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Got a house that needs a conplete rewire up to code obviously. But contractor wants me to price it up in 2 seperate parts.

1st part its what was already existing

2nd is what is required by code.

Has anyone done this maybe you have a invoice that I could look at for reference.

I dont need anyone's prices just how they wrote it up.

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Ive been doing restoration work for years

and I will list the code upgrades separately from the main work, but I only provide one price

I don't break down the cost difference

if you don't normally do restoration work and know how the game is played you can lose your ass
 

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Why? Would he want that?
Priced it elect included , now wants to charge extra for the updates?
Never heard of such a thing.
Sounds like he low balled it, now trying to squeeze extras out of the owners.
Not the kind of guy I want to work for.
Sorry didn't answer your question, I would,nt answer his either .
 

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Why? Would he want that?
Priced it elect included , now wants to charge extra for the updates?
Never heard of such a thing.
Sounds like he low balled it, now trying to squeeze extras out of the owners.
Not the kind of guy I want to work for.
Sorry didn't answer your question, I would,nt answer his either .

insurance work is different than a normal bid job

required code upgrades are supplements and have to be listed separately from rewiring to original

I never break out the cost of the upgrades. I just give a grand total for the job since the job wouldn't pass without the required upgrades
 

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insurance work is different than a normal bid job required code upgrades are supplements and have to be listed separately from rewiring to original I never break out the cost of the upgrades. I just give a grand total for the job since the job wouldn't pass without the required upgrades
Really ? I've never had to do that , I have only done a couple fire jobs in the last couple years , maybe it coming for me yet.
 

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Really ? I've never had to do that , I have only done a couple fire jobs in the last couple years , maybe it coming for me yet.

it all depends on the company you work for, the homeowners insurance company and what their coverage spells out

its not a big deal to list the upgrades separately

I probably don't spend more than 30 minutes on an estimate

sometimes I do the job and then bill later

a few times I will have to change the way things are worded but I never have a problem getting paid
 

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Thanks guys well the helpful ones lol. He never said anything about breakdown of dif prices and I think thats what confused me about how to quote it.

Based on a few of the responses im gonna list it sep but with one price. As I dont break down my costs anywas on my estimate.
 

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A company I used to work for got a huge re-wire job on an old mansion where at one time there had been a small fire in one section of the house. They didn't really do much about the burnt wood, other than slap a few new boards up around the bad areas.

I really kind of wondered what the deal was with that, but I guess it wasn't a structural problem.
 

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That's not repairable.

They are keeping this part and adding another 900 sq feet to the house as well.





The guy with the beard drew up the new floor plan. He gave me a copy of the drawings. Believe it or not, they are not stamped with an engineers seal or approved by the state. Haha.
 

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Thanks guys well the helpful ones lol. He never said anything about breakdown of dif prices and I think thats what confused me about how to quote it.

Based on a few of the responses im gonna list it sep but with one price. As I dont break down my costs anywas on my estimate.
Some insurers only insure the cost of what was lost, and not the needed changes required to comply with the current codes. Hence the need for a breakdown that segregates the two prices.
 

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insurance work is different than a normal bid job

required code upgrades are supplements and have to be listed separately from rewiring to original

I never break out the cost of the upgrades. I just give a grand total for the job since the job wouldn't pass without the required upgrades
I don't like braking down any quotes!, that job looks beyond repair.
 

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I don't like braking down any quotes!, that job looks beyond repair.
I don't like breaking down quotes either, but when you do remodel work or restoration it's a necessity. If you don't spell out exactly what your pricing includes, you'll be doing a bunch of **** for free once the job starts.

Homeowners will claim all kinds of kooky **** when their house is being rebuilt. You don't break out your pricing, you just clearly state what work is being performed and just list the code upgrades that will be required to pass inspection. It's not hard to do and I literally never take more than 30 mins - 1 hour to finalize a bid for one of these jobs.

As far as being beyond repair, I've seen a lot worse. Rarely have I seen them bulldoze a house and rebuild from scratch. You would be amazed at what Kilz and some odor removers can do.

The house in the OPs post will definitely be a total rewire, but the majority of the structure will likely be saved.
 

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The more open and close to a total do over, I would think the easier it would be to bid. Its the ones that are partial, old and lots of unknowns, that would scare me. Probably takes some experience to get it right.
 
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