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Old 12-06-2005, 08:38 PM
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light!!

how much do u charge for doing a medium size xmas lighting job i was thinking 100 per house plus cost of lights tell me if thats to low or to high
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:59 PM
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We charge $55 per hour w/ a 6hr minimum. We also only give estimates, not bids for holiday lighting because sometimes it takes longer than you think it will.
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:11 PM
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We charge $55 per hour w/ a 6hr minimum. We also only give estimates, not bids for holiday lighting because sometimes it takes longer than you think it will.
thanks man for the info next year we might get into that i hope so
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Old 12-07-2005, 04:57 PM
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Hey capital do you get most of your stuff through creative designs? I thought they were just a supplier until I saw them putting up street lights in Shawnee Mission. Are they tough competition for you KC installers?
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:34 PM
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It all depends on the house. If its one story or two story. How many bushes they have. How high up... also do forget to factor in where the outlets are.

So instead I just bill it hourly, per man hour + materials.
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Old 12-08-2005, 09:14 PM
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Hey capital do you get most of your stuff through creative designs? I thought they were just a supplier until I saw them putting up street lights in Shawnee Mission. Are they tough competition for you KC installers?
Yes, we get most of our supplies from Creative Displays b/c they carry everything we use and are 2 miles from my house. The installation side of the business was sold a few years ago.
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:48 PM
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have any of u guys ever blew a fuse for so much lighting??
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:50 AM
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have any of u guys ever blew a fuse for so much lighting??
It's really easy to overload a breaker, I try not to run more than 100' to 150' of C9 lighting on any one circuit. If you don't split your lights up and run them on different circuits you run a good chance of tripping breakers.
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:32 AM
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thanks for the info guys
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Old 12-20-2005, 02:57 AM
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Forgive the dumb question but I had to ask. When you get your lights from the supplier how do you make them custom fit to the house? For example when a house has a small part in the roof that is only about 5 feet, how do you light that and not show any lights around it or leading up to it?
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