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Ok so I need to replace a timer next week. I quote 2 hours plus cost. I have never done this before. Is 2 hours plenty of time for this?
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I am guessing this is a hard wired irrigation timer? Did you get a replacement? Have you played around with it to see how it works and what it will take to replace it?
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If its a plug in type. Should take about 15 minutes. Assuming you are replacing one, all the wires are already there. If you are replacing a hardwire, then 1/2 hour or so.
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Ok so I need to replace a timer next week. I quote 2 hours plus cost. I have never done this before. Is 2 hours plenty of time for this?
should be as long as your nt running any new wire
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I'm replacing an existing timer. I am fairly sure it is hardwired. I talked to the folks at lowes where I got the new one and they concur with everyone that it should take no more than 45 minutes. Not bad for $150 I guess.
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Sounds like you made out great on that one. Lots of profit little man power always works for me lol.
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Sounds like you made out great on that one. Lots of profit little man power always works for me lol.
I do feel bad though for charging so much. I am an honest person so when the billing is done I will probably apply a credit. I would $hit if someone charged me $300 per hour for yard work lol.
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lol good man. It will come back to you some how if you didnt karma can b a B&%@$ !
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Thats great. I usually charge the price of the timer plus $75 for doing a replacement. Its different though if you need to do a new install.
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Thats great. I usually charge the price of the timer plus $75 for doing a replacement. Its different though if you need to do a new install.
Thats what I did 35 per hour but I never did it before so I quoted 2 hours. Unfortunately they already paid and instead of the $80 timer I found one for $20 that will suffice. This is the reason I rather people pay when the work is done.
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