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Old 01-25-2011, 11:38 PM   #1
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Piece work labor breakdown chart?


A friend of mine mentioned that he used to have a union break down of labor for each trade.

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20% Tape
20% First Coat
So on and so forth, does anybody have a copy of such a thing? I would love to have an accurate break down of things!

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:51 PM   #2
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They have books like that for painting cost estimators, I have one around here somewhere but can't find it at the moment.
They are just basic guidelines though that tell you how much per LF of this and LF of that.

I would imagine they have something similar for drywall probably just have to dig around the web for it. Like I said I see those books as a guideline rather than a fact because regional differences vary greatly.
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I heard it's something like 800 to a 1000 sq ft per day no matter which application,so by the end of the week you have completed 5000 sq ft or 100 12's.but what you have actually completed is only a 1000 sq ft,,,,20 x12 ,unions work by man power,does this make sense???
what you trying to figure out checkers,that your over worked compared to union standards
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I mean say a job pays $100, total.
What percentage of the pay do you allot for taping, first coat, second coat, screws, and sanding?
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I mean say a job pays $100, total.
What percentage of the pay do you allot for taping, first coat, second coat, screws, and sanding?
The company I used to work for gave everything almost equal percentage. $0.05/ft for tape, $0.05/ft for top, $0.05/ft for skim, and $0.03/ft for sand (which was actually the real money maker for our medium/heavy knockdown). Screws are part of your top or skim coat, and if fire-taping you got an extra penny per foot for the screws and coating whatever metal there was.
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I mean say a job pays $100, total.
What percentage of the pay do you allot for taping, first coat, second coat, screws, and sanding?
I guess if your going to say by task ,and say it's a straight forward work that can be completed in 4 days.Say a run of stand ups with a few up right beads here and there.I guess most would divide it up at 25% each.
But in Importance of the task,and saying a taper has all the toys,I would be prone to say,20% tape,30% load/bed,20% skim,30% sand.Their all Important steps ,but to me the bedding and sanding can get you in more trouble if done wrong.
when you get into wicked jobs where it takes more than 4 days ,and there's lots of extras,it would be harder to break it down.guess you would half to start incorporating the extras some how .
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