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Old 04-24-2019, 02:38 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I recently graduated school and have decided to pursue a career as an estimator. My boss asked me to review a few jobs we received and make sure we have all the information we need in order to make a bid.

I’m a bit overwhelmed, so could some of the pros here give me a few pointers in how to review the job below and let me know if there’s anything missing that you’d need to submit a bid? Thank you so much!

Title: Hot Water Heater Replacement for Commercial Client
Scope:
  • Replacement of commercial 100 Gal hot water heaters.
  • Shut down and drain both hot water 100 gallon hot water heaters completely. To cut out and remove from hot water heater room.
  • Supply (2) new A.O Smith 100 gal MBH hot water heaters and install in existing location.

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Old 04-24-2019, 04:04 PM   #2
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Post intro and you may get an answer. I'm not sure you are who you say you are.
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Hi everyone, I recently graduated school and have decided to pursue a career as an estimator. My boss asked me to review a few jobs we received and make sure we have all the information we need in order to make a bid.

I’m a bit overwhelmed, so could some of the pros here give me a few pointers in how to review the job below and let me know if there’s anything missing that you’d need to submit a bid? Thank you so much!

Title: Hot Water Heater Replacement for Commercial Client
Scope:
  • Replacement of commercial 100 Gal hot water heaters.
  • Shut down and drain both hot water 100 gallon hot water heaters completely. To cut out and remove from hot water heater room.
  • Supply (2) new A.O Smith 100 gal MBH hot water heaters and install in existing location.

Photos attached:
https://imgur.com/a/zTuBGoE



sucks for you, you graduated school and still have no clue what your doing, why dont you work in the field for a few years and learn, and without an intro you wont get any answers here..
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You need some time. I'm 22 years self employed and still struggle with estimating.
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$1 per BTU
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Just another one night stand, I mean a single post.
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Quit calling it a “hot” water heater and the customer might take you seriously
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Quit calling it a “hot” water heater and the customer might take you seriously
I forget a member who is adamant it's called a hot water heater. I just can't remember who... Give him a minute he'll post about it.
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The $1 per btu suggestion would be a nice payday. Imagine getting upwards of $40k for a typical water heater install. I don't even know what a 100gal w/h uses.

Either way, imagine not having to know how to do a job before getting the job. I must be doing something wrong. I think today I'm going to apply for some jobs that I'm in no way qualified for. Wish me luck!
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