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Old 08-04-2010, 09:19 PM
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howzabout the OP complete his profile so we where the hell he is posting from
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:34 PM
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Just wing it. Throw a number at it, see if it sticks.

Rates are regional, and dependent on YOUR overhead and what YOU want to make at the end of the day. What you use as parts might be on the low end of quality, but what Mikey uses would be on the high end with lots of features. Owning equipment or renting equipment can make your rates different as well.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:48 PM
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Just wing it. Throw a number at it, see if it sticks.
You can only do that so often before you lose the business. It takes years to "ballpark" and you better be damn good, 'cause most will remember that number. I had all my ducks in a row for a large job, boiler plates, prelim. design, met with the clients, passed them a number, 60k as I remember. He looked at me and said, " I don't want it that damn green". I got the job and they are clients of ours to this day, 15 years later.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:55 AM
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Don't make the same mistake as Dick. It's T&M not T&A.
Very nice. Insightful even.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:56 AM
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your humor has been at the top of its game as of late, you start eating meat or what?

I was noticing that too.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:06 PM
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Is this an installation?

You can't just ballpark an installation... geez like the man said... T&M + 15% for fubars... the T&A comes out of the profits.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:19 PM
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This screams pigtails and remotes if ya ask me.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:38 PM
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This screams pigtails and remotes if ya ask me.
They all do, Peter. Have a great trip.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:26 PM
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we price per zone out here and found a way to make money off it..
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:37 AM
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I have to say the benefit of pricing per zone is speed in estimating. I would think if you are doing work for a builder or in a subdivision where all your systems are the same size, same type, and same soil conditions this will probably work pretty well.

I have gone to a big spreadsheet and generally price by the head. I have a set amount for controllers, backflows, drip line footage, plus a cost per head. Add ons for rock, or deducts for easy soil. It has worked well for me and is more accurate than just a guess on how long it will take me.
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