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Raven386
06-07-2006, 10:03 PM
I just got a call for an install of about 200ft of silt fencing. this is the first time i will be doing it but the client said he will help w/ first section and then he has to take of to meetings. i know the basics, 3-4inches into the ground and stakes 6-10" apart. how much should i charge and how long am i looking at? ( assuming no set-backs, rocks etc..) cant mow so i figured, gotta do something else besides off-road!! Thanks in advance!

Raven386
06-07-2006, 10:27 PM
hope i posted this in the right spot, sorry if its not!

mow king
06-07-2006, 10:59 PM
I'd guess about 6 hours if it is your first time.

6 times your hourly rate.

vadeere
06-08-2006, 12:19 AM
1.50 a ft is what it goes for here for that distance, good luck bud.

Raven386
06-08-2006, 07:44 AM
really 6 hours? i dont mean to contradict you but i was thinking more like 2 maybe 3 with 2 people doing it. more time = more $$$

Raven386
06-08-2006, 07:45 AM
Thanks for the info!

AintNoFun
06-08-2006, 10:20 AM
well isn't 3 hours with 2 people doing it is still 6 hours???

really 6 hours? i dont mean to contradict you but i was thinking more like 2 maybe 3 with 2 people doing it. more time = more $$$

Raven386
06-08-2006, 04:28 PM
see this is why i chose lawn care. no math involved! lol. well it turned out being just me... and more than 200ft maybe around 275-300. got the majority of it done today i have about 50ft or so to still do... 8am-2pm. not too bad for my first time id say.

Raven386
06-09-2006, 08:03 AM
thanks for all your help!

grassy
06-14-2006, 09:21 PM
How are you getting it in the ground? 3-4'' is not deep enough? Who are ya tryin to fool? Not the DNR I hope. It should be in at least 12'' deep with 24'' minimum above ground. Steel posts every 5-7'. Yer not using landscape paper too, thought so, aw c'mon do it right like the rest of us have to.

AintNoFun
06-14-2006, 09:33 PM
most soil districts around here require only 6 inches undeground and wood posts every 8 feet. no one wants to pay for metal posts because no one requires them....


How are you getting it in the ground? 3-4'' is not deep enough? Who are ya tryin to fool? Not the DNR I hope. It should be in at least 12'' deep with 24'' minimum above ground. Steel posts every 5-7'. Yer not using landscape paper too, thought so, aw c'mon do it right like the rest of us have to.

southscape
06-21-2006, 07:03 PM
what grassy said....hope the EPA doesn't come around