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Old 08-24-2007, 06:08 AM   #1
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Main Line Clean Out


Heh guys, I am wondering what the typical price is for cleaning out the main sewer line from house to street( aprox50 ft). Just in general,I know each job is different but I am pretty sure I have been way over charged this time.
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:47 AM   #2
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Lets see if I was into cleaning out lines and was to figure out the rate to charge, here is my way.

Trip Fee $25
Equipment Fee $25
Diagnostic Fee $50
Labor $125 per 100' of line $2 per foot there after.
Additional lines cleared. $50 per line

Now do the math.

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Old 08-24-2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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Here in Kansas I charge $70 an hour that I`m on site.
and if you wanted to make sure it`s clean $100. for video inspection after clean out.
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We charge $190.00 per hour for a large rod job.
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Well,I just paid $366.14 and thought it was a rip off,apparently I was right.
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How long did it take and what did he have to do to clean out the sewer? Hand Dig or was there a clean out?
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Well,I just paid $366.14 and thought it was a rip off,apparently I was right.
this morning?

so, on a saturday you called a company (probably out of the yellow pages) got a live person to answer the phone, dispatch a technician, clean out your line (thereby saving you from what? a flooded basement? how much would that cost to clean?) and get you up and running.

on a saturday (so you don't have to take a day off of work to meet them)

all that for less than $400? far from a rip-off...
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where in their post does it say it was a saturday I must have missed something here?
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where in their post does it say it was a saturday I must have missed something here?
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well,I just paid $366.14 and thought it was a rip off,apparently I was right.
and since it was posted on Saturday morning, I asked if it was performed today. Saturday. Maybe it was last night. Either way, I'd be surprised if it was during normal business hours.
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normal business hours???? What are normal business hours in sewer work.....lol...

I get calls 24/7 and they knew it was plugged between 8 to 5....rotflmao

It just means more $$$$$$$$$$$$ for me
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Hand Dig
? Does this mean reaching your arm in and pulling the stuff out?
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normal business hours???? What are normal business hours in sewer work.....lol...

I get calls 24/7 and they knew it was plugged between 8 to 5....rotflmao

It just means more $$$$$$$$$$$$ for me
ok, so what would your friday night/saturday morning price be?

and what would your price be if you had to pay an employee OT to do the job?
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If I was the only one going out after hours it`s $100 an hour, if I have to bring a helper it`s 140.00 to 150.00 an hour.

Now if we have to dig then I charge by how big of hole we have to dig + the hour charge. Now if it`s after 10pm it`s $150.00 with-out a helper and $250 with a helper "IF" I can even get one of em to go help that late .
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? Does this mean reaching your arm in and pulling the stuff out?
Hand dig is where you have to dig up the line by HAND because there`s no room for the back hoe

If I have to hand dig the sewer by pulling stuff out by hand, I would hate to think what I`m gonna charge
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This happened on a Thursday,scheduled during normal business hours 8 am and all that he did was run a snake out to the street from the clean out. Took all of 15 minutes to unload,do the job and leave. I get this done every couple years as a preventative measure as there is a large tree out front that clogged the line about 20 years ago,it has been mostly clean ever since but was told to have it done routinely just in case.
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This happened on a Thursday,scheduled during normal business hours 8 am and all that he did was run a snake out to the street from the clean out. Took all of 15 minutes to unload,do the job and leave. I get this done every couple years as a preventative measure as there is a large tree out front that clogged the line about 20 years ago,it has been mostly clean ever since but was told to have it done routinely just in case.

I would say you were overcharged, and we are the most expensive contractor I know.
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I would say you were overcharged, and we are the most expensive contractor I know.
You need to call around as see what others in your area charge then you can see if you got the shaft or not.
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Hand dig is where you have to dig up the line by HAND because there`s no room for the back hoe

If I have to hand dig the sewer by pulling stuff out by hand, I would hate to think what I`m gonna charge

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since it was on a thursday, please disregard the Saturday comments.

But I do have a question.....were you given a price before they did the work, or was it a surprise after they were done?
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He did tell me before,but he was standing here with his snake ready to go and I had already taken off work to let him in,so said go ahead,don't think I will call this co. again.

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