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Old 09-12-2018, 05:41 PM   #1
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i have a question may be some can figure out I am new to forum and been in a struggle to figure this demo job removing old steam and water pipe in a large area with boilers an up to 8 in cast iron pipes. just pipes need respirators and a bobcat for pipes to get from back of basment probably 5000 feet or more of pipe how the hell do you price it lol
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i have a question may be some can figure out I am new to forum and been in a struggle to figure this demo job removing old steam and water pipe in a large area with boilers an up to 8 in cast iron pipes. just pipes need respirators and a bobcat for pipes to get from back of basment probably 5000 feet or more of pipe how the hell do you price it lol
very first thing to figure out is if there is any asbestos pipe insulation.

if you are removing the boilers they likely have asbestos also.

divide the area up into sections and then estimate how long it will take your crew to remove that section.

don't forget trucking/disposal costs.

check on a recycler to take pipe & boilers.



read your specs carefully as to how to deal with hangers and plugging capping any remaining pipes.


also check for what condition owner expects the area to be left in.


there will be some economy of scale as you will be mobilized and some man hours likely shared from one section to another.
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How you price things is a great question actually. What to charge is what's frowned upon.


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Just got big job in boston to remove steam pipe out of 4 commercial building. 1 system. Will need ventilator and a skid steer steer with attachments to lower the and move pipe around 1 garage door 120 feet away so need fans. The worst part of it all the guy want it to be dismantled peice by peice and only cut parts that won't budge. Lots of wd40 and jack stands. I need help with this one and the pipe goes all over the place. Attached pictures. Not sure what to do but huge opportunity.
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there is no asbestos all removed but you no still safety for guys in a large basement with poor circulation. i thinking two or three month to remove it piece buy piece. and machine fuel and still profit. i was thinking in the 75k thru 90k range but not sure if that is expensive for clean out. 4 laborers and a operator for skid steer. plus getting rid of pipe. is there like a formula for pipes. some section have 5 pipe going the length of 4 buildings

and the area is full of **** we have to work around! is 3 months two short or two long and is my range right or wrong payroll will be more than 10k per month. average guy gets rate of 18
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there is no asbestos all removed but you no still safety for guys in a large basement with poor circulation. i thinking two or three month to remove it piece buy piece. and machine fuel and still profit. i was thinking in the 75k thru 90k range but not sure if that is expensive for clean out. 4 laborers and a operator for skid steer. plus getting rid of pipe. is there like a formula for pipes. some section have 5 pipe going the length of 4 buildings

and the area is full of **** we have to work around! is 3 months two short or two long and is my range right or wrong payroll will be more than 10k per month. average guy gets rate of 18
doesn't matter if that is expensive for cleanout if that is what you figured it would cost.

payroll figure sounds low especially when you add the burden.
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I would invest in an exhaust scrubber for the machinery.

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They're not cheap but a lot easier and safer than setting up a bunch of fans and hoping no one gets sick from the fumes.
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the fans where just to keep fresh air circulating its a old basement and the filter is a perfect plan. I was wondering more on how price work. believe me i am taking every safety precaution i can to make sure everything runs smoothly.

I was thinking my pay scale was low but trying to compensate and give best price. I do not miss this opportunity because i was to high. skid steer lights and ventilation not to mention all the tools of the trades. plus hauling thanks guy for help
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5,000 feet of cast iron pipe will amount to a lot of money in scrap value. Most demo contractors will take this into consideration when pricing/bidding.

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