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I did a small job and wonder what others would price it at.

2 story apartment building with 3 emergency light wall packs on each floor. Went to check which ones were working and what may have been wrong. The call was that one worked, the rest didn't. I replaced 3 of the fixtures and 2 batteries. Spent a 1/2 hour checking them and 1 hour doing the repairs. The fixtures were Hubble SL1, $37.92 ea and the batteries were $14.47 ea. I charged $341.27 total. What would you all charge?
 

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I don't know about you, but if you were able to get away with $132.38/hr that sounds good to me. Do you provide a warranty of some sort with your work?
 

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i did a small job and wonder what others would price it at.

2 story apartment building with 3 emergency light wall packs on each floor. Went to check which ones were working and what may have been wrong. The call was that one worked, the rest didn't. I replaced 3 of the fixtures and 2 batteries. Spent a 1/2 hour checking them and 1 hour doing the repairs. The fixtures were hubble sl1, $37.92 ea and the batteries were $14.47 ea. I charged $341.27 total. What would you all charge?
$341.26
 

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I would have put all new fixtures in at around $100 apiece. Then charged at the very least a couple hours labor. Exit lights are not a stock item.
I am guessing I would have been around $700 or so.
 

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I'm about 320 with your prices. I usually don't replace just batteries I go for the whole fixture. Especially if they're EZ2 by duel light. Those thing go up so fast and 99% of the time you can reuse the old mount plate.
 

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Great replies! I like the $700 price but can't do that to my customer. I mark up 50% and charge $75 an hour. The bases wouldn't interchange so it took a little longer. I changed batteries in the two just because they were newer units. This apartment building hires only me for maintenance so I treat them good.
 

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according to your post, the prices you quoted equal $355.74 on my cal. and i i dont know if that includes tax and mark-up. probly should have been more!:whistling2:
 

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Weird when I am the high one. So are you guys saying you can diagnose and replace exit lights without going to a supply house? That is an hour right there.
So You have
3 exit lights at say $50
2 batteries at say $55
3hours labor at say $75
that is with no profit. What am I missing?
 

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Weird when I am the high one. So are you guys saying you can diagnose and replace exit lights without going to a supply house? That is an hour right there.
So You have
3 exit lights at say $50
2 batteries at say $55
3hours labor at say $75
that is with no profit. What am I missing?
Lights cost me $38x3=$114
Batteries cost $15x2=$30
I mark them up 50% after tax and total time on the job is 1-1/2 hours. My supply house is 2 hours away. I never go there, they have trucks. And I checked the lights first, spent 1/2 hour. Went back after parts came and spent 1 hour installing. There was only 6 lights to work on. I charge $75/hr labor.
 

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according to your post, the prices you quoted equal $355.74 on my cal. and i i dont know if that includes tax and mark-up. probly should have been more!:whistling2:
You hit a wrong button somewhere, cost on parts was less than $150.
 

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sbrn33 said:
Weird when I am the high one. So are you guys saying you can diagnose and replace exit lights without going to a supply house? That is an hour right there. So You have 3 exit lights at say $50 2 batteries at say $55 3hours labor at say $75 that is with no profit. What am I missing?

I agree. Running to the parts house in my area is a 1 hr trip. However, I didn't put in my price because the OP wanted to know my price based on his terms. Add about 100 more to my price for another hr of labor.
If I had parts on hand (most of my clientele allow me to keep extra parts on hand at their facility knowing it cuts down on labor) my price and the OP price is about the same.
 
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