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PLEASE HELP! Thawing a basement

Ok, I have a crazy property that is all frozen over on the inside (ice build up around some pipes and small buildups elsewhere, as well as frost on walls and spots on ceiling ETC) I have several bids to create on this place but I have NO clue how to approach bidding the Thaw order they gave me.

they want me to bid on thawing the frozen basement...

please help.

a huge generator and several heaters??? I can add rental costs to bid but what about labor? how flippin long will it take to thaw this place? couple pics attached
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ok, i have a crazy property that is all frozen over on the inside (ice build up around some pipes and small buildups elsewhere, as well as frost on walls and spots on ceiling etc) i have several bids to create on this place but i have no clue how to approach bidding the thaw order they gave me.

They want me to bid on thawing the frozen basement...

Please help.

A huge generator and several heaters??? I can add rental costs to bid but what about labor? How flippin long will it take to thaw this place? Couple pics attached
Если вы не можете понять, как это сделать это из вашего объема работ? Есть ли у вас возможность сделать эту работу?
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Если вы не можете понять, как это сделать это из вашего объема работ? Есть ли у вас возможность сделать эту работу?
okay i google translated it. I am fully capable - I beleive. just making sure I am not missing something. Was only looking for pointers not for board members to treat me as if I have no business here, or no business in this line of work.
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Pics from my last thaw. Took 8 hours. Would have taken much longer but the water heater was drained before I got there and the house was starting out at 35 deg. Good thing they waited 3 weeks to approve it.



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If the water heater is frozen solid, you could be looking at days to fully thaw it. If you are bidding through a regional, forget it. They'll want you to do it for $400.

I'd be $1k to $2k with no frozen water heater. $2k to $3k with a frozen water heater. I also own my equipment and only rent the propane cylinder.



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Ok, I have a crazy property that is all frozen over on the inside (ice build up around some pipes and small buildups elsewhere, as well as frost on walls and spots on ceiling ETC) I have several bids to create on this place but I have NO clue how to approach bidding the Thaw order they gave me.

they want me to bid on thawing the frozen basement...

please help.

a huge generator and several heaters??? I can add rental costs to bid but what about labor? how flippin long will it take to thaw this place? couple pics attached

I love thaws great time to slap some propane heaters in the house, fuel the generator and charge $1000.00 a day. Not sure what the CE will allow you to make.
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He is running generator. Be sure to turn off power to home-preferably at the meter and not at frozen panel and be sure the water is off at street.
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That looks like a maid refresh house here in N MI. Minor freeze...

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Pics from my last thaw. Took 8 hours. Would have taken much longer but the water heater was drained before I got there and the house was starting out at 35 deg. Good thing they waited 3 weeks to approve it.
Brad, what brand of heater is that
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