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Old 03-02-2009, 09:36 PM   #21
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For a room of that size I would keep the decor very neutral. Probably a nice sage of a taupe for the walls and trim could be aqua. Level loop carpeting would be very practical if you prefer that over a plush. Track lighting is sooo yester day so I was thinking.... I'm sorry, what was the question?
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Hello I have a job I'm bidding on. The job consists of framing, drywalling, mudding, carpeting, hanging a drop ceiling, hanging 2 doors, and relocating 3 electrical sockets and hanging 2 track lighting fixtures, and rerouting 2 heating ducts. the room is 17 feet 6 inches by 105 inches and 7 and a half feet tall. how much should i charge for just the labor. I used to work with my uncle and he always handled the bidding and i just worked with him so i am unsure about pricing this job any help is well appreciated.
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I usually just call someone out of the phone book to come bid it for me, then do it for their price. Works every time. Having a hard time getting calls returned these days though, not sure why.
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Is what I thought Longframer did you use the Gilbert Strang configuration?...
Not any more, I am now bidding projects using the Ben Dover estimating format. If I'm bidding on a sq. ft. basis, Ben Dover. Cubic ft. Ben Dover. Cost plus, Ben Dover. Tried and true, always a money maker.
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not any more, i am now bidding projects using the ben dover estimating format. If i'm bidding on a sq. Ft. Basis, ben dover. Cubic ft. Ben dover. Cost plus, ben dover. Tried and true, always a money maker.
He will make good money using Ben Dover configuration Need help on bidding-56523.jpg
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Oh thanks a lot guys, now I am having calculus flashbacks. Hey greg24k are you using Leibnitz' nomenclature or Newton's Fluxions?

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He will make good money using Ben Dover configuration Attachment 16202
I chit you not, I had to go see a urologist one time his name was Dr Bendover Don't know his first name. I says to him Dr Bendover that's pretty funny...He says yeah, funny ha, ha...put your elbows right here
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I chit you not, I had to go see a urologist one time his name was Dr Bendover Don't know his first name. I says to him Dr Bendover that's pretty funny...He says yeah, funny ha, ha...put your elbows right here
Did he at least spring for dinner and a drink before you got your elbows up
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Oh thanks a lot guys, now I am having calculus flashbacks. Hey greg24k are you using Leibnitz' nomenclature or Newton's Fluxions?

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Andy, just remembering that made me wanna myself
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I chit you not, I had to go see a urologist one time his name was Dr Bendover Don't know his first name. I says to him Dr Bendover that's pretty funny...He says yeah, funny ha, ha...put your elbows right here
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Just guess how long its gonna take you, then double that. If they don't complain then you didn't bid it high enough.
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OK...I put all your calculations together and came up with 7. But I'm not sure what the question was.
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OK...I put all your calculations together and came up with 7. But I'm not sure what the question was.
What is craps?
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I chit you not, I had to go see a urologist one time his name was Dr Bendover Don't know his first name. I says to him Dr Bendover that's pretty funny...He says yeah, funny ha, ha...put your elbows right here
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I would do it for $600, a case of Keystone Ice and a 2 packs of smokes.
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how come no one has answered this guys question yet?
I thought you was all profesionals.
If you was you would've told him the answer by now and he'd be a proffesional.
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how come no one has answered this guys question yet?
I thought you was all profesionals.
If you was you would've told him the answer by now and he'd be a proffesional.
What's your professional number?
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That part about his uncle....... ....... Now where have I heard that before?
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well..... I wouldn't bother with the estimate or a bid. I'd just say $5.50 an hour per guy, maybe throw 5 guys at the project because it seems kinda big.

I'd shake hands with the homeowner and tell them the five guys will be there for about 16 weeks.

so i'll even do the math for free with my construction master...... (I'm still trying to figure out all the fancy buttons on it)

In case you missed out I'll go slow.

16 weeks x 40 hours = 640hours x 5 guys = 3200 hours x $5.50 an hour =

$17,600 sounds good to me

Then tell the homeowner that it'll cost them another 15 grand to have someone else come in and fix and finish everything.

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