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Labor Question

Postby Gary Puckett » Wed, Aug 19 2009, 7:02AM

Has anyone put in a interior pocket door? I would like to know the going price for labor. I have to remove drywall from both sides, modify any structure so that the pocket door frame can be installed and hang the door. I figured that's about a 8-10 hour job.

If anyone has an opinion this please comment.

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Re: Labor Question

Postby Peter Walsh » Wed, Aug 19 2009, 11:49AM

Sounds right to me for the work described (not including any finishing).
Caution: If the pocket door will be used to close off sections of the house that may have separate HVAC, and one side is allowed to "set back" with a resultant temperature difference between each side of the door, cheap Lowe's or Home Depot pocket doors will bow and bind. In this case, the new door must be robustly built and not easily bowed by hand pressure but is still subject to temperature effects.
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Postby Will Williamson » Wed, Aug 19 2009, 3:21PM

$1000.00 installation plus materials
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Re: Labor Question

Postby Gary Puckett » Wed, Aug 19 2009, 6:30PM

Peter,

The pocket door is going in a hallway guest rest room. The builder put a swing door in and the room is so small that the door hits the toilet :roll: go figure :?: . So I am going to replace that door with a pocket door to allow for a little more room. Also going to bead board the walls and put some crown mold up. Hope to get out in 3 days, but you know how that goes.

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Pocket Door

Postby George Davidson » Wed, Aug 19 2009, 9:35PM

Hi Gary
In pocket door hardware I like JohnsonHardware_Pocket Doors http://www.johnsonhardware.com/pdindex.htm
Pocket Door Video http://www.johnsonhardware.com/Video/An ... enuALT.swf I made all my man look at it 3- times.I had to pay them to seat and look at it? It has paid off for us.
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Re: Labor Question

Postby George Davidson » Wed, Aug 19 2009, 9:41PM

Gary
How big is the room you are putting the crown up in?
Is the beadboard going around the pocket door

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Re: Labor Question

Postby Gary Puckett » Thu, Aug 20 2009, 7:08AM

George,

Great video on the pocket door, the room is very small I have not measured it but if I were to guess I would say 7' X 4'

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Re: Labor Question

Postby George Davidson » Thu, Aug 20 2009, 4:43PM

Here is one that I let the man look at for crown mold. For year's I did all the crown mold with NO helper
now I use alot of jigs. I try to tell them all the 2 biggest things are (Inside corners add a 1/8" to the over all length)
Make a crown molding block up (Mark all the inside corners and out side corners before you DO ANYTHING.
I use a 3" block but I make them use a 16 or 24" crown block (To make up for dry wall tape ins and outs) It will make the corners SQ for them.
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He is my biggest helper now I have a outside corner block I made for it.
I use it alot in the shop for the inside of the cabinets
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Calculator beadboard http://www.vintagewoodworks.com/beadboardcalc1.html
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Re: Labor Question

Postby Rob Davis » Fri, Aug 21 2009, 1:54PM

Gary, replies seems reasonable but just make sure you've considered and investigated if nay utilities run through this area. Electrical outlets, switches, plumbing vent or supply lines, HVAC ductwork. You've likely already thought about this but if not, it might sto the Uh-Oh moment when you rip the drywall off.
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Re: Labor Question

Postby Gary Puckett » Fri, Aug 21 2009, 9:12PM

Thanks Rob,


Surprizes I just love um, that is always a extra in the contract and I politly tell that to the client :wink:

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