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Old 02-12-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
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Here's the scenario.....

seond floor bathroom with tub and toilet(yeah, you heard me right, no sink)

lead supply lines run from basement up through corner of kitchen, presumably alongside joists back to the bathroom.

cast iron drain line runs straight up through another corner of the kitchen straight to bathroom.

I have no idea what the basement looks like cuz the lady had so much sh*t piled in front of the door I said forget it.

I will: Gut the bathroom including the subfloor. Cut all the supply lines and drain line down into the basement.

Need plumber to: Run new PVC drain line through same spot as old, rough for toilet, sink, shower drain. Run new 1/2 inch copper supply lines up next to drain line, rough toilet sink and shower.

How many hours for Plumber w/ helper, assume they know their stuff.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:33 PM   #2
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New Comiskey Park was $25,000,00.00, it will be somewhat less than that.

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now that's helpful
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Why not get estimates at the local level.

What is this magic number your hoping to hear?
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$ 1,000.00 a day plus material.
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now that's helpful
You asked for a ballpark number, New Comiskey Park is a ballpark....
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I don't want to get an estimate from my plumber because I'm using a new plumber, my old plumber moved to florida, and this is not the type of estimate you want your new sub doing, namely a longshot estimate for people you know can't afford to have the job done but it's their only bathroom and you wouldn't believe what it looks like. I'd like to help them if I can, maybe I can find someone to do the job if I can't afford the loss.

I don't need a magic number, I need a ballpark estimate of TIME that a professional plumber and a professional plumber's helper could tie a drainline into cast, run it from a basement to a second floor bath, run copper supply lines from a basement to a second floor and rough in a sink, shower and toilet. I know how long it would take me to do it but the municipality requires a licensed plumber to do it, and I need to ballpark the TIME

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Estimate ok.

Send me a copy of the plans in the mail along with a video tape of the job site.

Come on, do you really think we can give a estimate on a forum, it's not going to happen.

OK Pick a Number between $0 at $10.000 thats by estimate for you.
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You sound like a GC that cares about his subs time. I wish I had more contractors like that. I have a lot of subs that run me around for estimates. I don't mind going but after a few times and no jobs I charge for the estimate or cut them loose.
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If you asked me how long it would take me to hang seven prehung interior doors, build you 3 window jambs, and hang baseboard on a 15x10 room with a closet and 2 outside corners I could ballpark it for you. As a matter of fact I could probably ask you 5 questions and get my time estimate within 30min of exactly how long it would take me. I don't see the problem.
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Send me a copy of the plans in the mail along with a video tape of the job site.
I know you were saying that somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but that might be a good idea sometimes. With these cheapie digital video cameras being about 99 dollars now, and the fact that we have the YouTube plug-in on this site, we could start posting some jobsite videos. If people keep insisting on asking the "how much?" questions, they could pretty easily post a video for a semi-intelligent answer.
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If you asked me how long it would take me to hang seven prehung interior doors, build you 3 window jambs, and hang baseboard on a 15x10 room with a closet and 2 outside corners I could ballpark it for you. As a matter of fact I could probably ask you 5 questions and get my time estimate within 30min of exactly how long it would take me. I don't see the problem.

I won't ask you.
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I know you were saying that somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but that might be a good idea sometimes. With these cheapie digital video cameras being about 99 dollars now, and the fact that we have the YouTube plug-in on this site, we could start posting some jobsite videos. If people keep insisting on asking the "how much?" questions, they could pretty easily post a video for a semi-intelligent answer.
Yea of course, post the plans online and hook us up with a YouTube video.
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I don't see the problem.
If you have venting issues to solve, that can sometimes double the time. That's one of those things that can really throw a wrench into the works sometimes.
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Ron, if all you're interested in doing when you post is being an ass then why do you bother posting?
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Ron, if all you're interested in doing when you post is being an ass then why do you bother posting?
... , said the pot to the kettle.
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Wow try to tell the truth and all I get is flamed.

Ok but your not going to get that ballpark estimate if you talk like that.
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If you have venting issues to solve, that can sometimes double the time. That's one of those things that can really throw a wrench into the works sometimes.
obviously, that's why I call it a ballpark. Anyway, I am sufficiently sorry that I asked, you have all accomplished your objective. I'll just call my plumbing sub and waste his time taking a look at it.

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They will love you for it, thats the best thing you said in this entire post.
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... I'll just call my plumbing sub and waste his time taking a look at at.
Won't he have to look at it at some point anyhow? If you just need a budgetary number, you'd really want his number and not some guys' guess on the net. Are you seriously ticked about this? I mean, holy smokes, you've gotta know you asked an impossible question. Maybe you can guess carpentry stuff pretty close, but all the MEP stuff really needs "eyes on".

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