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Old 06-03-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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I was talking with a friends today. He told me that he has installed close to fifty ceiling fans in house that he has bought and flipped or still owns. He suggested that the average cost for hiring a fan company to install one is about $50. That's a lot of money saved over many years.

Do you install your own ceiling fans?
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:08 PM   #2
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I was talking with a friends today. He told me that he has installed close to fifty ceiling fans in house that he has bought and flipped or still owns. He suggested that the average cost for hiring a fan company to install one is about $50. That's a lot of money saved over many years.

Do you install your own ceiling fans?

Yup, wire and install the fan, cut-in and install the switch...


Tree fiddy.

I make and hang my own cabinets to save money.

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What didn't you know we were all sold this estimators calculator. I think it is made by MickeyCo Electronics. I always land jobs big and small with it.

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I would be very interested to know if your friend installs those ceiling fans according to 314.27(D).
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50 bucks to hang a fan, I won't swap one for less than 150 bucks. If it is a piece of crap the price doubles.
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What didn't you know we were all sold this estimators calculator. I think it is made by MickeyCo Electronics. I always land jobs big and small with it.

MickeyCo Electronics....

oh yeah those are right up there with Texas Instruments.
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Can never go wrong with suggested price
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He suggested that the average cost for hiring a fan company to install one is about $50.
I think your friend took one too many blades to the skull.
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I was talking with a friends today. He told me that he has installed close to fifty ceiling fans in house that he has bought and flipped or still owns. He suggested that the average cost for hiring a fan company to install one is about $50. That's a lot of money saved over many years.
$50???? the lamp cord alone is about tree fitty.
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Hell even the gawd damn loch ness monster gets tree fiddy!
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I think your friend took one too many blades to the skull.
One of my customers decided he was going to put together all the fans I was hanging(7 total). Long story short, I didn't carefully inspect his work. I ended up with a fan at full speed, whack my skull, luckily my hands work as a cup, holds blood quite well. I really hate ceiling fans now.
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It's not worth $50 just to assemble the fan, let alone install the box and actually install the fan.

What did someone else do assembling the fan that caused you to hit your head?

Did a blade fly off and hit you in the head?
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I refuse to install ceiling fans w/ a given price. I have an hourly rate and stick by it. Way too many variables to consider especially when the homeowner went down to the local surplus center to purchase the damn thing.
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He suggested that the average cost for hiring a fan company to install one is about $50. That's a lot of money


Maybe in the 70s
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$50 is a lot of money? Sorry, but it is 2009 now. $50 is worth like $12.50. I would assemble the fan for $50. If you brought it to me. But I am not going to go to someones house, open up a box of parts, put together the puzzle get out a bunch of tools and a ladder and wire the fan into the circuit. Not a chance in hell would I run the wire through the wall and install a switch. $50, is this a joke???
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I think they are serious Leo and don't forget you have to install a fan box, so the fan will not take someone's head off when it comes down, in addition, I don't know how it is in other states but in NJ you have to be a licensed electrician and take the permit out to change existing fixture to a fan.

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$50 is a lot of money? Sorry, but it is 2009 now. $50 is worth like $12.50. I would assemble the fan for $50. If you brought it to me. But I am not going to go to someones house, open up a box of parts, put together the puzzle get out a bunch of tools and a ladder and wire the fan into the circuit. Not a chance in hell would I run the wire through the wall and install a switch. $50, is this a joke???
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I think your friend took one too many blades to the skull.

He is a "Flipper"!! He hires the cheapest, neediest scab-hack out there and then jacks him around on the Payment Schedule!!!!

That is how he does it for 50 minus da Tree.
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Give me 50 bucks and I'll come over and open a window! that's about all you'll get for $50, and you'd have to wait until I'm in the neighborhood to do it too, could be days... or weeks... I dunno!
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Give me 50 bucks and I'll come over and open a window! that's about all you'll get for $50, and you'd have to wait until I'm in the neighborhood to do it too, could be days... or weeks... I dunno!
Dude, what are you doing messing with windows? You are a door fitter. They need to hire a licensed window opener for that job. Damn flyby night hacks stealing other trades work.
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Dude, what are you doing messing with windows? You are a door fitter. They need to hire a licensed window opener for that job. Damn flyby night hacks stealing other trades work.

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