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Company wants me to install a dehumidifier

Hey guys this is my first post on this site. The company that gives me all my work is asking me to install a dehumidifier.

What do you guys normally do? I live in South Florida so I wouldn't want to install a commercial rental from home depot. It wont be there when I go pic it up!

Obviously Ill have the power turned on and will be using a small one so if it gets stolen its not a big deal.

How much would you recommend charging per day?

Any advise would be appreciated. I've been reading on here how these company's are getting harder and harder to work for. Yesterday I got an email saying they want a copy of each trash outs dump receipt!!

It sucks because some times Ill do 3 trash outs all in one dump trailer!!

Guess that's the end of that!!
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Hey guys this is my first post on this site. The company that gives me all my work is asking me to install a dehumidifier.

What do you guys normally do? I live in South Florida so I wouldn't want to install a commercial rental from home depot. It wont be there when I go pic it up!

Obviously Ill have the power turned on and will be using a small one so if it gets stolen its not a big deal.

How much would you recommend charging per day?

Any advise would be appreciated. I've been reading on here how these company's are getting harder and harder to work for. Yesterday I got an email saying they want a copy of each trash outs dump receipt!!

It sucks because some times Ill do 3 trash outs all in one dump trailer!!

Guess that's the end of that!!

Get one off the shelf at Lowe's, around $150 +\- if they're on sale. Set it near the laundry room elevate it, run drain hose out the dryer vent. Typically should be a flat fee charge not by the day. 9 times out of 10 that's what they're looking for. Anything beyond that tell them to hire 3rd party. I'm guessing you're only going to get about $200 before expenses so anything more than that they can kick rocks.

I'd make 3 copies of the same dump receipt and submit. If you're creative change the times on the receipt but anything past that I'd remind them of the difference between independent contractor and employee.
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Ok sounds good with the dehumidifier. I re read the email and it says what you thought they wanted.

As far as the dump receipt goes they charge by weight so they would probably figure it out. They take 25% off the top of all my bids so I just make my bid and add 25%. I not bitching though because I get 37.50 a cubic yard after they take their cut.


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Ok sounds good with the dehumidifier. I re read the email and it says what you thought they wanted.

As far as the dump receipt goes they charge by weight so they would probably figure it out. They take 25% off the top of all my bids so I just make my bid and add 25%. I not bitching though because I get 37.50 a cubic yard after they take their cut.


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Cubic Yard isn't usually measured by weight. Are you sure you're getting $37.50 per CY?

Sometimes I wish I could charge by weight, would get out a lot better.
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Get one off the shelf at Lowe's, around $150 +\- if they're on sale. Set it near the laundry room elevate it, run drain hose out the dryer vent. Typically should be a flat fee charge not by the day. 9 times out of 10 that's what they're looking for. Anything beyond that tell them to hire 3rd party. I'm guessing you're only going to get about $200 before expenses so anything more than that they can kick rocks.

I'd make 3 copies of the same dump receipt and submit. If you're creative change the times on the receipt but anything past that I'd remind them of the difference between independent contractor and employee.
MFS Supply or Bargainlocks on the dehumidifiers, about $30 cheaper than Lowes or HD.
As far as the dump receipts I agree with NCnewbie, make 3 copies. Most companies are just looking for proof you dumped the debris legally and not in some other house or yard.
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The dump receipt thing is nothing new. Most contractors have one on their server. Most nationals have one they can send you to fill out each time.
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I read that hud typically approves 350 to install a dehumidifier so I guess that's what I'll charge before they take the 25 %. I get 37.50 per cylinder after they take there 25% but what I was saying is the dump charges by weight so it's always different. If the company I work for keeps seeing the same weight and price lets say $47.77 they would probably catch on fast.


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I read that hud typically approves 350 to install a dehumidifier so I guess that's what I'll charge before they take the 25 %. I get 37.50 per cylinder after they take there 25% but what I was saying is the dump charges by weight so it's always different. If the company I work for keeps seeing the same weight and price lets say $47.77 they would probably catch on fast.


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That is the correct charge for a Dehumidifier. The company you work for doesn't care if your trailer weighs the exact same every time. They are simply meeting a requirement put on them by their client because so many guys have dumped on dead end roads or at other properties.
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Makes sense. Thank you for your help. I've been working property preservation for 7 years but only stared making good money in the last year and a half. Lots of property's still in south Florida. Hopefully they won't make me start taking a tape measure to my loads like other company's.


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Waiting until you need a dehumidifier to buy it

will most times reduce your margin substantially. It is best to buy them on sale and keep a couple in stock. I usually find them for $120 from time to time, they are 160-170 off the shelf. That's a big difference in margin if your getting 75% of HUD or $262.50. Nothing on sale right now from my usual sources.
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