Welding Using manual inert gas shielded arc electric welding and coated electrodes (rods) of the appropriate size and type. Equipment is an electric welding machine with amperage suitable for the welding rod being used. Labor includes layout, fit-up and weld.
Fillet welds for attaching base plates, clip angles, gussets. Welding in flat position
  Size of continuous fillet weld
    3/16" IW@.300 LF — 19.60 17.30 36.90
    1/4" IW@.400 LF — 26.10 23.10 49.20
    3/8" IW@.585 LF — 38.10 33.70 71.80
    1/2" IW@.810 LF — 52.80 46.70 99.50
    5/8" IW@1.00 LF — 65.20 57.60 122.80
    3/4" IW@1.20 LF — 78.30 69.20 147.50
Buttweld joints, 100% penetration, flat plates
  Thickness at joint
    3/16" IW@.200 LF — 13.00 11.50 24.50
    1/4" IW@.250 LF — 16.30 14.40 30.70
    3/8" IW@.440 LF — 28.70 25.40 54.10
    1/2" IW@.660 LF — 43.00 38.00 81.00
    5/8" IW@.825 LF — 53.80 47.60 101.40
    3/4" IW@1.05 LF — 68.50 60.50 129.00
06 Wood and Composites
Craft@Hrs Unit Material Labor Total
  2" x 4" — MBF 605.00 — 605.00
  2" x 6" — MBF 617.00 — 617.00
  2" x 8" — MBF 598.00 — 598.00
  2" x 10" — MBF 630.00 — 630.00
  2" x 12" — MBF 707.00 — 707.00
  4" x 4" — MBF 839.00 — 839.00
  4" x 6" — MBF 856.00 — 856.00
  4" x 8" — MBF 850.00 — 850.00
  4" x 10" — MBF 920.00 — 920.00
  4" x 12" — MBF 829.00 — 829.00
  6" x 6" — MBF 1,520.00 — 1,520.00
  6" x 8" — MBF 1,540.00 — 1,540.00
  6" x 10" — MBF 1,550.00 — 1,550.00
  6" x 12" — MBF 1,570.00 — 1,570.00
  Add for ACQ treatment — MBF 250.00 — 250.00
Stud walls, including plates, blocking, headers and diagonal bracing, per SF of wall, 16" OC
      2" x 4", 8' high, 1.1 BF per SF C8@.021 SF .73 .97 1.70
      2" x 4", 10' high, 1.0 BF per SF C8@.021 SF .67 .97 1.64
      2" x 6", 8' high, 1.6 BF per SF C8@.031 SF 1.09 1.43 2.52
      2" x 6", 10' high, 1.5 BF per SF C8@.030 SF 1.02 1.39 2.41
  12" OC, 2" x 6", 8' high, 2.0 BF per SF C8@.037 SF 1.36 1.71 3.07
      8" OC, 2" x 4", staggered on 2" x 6" plates, 1.8 BF per SF C8@.034 SF 1.20 1.57 2.77
Pier caps, .60 ACQ treated 2" x 6" C8@.024 LF .87 1.11 1.98
Mud sills, treated material, add bolts or fastener
  Bolted, 2" x 4" C8@.023 LF .85 1.06 1.91
  Bolted, 2" x 6" C8@.024 LF .87 1.11 1.98
  Shot, 2" x 4" C8@.018 LF 1.09 .83 1.92
  Shot, 2" x 6" C8@.020 LF .87 .92 1.79

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