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Old 11-12-2014, 03:54 PM   #1
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Does any body out there use Sqft price to estimate a job or do you figure the average Sqft price after the job is complete?
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:50 PM   #2
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Here's my opinions on the subject.


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Until someone can tell me how many square feet are in a circuit breaker, I'll continue to use a per-unit price.
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Until someone can tell me how many square feet are in a circuit breaker, I'll continue to use a per-unit price.
Roughly I would say about 1/16 square foot. But not knowing if you are using thick or thin breakers you may be better off charging by the cubed foot.
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Peladu could help but he's not here anymore.

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I do in a way as a base price and then add on from there.
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That's great
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For what kind of job?
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I do flatwork

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Roughly I would say about 1/16 square foot. But not knowing if you are using thick or thin breakers you may be better off charging by the cubed foot.
But do I get to add it into the square footage of the top of a panel, or does the panel's square footage include the square footage of the breakers?
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But do I get to add it into the square footage of the top of a panel, or does the panel's square footage include the square footage of the breakers?
Not normally, but if it's a split bus I guess it would be ok.
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I always try to get as much as I can.
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I only bid square foot prices on tract work.

The rest of the time it will get you in to trouble.
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Square foot pricing or per unit pricing is a good double check in case you missed something or doubled something up. Always build your sf pricing off historical data of your own.
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I only bid square foot prices on tract work.

The rest of the time it will get you in to trouble.

wouldn't track work be linear footage ????
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80% of my estimates are based of sq' or ln'. The customer never gets that sq' price as a quote, that's just an estimating tool for me.
I frame by the sq' for a gc, he gives me the price and I accept or pass.
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Does any body out there use Sqft price to estimate a job or do you figure the average Sqft price after the job is complete?
So generic. Obviously Sqft matters a lot for roofing, siding, flooring, flat work and things of that nature.
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I give each quote the smell test. $/ SF is only a small part... What's the SF/ day complete


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So generic. Obviously Sqft matters a lot for roofing, siding, flooring, flat work and things of that nature.

Not at all.

So you have 2 20 sq roof right. Ones has 1 layer and is a 4/12. Straight gable roof.

The other is a 12/12 3 layer cruder shake cut up pig.


The second is going to be twice as much, but same sqf.


Now siding. Same deal as roofs, one is all cut up, one is all wide open running, big difference.

Now flooring. Say just for chits and giggles.

2 1/4 oak vs 3 1/4 oak the first one is 30% more work. Same sqf
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Not at all.

So you have 2 20 sq roof right. Ones has 1 layer and is a 4/12. Straight gable roof.

The other is a 12/12 3 layer cruder shake cut up pig.


The second is going to be twice as much, but same sqf.


Now siding. Same deal as roofs, one is all cut up, one is all wide open running, big difference.

Now flooring. Say just for chits and giggles.

2 1/4 oak vs 3 1/4 oak the first one is 30% more work. Same sqf

I do sq ft work all the time. As for flooring widths, I figure & price for 2 1/4", open running. When I lay wider widths, I maximize my profits.

How I come to that sq ft price has many factors in determining final price. A job cutup to hell starts with the base sq ft price, then I factor how much added time it's going to take to cut around & add for the PIA factor.

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