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Old 09-18-2019, 10:24 PM
 
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My 2cents. It does not take an expert artisan to replace the boards on a deck. especially a small one that is 10x14. Perspective; last year I had a new roof put on. 40 squares. complete tear off.It took 8 guys two 12 hour days to do it. These guys were the best I have ever seen. I have done roofs. Nobody could beat these guys in time management or quality of work. Another crew came in and replaced all my gutters. Two guys;took about 8 hours. We are talking new owens corning 30 year shingles, new roof vents and 15 pound felt with ice barrier. My bill was a little over $14,000. that's $1000 below that high bidder for your deck.

If I lived close I would do it for you...ÖÖ.you furnish materials...ÖÖ..I'd charge at the most $2500.

Get rid of the old boards? Try paying to get rid of 40 square of old shingles...Ö...
So 8 guys at 24 hrs =192 hrs.

See how these deck guys are absolutely a joke
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:47 PM
 
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So 8 guys at 24 hrs =192 hrs.

See how these deck guys are absolutely a joke
Then find someone else or do it yourself. The amount of time you spent kvetching about it, you could have picked up a couple of blisters and a few splinters.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Then find someone else or do it yourself. The amount of time you spent kvetching about it, you could have picked up a couple of blisters and a few splinters.


That's just what I was thinking! I can't believe this thread is still going...

Ya know, some people don't know the working end of a hammer- all they know is kvetching!
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:12 PM
 
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Then find someone else or do it yourself. The amount of time you spent kvetching about it, you could have picked up a couple of blisters and a few splinters.
Oh Iím working on it. Waiting for a couple quotes from a union carpenter and a non union carpenter

Iíll be back with how much it really should cost
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:06 AM
 
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Oh Iím working on it. Waiting for a couple quotes from a union carpenter and a non union carpenter

Iíll be back with how much it really should cost
And I would have been sitting on my new deck by now, enjoying the last of the weather up there that would allow it.
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:34 AM
 
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And I would have been sitting on my new deck by now, enjoying the last of the weather up there that would allow it.
All while flushing thousands down the toilet....
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:47 PM
 
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All while flushing thousands down the toilet....
No. I would have just done it myself. It makes the beer taste better.
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Lakeside, CA
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Your best option might be to hire or obtain a price from a working carpenter who does side work on his own. You could purchase the material while he gives you an hourly rate or a lump sum estimate for all of the labor needed to complete the work.

This might be your most economical option at this point in time.
Except that, at least in my state (CA) they need to have their own license. Otherwise they are limited to $500 per JOB, max, incl labor and materials...
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Lakeside, CA
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Trex offers warranty and individual boards can be replaced.
Only covers the materials...then you're going to have to find a carpenter again to do the labor.....Just FYI
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Lakeside, CA
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Oh Iím working on it. Waiting for a couple quotes from a union carpenter and a non union carpenter

Iíll be back with how much it really should cost
I had to read through all of the posts here just for laughs. I'm a high end builder in SoCal and I would never give a breakdown for Mat/Labor. First off, it's none of your business. And you clearly have no concept of Overhead/Profit. You sorely underestimated the time required, etc, etc....

You really should have done this yourself, but lemme guess.........you can't.

You're the guy that gives all homeowners a bad name.
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