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Mechanical Cost Data, 1998 (Means Mechanical Cost Data)
(2 customer reviews)
Total unit and systems price guidelines for mechanical construction--materials, parts, fittings, and complete labor cost information., Includes prices for piping, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and all related construction. With unit costs and system assembly costs, productivity data for labor cost comparisons, diagrams, notes, and explanations. Local cost indexing, easy-to-use subject look-up index, and invaluable references enhance cost information. Illus Pub: 10/97.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #11536898 in Books
- Published on: 1997-10
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 11.00" h x 8.75" w x 1.00" l,
- Binding: Paperback
- 614 pages
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By Edward J. Cardinal
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everything I needed, and then some
As many HVAC estimators apparently know, this book has cost data for just about every mechanical system you can imagine. While the book would be overkill for most folks, those who are considering significant home remodeling projects may find it worthwhile as a way to fairly evaluate bids. A certain amount of time and knowledge is required to figure out how to use the book, but once you do it's a goldmine. As an example, I used it a week ago to verify a $65,000 quote for a big renovation job a coworker's friend was considering and found out that the heat pump piping was ten times too high - $20,000 versus $2,000! It breaks out materials, labor and profit/overhead so you know exactly what you are getting into. Money well spent, especially if you get last year's edition... so the costs are a little lower - it's a good spot to start bargaining with contractors!