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Old 10-09-2013, 09:23 PM
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How many cans???

Met with a guy tonight for a house demo
I'm wondering about how many 30 yard dumpsters it will take. It's 50'x40' one story wood frame and siding, foundation is staying so its only the "wood". And before anyone say's do what dirtman would do and burn that mother to the ground...... Fire dept already said no. So hauling it out is my only option.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:25 PM
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10 to 15
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:30 PM
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Man that was a fast reply........ Really seems like a lot, I was hoping more towards 5. Around here the cheapest a 30 yard is $550 before tax
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:42 PM
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You might get away with 10 or less, really depends how well everything is packed and your time frame, IMO
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:44 PM
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What are you using to load the cans?

With a larger excavator you can really pack em good.
I would say at least 5, maybe price for 7 to be on the safe side.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:50 PM
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Is there lots of debris in the house?
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:06 PM
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Give them a price for your labor/equipment/time plus dumpster costs. Whatever that may be.

I usually tell them it'll be $1500 plus the cost of dumpsters at $550 a piece with a rough estimate of 7. Those aren't real numbers. Just some made up stuff. But always include a clause that is just an estimate and is subject to change.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:16 PM
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Using a pc160. House is empty just walls floors and roof. Really wish I could burn the *****. I usually don't like to do time and material jobs, most customers think they're getting ripped off so I like to give a solid price. But on this one I might have to go t&m so I don't get
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:58 PM
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I think 10-15 containers is high. Crunch it up good, stuff it in. Just guessing at 5-7 containers. Would have to see the house and it's inside walls but I think with 30 yd containers, and it not weighing anything WITH your 160, you can really stuff them. Thumb on the 160?

edit: I tore down a similar sized home and it was about 7 containers worth of material but I didn't have a big excavator to load smart AND there was a lot of interior walls, siding, metal roof, etc.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:12 PM
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Give them a price that includes 5 cans, and they pay for all additional
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