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I woulda ripped that nasty schidt out and poured a patio.


Let’s go ,Brandon!


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Never had a deck w/2X's[and never plan to].
My decks are all 5/4's and 22 years old at current house.
Tiny bit of preventative M keeps em purdy.

2X's tend to curl IMO


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$11,500 RUSH job (2.5 days) for a Real Estate closing.

Materials got to $4,600 (not sure how, but we will study that as an AA review over beer and pizza).

His dad helped him some (assume $1k or so).

He also pulled in one of his oyster boat buddies (call that $400 for a day).

Dump fees came out at zero.

Wearing surface replacement is not a Permit job here.

$5,500 on 2.5 days or $2,200 a day... assume 12 hour days... comes out to $183.33 hour.

Not the initial $250/hr I had hoped for him, but still a pretty good lick.

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Who is this guy? Just a young friend I am kinda mentoring some.

He is also a hell of a good diesel mechanic... so some perks there for me on all the broken chit I try to keep running.


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Looks good


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I had a guy put some benches around my deck. He showed up with his 14 year old son without the right tools. Didn't measure or make anything square. Left for 3 hours to get parts. Caught him stealing tools from my garage and then he complained that him and his son should each be making at least $100 per hour. I told him I had a masters degree top of my class from a top 20 worldwide MBA program and had never made that much.

If he had showed up prepared he would have made it. In the end I wish I would have done it myself. Crippled old me could have finished it in 5 hours and made it square and saved myself $700. As Biden continues to crash the economy these contractors will start to appreciate work again or go back to stealing car stereos.

Not the time to build yet.

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I make about $33/hr.

Very low overhead but lots of hours.



Cow market is hot, maybe average $40/hr this year.

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46.00 when I retired, plus all the overtime I could stand. Last three years averaged 129,000. Would have been more but Commie 19 cost me some 2 yrs ago. I’d rather have a concrete deck.

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I miss overtime pay!


Paychecks take a jump for sure.



How many hours per year(roughly) did you average?

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Sam, and all, if you love your work, it's not work at all!


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My T-111 is 31 years old this summer

Looks great still, solid as the day it was new. Has about 10 coats of Lowes Enterprise paint on it and another 6 coats of Behr premium plus soaked in on top of that.
Mine is 5/8 over complete clad 7/16 osb
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Originally Posted by SamOlson
I miss overtime pay!


Paychecks take a jump for sure.



How many hours per year(roughly) did you average?


500 to 550 was about all I could do, worked straight time in weeks that had holidays, work 9, get 6 OT. My retirement was based on best three, so fought it hard as I could. Sucked then, but nice now. Get more now than when I was working.

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Originally Posted by alwaysoutdoors
I woulda ripped that nasty schidt out and poured a patio.
Originally Posted by hanco
I’d rather have a concrete deck.
I 100% agree, concrete or pavers. A wood deck is just setting yourself up for years of work keeping it up


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