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RE: I had a request to install two different Rh probes. - CC Solutions - 08-07-2011 07:18 AM
Yes, my price includes placement determination and coming back after 72 hours to read them.
My goodness Stephan, how much do you charge per probe? $60 each means I'm getting almost $30 to drill a hole, clean it, push in a probe and then take a second to read the results.
If I try to charge $100, they will probably buy the probes themselves and I'll be
1. Out of an easy job
B. Wondering if they installed them correctly
3. Sitting here with even MORE time to chat on the forum....
RE: I had a request to install two different Rh probes. - Ernesto - 08-07-2011 09:13 AM
Even the Box stores charge 250 bucks for a moisture test. That was last time I checked about 3 years ago doing 3 CaCl tests. Why would anyone charge less than a box store, they don't even do those correctly.
Do you think they even do an rh test yet? And why would anyone charge less for a rh test than a CaCl test? Those bits are not cheap ya know.
RE: I had a request to install two different Rh probes. - CC Solutions - 08-07-2011 09:40 AM
If I drive 30 minutes to do 6 tests, I will invest a total of 2 hours driving, 2 hours installing, 1 hour reading the probes after 72 hours, and 1 hour writing a report. I will have $200 in probe costs.
I will charge $70 each for 6 probes, or $420.
My profit is then $220 for 6 hours of my time, or $37 an hour.
If I can combine the trips with something else in that area, and get the probes installed without a lot of chit-chat, I can shave an hour or two off that timeline and come a lot closer to the $60 an hour I would like to make.
Okay so maybe I am too cheap on installing....