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$$$ What are your thoughts on this change order

Posted by winesnob (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 8, 12 at 17:57

Pricing for extra work
1. Install 16 new can lights thru out bedroom and bathroom
2. Move fan in bedroom to new location and patch drywall
3. Move fan in bathroom and patch
4. Upgrade electric to a/c
5. Demo wall at water closet, move electric, frame for pocket door, install new door and frame,
patch drywall
6. Remove existing doors at closets and entry to bedroom, install new 1-3/4" solid core doors,
install casing
7. Add to cost -painting of 1door
8. Install hardware on doors (hardware not included)
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Cost of changes $6,380


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RE: $$$ What are your thoughts on this change order

You've got a mix of jobs there that 100% absolutely should involve a licensed electrician. If this is for a handyman to do all of these jobs, then you aren't getting your money's worth. If you are using a real electrician for the electrical jobs, then the pricing is pretty spot on. You've got at least 3-4K worth of electrical on the list, and the other 2K is fussy PIA smaller "premium" jobs.


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RE: $$$ What are your thoughts on this change order

Licensed contractor, thanks sometime we just want a little reassurance.


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RE: $$$ What are your thoughts on this change order

do yourself a favor and make sure that your
new recessed lights are insulation contact air tight
lights.

otherwise attic temps & insulation particles will
have entry into your home.

the recessed lights should have no holes in the
housing..ICAT. recessed lights that are not air tight
have holes in the housing.

the upcharge is minimal to purchase by the contractor's
pack. to retrofit IC to air tight later is about
$15 per light.

Ideally keep attic temps in the attic, rather than
adding to home's heating & cooling loads.

best of luck.


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