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Old 09-13-2019, 09:06 PM
 
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Ceramic tile? 1400 sq ft?! Thatís ALOT of pieces and a tedious job. My 140 sq ft deck boards come in 14 foot pieces and I need 21 boards


No comparison
It's an exact comparison from your wildly uneducated opinion of the job and that tile layer.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:42 PM
 
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Good on you.

I can see a small mark up on the material and charging $85-$100 per guy in labor.

I just today found a carpenter who charges $38 an hour and he said he can do it himself. Let’s see how many hours he thinks it will take
$100? Lol. I always love when people tell tradesmen what to charge. $100 won’t even get my truck started in the morning

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Structure is fine. Just boards and railings. I’m telling you people 20 hrs!!!
Sounds to me like it’s a DIY job. Since everyone is “gouging” you
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:02 PM
 
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$100? Lol. I always love when people tell tradesmen what to charge. $100 wonít even get my truck started in the morning



Sounds to me like itís a DIY job. Since everyone is ďgougingĒ you
85-100 p/h. Clearly not $100 for a day thatís snot nosed pimple faced teenage wages.

$9000 for 2 guys at 20 hr job is $225 an hour.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:04 PM
 
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It's an exact comparison from your wildly uneducated opinion of the job and that tile layer.
Explain in detail oh wise one
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Old 09-14-2019, 05:37 AM
 
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Could be there was something in their interaction with you that made them bid way higher because they don't want to work with you.
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Old 09-14-2019, 10:11 AM
 
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Could be there was something in their interaction with you that made them bid way higher because they don't want to work with you.
No
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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Explain in detail oh wise one
You are underestimating the amount of work and expense involved in the job, as that tile layer did. Thus, it is an exact comparison.

I hope that's clear enough for you, I tried to keep it concise.
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Old 09-14-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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Ill report back with time it takes two guys to do the work
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Old 09-14-2019, 02:21 PM
 
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You are underestimating the amount of work and expense involved in the job, as that tile layer did. Thus, it is an exact comparison.

I hope that's clear enough for you, I tried to keep it concise.
How much did you pay your guy. Looks like he is BAD at estimating
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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85-100 p/h. Clearly not $100 for a day thatís snot nosed pimple faced teenage wages.

$9000 for 2 guys at 20 hr job is $225 an hour.
Truthfully the layman knows absolutely nothing as to what it takes to do something like a deck electrical plumbing or tile. You yourself are assuming itís a 20 hour job. Christ dude if itís that easy as you stated previously grab a hammer and a screw gun and go to town. After all itís easy right. So whatís the problem? You sit here whining about how they are ďgougingĒ you when itís simply your opinion on what the costs are and what they should be.

Did you ever actually stop and think that THEY DONT GET $100. A HOUR. They actually have to pay taxes, fill up a truck, pay for tools, insurance both car and business , license, bond, payroll, shop rent. I used to love when people told me Iím making $120 a hour. If I was making #120 a hour I wouldnít be here digging this ditch.

Like I previously stated

You donít like the price...go do it yourself
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