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Old 11-10-2017, 11:25 AM   #1
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Estimated Lavor Cost For Replacing Carpet Stairs With White Oak


I have to bid a job where I need to tear off the carpet on the stairs and install new Oak stair treads, a landing, risers and skirts. There are 15 Treads, risers and one Landing. I'm an experienced carpenter but have not done stair treads, could someone estimate how many hours this might take?
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I'm sorry I thought the message was too post it in this section?
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The bttom line is this.

It's impossible to give you an estimate of how much time it will take.

There are too many variables.

Period.
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I have to bid a job where I need to tear off the carpet on the stairs and install new Oak stair treads, a landing, risers and skirts. There are 15 Treads, risers and one Landing. I'm an experienced carpenter but have not done stair treads, could someone estimate how many hours this might take?
Lets put it this way... it's the same as a customer asking you how long it would take them to do it when they've not done it before... what answer would you give them?

Your experience is not with stair treads, so you're approaching it from the same deficit...

While you may be an "experienced carpenter", we have no idea of what that experience entails, nor a host of other variable involved...
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Just plan on one full week.
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with coffee breaks and such, about a week
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2 minutes a Tread and 4 minutes a riser and 8 minutes for the landing is how long it will take... no exceptions.
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with coffee breaks and such, about a week
Don’t forget “watching YouTube videos”
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If you’re doing everything from demo to stain/paint. 2-2.5 hrs per tread is a ballpark.


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Glue up or strip flooring makes a big difference. Type of finish could add a day to the job. Might take your 6 days the first time, 5 days the next time and 4.5 the third time. Way too many variables.


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well, that narrows it down...

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with coffee breaks and such, about a week
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2 minutes a Tread and 4 minutes a riser and 8 minutes for the landing is how long it will take... no exceptions.
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If you’re doing everything from demo to stain/paint. 2-2.5 hrs per tread is a ballpark.
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Glue up or strip flooring makes a big difference. Type of finish could add a day to the job. Might take your 6 days the first time, 5 days the next time and 4.5 the third time. Way too many variables.
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I don't know how much lavors cost.
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I don't know how much lovers cost.
FIFY...

Like everything else, cost is different from area to area ad based on variables...

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FIFY...

Like everything else, cost is different from area to area ad based on variables...
I'm a cheap date.
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I'm a cheap date.
Sounds like you and the OP customer would get along just fine...
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Sounds like you and the OP customer would get along just fine...
The customer is cheap because they asked for a bid?
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It can be pretty nice to have the parts prefinished before you cut them, then a final coat when you're done.
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I have to bid a job where I need to tear off the carpet on the stairs and install new Oak stair treads, a landing, risers and skirts. There are 15 Treads, risers and one Landing. I'm an experienced carpenter but have not done stair treads, could someone estimate how many hours this might take?
$500.00 per tread labor and materials x 16 = $8,000.00

Haul trash and debris to my shop dumpster $400.00

Contractor fee: 22% = $1,760.00

Total cost of project: $10,160.00

might be worth getting out of bed to do that job, probably do the prep and demo with my employees, sub out the floor install, either do the trim in house or sub it. What about the grab rail and the stair railing?

I fell into the "how many hrs trap" when I first started, everything should be a unit cost, sq ft cost, or flat rate, only way to make money, screw how many hrs it takes, how much money do you want to make? Just because I think a job should take 2 hrs doesn't mean it's going ot get done in two hours. Guy shows up at the shop, loads tools, drives to the job, unloads sets up, performs the job, cleans up and goes home, that's 6-8 hrs. Do you want to be in business in five years or not?

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