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Old 08-16-2005, 10:49 AM   #1
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Framing In A New Door


I can use some help with pricing on framing in a new door.
It is going between a 40" opening.
I would have to install a pre-hung door, sheetrock, spackle and trim.
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:44 AM   #2
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I can use some help with pricing on framing in a new door.
It is going between a 40" opening.
I would have to install a pre-hung door, sheetrock, spackle and trim.

Are you supplying the door ? Since you need to do some sheetrocking it sounds more involved than a standard install. In my area,Nj near philly. labor alone is 300-400. I would charge at least 400-450 just for the labor.

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I charge a min of 400 just to remove and install a typical 3'0" prehung door in an existing opening ,this does not involve framing or reframing to install a larger door. For a unit with sidelights min of 500 and 600 min for a 6'0' french door. Sliding patio doors at least 800 as the frame and panel need to be assembled.
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Sweet Jesus I want to work in the US of A.

Your labour rates are WAY higher than ours.
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I charge a min of 400 just to remove and install a typical 3'0" prehung door in an existing opening ,this does not involve framing or reframing to install a larger door. For a unit with sidelights min of 500 and 600 min for a 6'0' french door. Sliding patio doors at least 800 as the frame and panel need to be assembled.
Is that $400.00 U.S HOW LONG DOES THIS USUALLY TAKE? I think I need to move to your neck of the woods.
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Sweet Jesus I want to work in the US of A.

Your labour rates are WAY higher than ours.
Nows comes the part were i tell you my health insurance was costing 1300 dollars a month for a family of four, not a typo 1300 a month. Its not all gravy here in the US of A. I traded in our old policy for a high deductible policy but its still is almost 700 a month.
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And to add what bergenbldr said above, my workman's comp is comparable to a second mortgage.
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What company are you using for your insurance? I'm looking for a policy in NJ for a family of 4 as well. It seems that all the big companies (United Heatlhcare, Blue Cross, etc) are a PITA. Did you use a local company?

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What company are you using for your insurance? I'm looking for a policy in NJ for a family of 4 as well. It seems that all the big companies (United Heatlhcare, Blue Cross, etc) are a PITA. Did you use a local company?

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Bob,our agent is milacki and woodward financial group (973)403-2200 they are located in roseland.The plan we went with is an aetna hmo plan with a $5000 per year out of pocket $30 copay and $500 dollar hospital copay.
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Ouch! That's $14k a year in premiums, plus $5k deductible- $20k for insurance....that sucks.............

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Ouch! That's $14k a year in premiums, plus $5k deductible- $20k for insurance....that sucks.............

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bob, the old plan was 15k in premiums,new plan is about 8k in premiums as long as no one gets sick or goes to the e.r. i save 7k.
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Yeah, and kids are so prone to "not getting sick" and "not going to the ER", right? lol. Seems like one of my two is at the doctor at least once a month- add my wife in there, and there's probably two visits a month.

Ugghhh.......
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Try calling your local NARI chapter and see if they have a "group" policy you can get in on by joining their chapter. I used to belong to NJ Remodelers Assoc. years ago and they had a group plan set up by one of the insurance agent members. Otherwise, maybe worthwhile for the wife to get a job just for the health plan considering the individual policy price.

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