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#10473 - 06/13/02 07:45 AM What would you charge?  
Don W  Offline
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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 07:47 AM Re: What would you charge?  
Happi_Man  Offline
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Columbus, Ohio - USA
Got any idea how long it would take?

#10475 - 06/13/02 07:56 AM Re: What would you charge?  
Don W  Offline
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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 08:00 AM Re: What would you charge?  
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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...

#10477 - 06/13/02 09:36 PM Re: What would you charge?  
master66  Offline
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Posts: 257
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?

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

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#10479 - 06/15/02 02:51 AM Re: What would you charge?  
Resistor  Offline
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Posts: 29
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.

#10480 - 06/15/02 05:35 AM Re: What would you charge?  
pauluk  Offline
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Norfolk, England
Posts, cable trenches and any similar sends me straight to my GC neighbor who assists me on these sort of jobs.

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#10481 - 06/15/02 09:33 AM Re: What would you charge?  
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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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