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Was recently told by a GC that i had to pay for my own crane.:blink: Framed 2 houses for this guy before and never paid for a crane nor have i for anybody else.:no:
Just wondering if any of u guys ever pay for your own crane??
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I pay crane cost for all the building I put up. Its part of bidding the job.
There was no such thing as a crane when I was framing.
Consider yourself lucky. :laughing:
Unless the GC wrote out he would pay for a crane, anything you need to complete your job is your bill.
When I opened this thread there were ads for slip on diapers for babies.. That's just funny..
crane cost wasnt in the first two jobs. Now im gonna pay for a crane at the same sq ' price. I dont think so
I pay crane cost for all the building I put up. Its part of bidding the job.
Then start carrying .

Is the GC supposed to supply you with tools and gas for your vehichle too.


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crane cost wasnt in the first two jobs. Now im gonna pay for a crane at the same sq ' price. I dont think so
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pay for the crane. And give him a per hour rate the first time he asked you to move something with it. Otherwise he can get his own.
Was recently told by a GC that i had to pay for my own crane.:blink: Framed 2 houses for this guy before and never paid for a crane nor have i for anybody else.:no:
Just wondering if any of u guys ever pay for your own crane??
A tissue add is next
When i bid jobs I always have crane/equiptment allowance. I charge extra for generator usage, site prep, snow removal ect. This is something that should have been discussed in beginning.
Depends.

Did you have opportunity to know a crane would be required when you gave him a price?

If you guys had a deal based on incomplete info, like if he didn't tell you that there were different conditions from the first two houses you framed which would require a crane, then he needs to pony up for it.

If you knew a crane was needed going into it and didn't include a crane in your quote, then I understand him not wanting to pay for it at this point.
That would be great! At the same price of course
Then start carrying .

Is the GC supposed to supply you with tools and gas for your vehichle too.


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Same deal as the first two houses. He pays for the crane. he was just seeing what he could get outta me. Pisses me off though:mad:
Depends.

Did you have opportunity to know a crane would be required when you gave him a price?

If you guys had a deal based on incomplete info, like if he didn't tell you that there were different conditions from the first two houses you framed which would require a crane, then he needs to pony up for it.

If you knew a crane was needed going into it and didn't include a crane in your quote, then I understand him not wanting to pay for it at this point.
Tell your guy's to pack it while you go for coffee
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Im sure you are kidding, but they are much safer for the crew than a pick a lot of times.
Cranes are for sissies anyways..
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I never paid for cranes or boom trucks when I built houses. Framers always paid. Consider yourself lucky on the first two.
The times we have subbed framing where a crane was involved we paid for it. Everyone is different. Should of been clear from the get go.
Thanks for the replies fellas! Even the ones that poked a little fun:thumbsup: It seems a bit shady on the third house i frame he wants to change the contract for the better of himself. Talked to the gc this morning and hes getting the crane. Seems to be the norm around here for the GC to pick up the crane
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