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Looking for inexpensive CO2 alarms... Home depot has'em but the want $29 buck for'em. That's the price a client wants to pay for them installed.
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First alert makes a couple for about $18 at Lowes.
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I'd tell the client to _____ in one hand and wish in the other, see which one fills up first.


The price for install is X, it doesn't matter what you WANT to pay for them.

Or tell them to mail you a couple units and when they arrive you'll be happy to install them for $29.
The reason clients have gotten so low is that the hacks take what ever is thrown at them and roll with it.
No body has stood up for themselves when the banks and nats have cut the prices.



If you think about it the prices going down is insane......... inflation has drove every thing UP the last few years and yet the pay for work performed and for installing things like C O detectors has gone down.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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I just don't get the CO and smoke alarm thing. Doesn't that fall on personal responsibility to the person who eventually buys it?? Next thing you know they will have us buy an insurance policy on the hose......
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In some states C O alarms are state law.

CO for example after a high profile C O caused death made it state law that any time any residence changed hands it had to have a C O detector installed as long as there was ANY type of C O producing method in the house.

Gas fire place, gas water heater, gas range, attached garage etc.

Even rentals when they were re-rented to new tenants............. install C O detectors.




State law.

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First alert makes a couple for about $18 at Lowes.

Thanks... that's alot better than $29.
Even so with that ($18) a $8 install...christ... cheap bastids
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Thanks... that's alot better than $29.
Even so with that ($18) a $8 install...christ... cheap bastids
Menards has me at seventeen. Sometimes $20 for a smoke and CO together.
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Depends on the state/county we are in. Some is one per floor, others one per bedroom, some hardwired only, etc.
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menards has them 2 for $28 here about 3x a year. My rep always calls me because he knows I'll come in for $5k of them
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menards has them 2 for $28 here about 3x a year. My rep always calls me because he knows I'll come in for $5k of them
$5,000, really?
That is over 350 alarms!
Do you haul those in the Jetta? Or the Rodeo?
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