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Doublewide demo

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by Keith Merrell, Jun 16, 2022.

  1. cadre2040

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    Latest demo very happy customer IMG_20210925_083639984.jpg IMG_20210925_083533056_HDR.jpg IMG_20210925_083607317_HDR.jpg IMG_20210925_083824083_HDR.jpg IMG_20210925_083824083_HDR.jpg IMG_20210925_083639984.jpg IMG_20210925_083824083_HDR.jpg
     
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  3. Keith Merrell

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    This was the first demo I did, again same problems as others have said, I had it down in a couple hours but had was only able to get the bins picked up 2 times in one day and that was with a friend who ran the roll offs... ended up taking about 3 days when I had to wait for them to be picked up. Just make sure you have other stuff to do at the time.
     
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    I don't even know how you did that..lol - I'm not messing with it.:D
     
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    Gee thanks, a reminder of my lack of IT skills!
     
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    Reading this threw agin makes me thing about how easy it is to loss money on a bid job. There was alot of house demoed were i live the towns got grants that was a good deal because there is no way 90% of them would have ever got demoed. Alot of them were abandon or owned buy the city. After the lots were cleaned up they were put up for bids most didnt bring over $100.00 . They were small lots and no one wants to build in the older parts of town.
     
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    I knocked down an old barn. No paint, it's legal here to burn wooden debris after stripping the roofing off. Moved it 100 feet from other buildings & burned it. It left quite a pile of coals by day's end. I left them to burn down to ash.
    The caretaker called at 8:00 AM next morning alarmed there was a wisp of smoke. He'd been hosing it down since 5:00 AM. Added several tons to it & it did not further reduce.

    It took 2 trips to the transfer station with 7 ton truck with the load dripping. The tipping fee came to $1400! By the ton & it was mostly water.
     
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    We can burn in the country, same thing I tell everyone to get one dumpster so they have a receipt for roof. I still have a school minus gym I already took down this spring waiting on asbesto abatement right now. It's a couple two story brick and concrete buildings and a wooden one sided in tin. Lots of concrete so these two will take a while by myself.
     
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    Reading about the burn pile remains reminds me of an experience I had this February...

    I was clearing a lot I had purchased and had several stumps that I had set on a burn pile in the morning. So I burned everything real well and let it reduce overnight, next morning it was hotter than a two dollar pistol and needed to be trucked away, so I hosed them down with a garden hose for darn near 30 minutes, loaded them into the dump truck and off I went. About 20 minutes later I'm sitting at a stoplight in the dump truck and I see a bit of smoke coming out of the bed!! Had about a couple of larger wood pieces and stumps sitting in there that had reignited from the wind I guess... Got a lot of looks rolling through town. Made it back to the house and hosed it down, had no problems. Rolling firepit?
     
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    That reminds me about the garbage trucks dumping there load in the street or trying to make it to the dump before the fire got to bad.
     
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    Is there an average cost to wreck a single or double wide trailer off a property? There is a bunch of abandoned mobile sites in a trailer park I grew up in as a kid. I bet the properties can be bought for taxes owed.......dirt cheap. Cleaned up those properties would be sellable for a profit maybe.
     
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    Not really. It's akin to saying - "My D6's transmission is broke how much will it cost to fix?".

    There are several factors to consider besides size/SF such as personal contents, foundations (if any) and other site improvements. Like KSS's multiple pics up thread that one had a block foundation and masonry fireplace.

    Personal contents are a big one. I got burned pun intended on a house that was partially burnt in the front. The doors and windows were boarded up but I could see through to the living and dining room was charred pretty bad so I though no biggy and priced it normally.

    Well that one ate my lunch. The 2 bedrooms in the back were packed floor to ceiling with wet molded clothing and other personal ****. Doubled the disposal bill.
     
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    Recently I have been adding an oh crap factor to everything I quote, especially with the rising costs and unexpected things that seem to happen more often. I have lost quite a few jobs because of it but I don't understand how people quote jobs with such thin margins and that the only way they will make money is if everything goes right.
     
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    Those types don't stay in business long and just run the pricing down. I call them Bubba and a Backhoe.
     
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    Yep and then another comes along.
     
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    That's why I prefer commercial work as tends to keep those out with the insurance and licensing requirements. 40% of what we do is push paper but it pays the bills.
     
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    I had a good friend and mentor who would do huge commercial tile laying jobs for places such as prisons and hospitals. He always told me he landed lots of commercial jobs that other people weren't interested in just because they were willing to do the paper work and obtain the licenses. A lot more to the business than just being a good operator or tile layer.
     
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    One single wide I did almost fit in one 40 yard dumpster. The last single wide was smaller but had rooms added all the way down one side. Took two 40's beat in real tight to get gone. That's why the owner pays the dumpster fees. If they want me to bid the dumpsters I walk away. To much good work to risk getting involved. I'm not the salvation army working for free.
     
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    Without a doubt.

    My father was a home builder and he always said
    - "anyone can build a house but it's hard to build a house and make a profit when you sell it."
     
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