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Old 10-02-2012, 11:46 PM
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I've been asked by a new client with a large parking lot (Renovated Walmart Building) to spray some weed killer on their parking lot cracks. I have a Stihl backpack sprayer and they are able to furnish the chemical or said they would allow me to purchase it and charge them for it. What I'm wondering is what is the best arrangement is for pricing labor cost? I'm not sure what a decent rate is for a smaller town of 15,000 people in a rural community in Iowa.

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:02 AM
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I've been asked by a new client with a large parking lot (Renovated Walmart Building) to spray some weed killer on their parking lot cracks. I have a Stihl backpack sprayer and they are able to furnish the chemical or said they would allow me to purchase it and charge them for it. What I'm wondering is what is the best arrangement is for pricing labor cost? I'm not sure what a decent rate is for a smaller town of 15,000 people in a rural community in Iowa.

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:01 PM
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Is that with you as the supplier "supplying" the chemicals?
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:20 PM
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K, thanks for the info....Another question I have is, I have a Stihl backpack sprayer that I plan on using, would I just pour the chemical in there from the jug or do I have to do anything else that I'm not aware of? Or is there any reason to dilute it?
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:37 PM
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K, thanks for the info....Another question I have is, I have a Stihl backpack sprayer that I plan on using, would I just pour the chemical in there from the jug or do I have to do anything else that I'm not aware of? Or is there any reason to dilute it?
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:53 PM
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K, thanks for the info....Another question I have is, I have a Stihl backpack sprayer that I plan on using, would I just pour the chemical in there from the jug or do I have to do anything else that I'm not aware of? Or is there any reason to dilute it?
You're joking, right?
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:13 PM
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Never mind, already figured out a solution, thanks for all your help!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:25 PM
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K, thanks for the info....Another question I have is, I have a Stihl backpack sprayer that I plan on using, would I just pour the chemical in there from the jug or do I have to do anything else that I'm not aware of? Or is there any reason to dilute it?
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K, thanks for the info....Another question I have is, I have a Stihl backpack sprayer that I plan on using, would I just pour the chemical in there from the jug or do I have to do anything else that I'm not aware of? Or is there any reason to dilute it?

Honestly, after so many years in the industry these type of posts just make me depressed. This business just doesn't change much.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:21 PM
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Honestly, after so many years in the industry these type of posts just make me depressed. This business just doesn't change much.
Just think of the number of idiots that dont even bother to ask others and just follow through with their irresponsible actions
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