these tomorrow for $1800 because house has knob and tube wiring, 45 feet of SEU, using copper, and square d panel to replace existing, normally I would use a murray or ge contractor kit for less$$.

2) Same as above, except flush mount in drywall with average cutting/patching.

$1800-$1900

3)Ceiling fan with attic access, and fed from switchbox with 14-3.

$300 fan included

4) Same as above with no access above
(cutting & drilling required)

$400 just put two industrial types in a laundromat for $600 had to bend EMT

5)Minimum billing rate-first hour, each additional hour.

$45-$55 per hour depends on nature of work residential

$65 per hour commercial

May sound high to you guys, but the cost of doing business is high here. A typical job costs $20-$40 to file, $40-$100 for underwriters inspection, special paralell groove connectors for Con Ed are $14 each, Parking ticket $55 , lunch $8-$12, parking garage to avoid ticket $28. Bribe $50

#2484 07/12/01 09:54 PM
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all overhead is calculated in the material pricing.

That brings up another good Q...

What materials Markup?

Me: 0% to 20%, usually 0%

Haven't figured out how to "justify" the extra cost to a customer if they ask why...
Especially those that are savvy on what things cost... (75 cents for a 50 cent outlet?!?!)

Don't want to encourage them to get the [wrong] materials themselves... been down that road before...




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