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Old March 19th, 2017, 12:54 PM
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Just a quick note to anyone using "New Posts" on SBI... this is posted to the Ontario Forum and refers to Canadian dollars.

I need to have tubing installed this coming summer or fall and not sure how to budget for it. Looking at 800 taps approximately and one local producer suggested budgeting for $20/tap and it would end up being a little bit high. His personal average is about $17/tap. This is for fully installed and all material supplied. Does this sound about right? I am essentially looking at 15k for 800 taps on tubing not including tanks and vac?
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Old March 19th, 2017, 02:52 PM
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Just a quick note to anyone using "New Posts" on SBI... this is posted to the Ontario Forum and refers to Canadian dollars.

I need to have tubing installed this coming summer or fall and not sure how to budget for it. Looking at 800 taps approximately and one local producer suggested budgeting for $20/tap and it would end up being a little bit high. His personal average is about $17/tap. This is for fully installed and all material supplied. Does this sound about right? I am essentially looking at 15k for 800 taps on tubing not including tanks and vac?
Sounds about right. Problem is it's almost like buying a car. Which spout,which mainline, installation cost?, Some use post in the woods ECT...
When we install,we do not offer placement of any post. We do not put in drops. We do not do the final mainline to wire ties. These examples make no sense to pay us to do. Anyways. Our jobs usually come in at 8-10 dollars per tap. Lot's of options that could effect price by a couple dollars or more per tap. So I would guess if you pay out the COMPLETE job, your estimate is close.
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Old March 19th, 2017, 08:33 PM
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In 2013 I did my own install for 2,100 taps in a new woods. I purchased all the material and my two workers (each paid $25.00 per hour) and myself ($30.00 per hour)did all the work.
We installed a wet dry system that included 2,800' of 1 1/2" wet line and a dry line consisting of 550' of 3" pipe and 2,250' of 2" pipe. All of the wet - dry was posted at 10' intervals. We installed 12,200' of 1" mainline for 18 lines with all SS parts, tension grips and wire tied. The mains were set 150' apart so the laterals were under 75'. Each lateral had 3 taps or less. The average taps per saddle was 2.37. The total material cost was $21,463. ($10.22 per tap) and the labor cost was $10,407. ($4.95 per tap)
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Material and labour converted to Canadian dollars is $19.72/tap based on your install so to budget for 20 bucks a tap CDN seems pretty close.
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The material cost for just about all of the different parts has come down or I have been shopping better. !" mainline, tubing, SS fittings, vacuum gauges are now available at a lower cost than in 2013. So the $20.00 CDN
.should be good for sure
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