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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

Home Security System reviews in Ramona

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Hooked up two sensors and they quickly lost connection. One sensor was about 20 ft away from the base and the other was roughly 30 ft away, but neither would hold a signal to the base. The cellphone bluetooth signal also wouldn't stay connected. They gave me a few different suggestions to get a better signal, but I didn't feel those suggestion were necessarily going to address all of my issues. The system didn't give me a good sense of security and I decided to send the system back and request a refund.
- Jimmy E.
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The service went well. I also ordered some extra things from them for an additional fee. They got the security system to me in a timely manner. I like the system and it was
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to set up. It works well. The staff answers the phone quickly and has been helpful each time I had to call.
- Steve T.
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was courteous and professional. The replacement was done expeditiously, and the system has functioned normally since then.

He has been our security system and fire alarm systems provider for years. We have always found him to be responsive and prompt. He has often added us on to what was clearly an already full day. He has major suggestions to enhance our security system, and has made major improvements to our fire alarm system, such as the capability to detect carbon monoxide.

He regard him highly, and wish to continue to use his services.
- Gunther S.
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After installing and servicing a Fire Alarm at 160
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Blvd.
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,
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. After the change of ownership of the property they refused to provide service to me based on "past Experience at that location" these words came from the mouth of
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via telephone to me on the afternoon of 2/25/15. Their arrogance and lack of courtesy to a consumer is obvious. I have filed a complaint to the Better Business Bureau where they are not listed as an accredited business.
- Alfred D.
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Great. Excellent initial contact with
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Snow. Thorough & very good follow up. Technician (
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Hawk) was very good and explained what & why on install & training.
- Justin C.
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I opened the box (takes about 7 days to get anything from them because they ship FedEx ground from back east - not a big deal) and all door and window sensors were labeled along with the motion sensors and glass break sensor.
I am replacing this wireless company with another company so compare services. Before I called them to activate the service, I installed the control panel, installed the sensors and tacked down the one white wire from the control panel to were the unit is plugged in.
I called them and spent about 2 .5 hours to activate 9 window sensors, 3 door senors, 2 motion sensors and 1 glass beak sensor. Lots of trail and error to get everything to work, adding tape, repositioning sensors etc...
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is professional and patient. They wanted me to move the control panel from it's current location (by the front door) to the middle of the house. I informed the
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person that I would not move it because that is were I want it and spent the time tacking down the wire so it was neat. We got the system to work. The system was put into trial mode for a week so we could get used to the system
Another week goes by and they call me to inform me that the motion sensor went off at the house during the day and should they dispatch the police? I looked at my app on my phone and it told me that the front door and back door sensors were not affected. I told them not to dispatch them and I would check it out in a few hours. Turns out the double-side sticky tape to the motion sensor came off and the sensor and hit the floor. I screwed the sensor into the wall so that would not happen again.
Two more weeks went by and I get a call for the back master bedroom sensors reported being an issue. I told them not to dispatch the police because the other sensors were still good. Turns out that these 2 sensors are about 80 feet from the control panel (borderline being too far away) so they sent me out 2 long-range sensors (I had to send back the old sensors for free - emailed me the FedEx sticker) that did the trick. We configured the 2 new sensors and I have had no issues since.
I am able to have multiple alarm codes for different people so they can have the code that is easy for them to remember. I use the iphone app daily to see when my wife sets the alarm and can turn the system off from almost anywhere. The control panel is easy to understand and is good for younger and older folks.
The other wireless system did not offer long range sensors so we had more issues with the system.

- Howard G.
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System came in the mail quickly. It was very easy to install and took me less than one hour to complete. When I called the company to activate the system the person I talked to spoke clear English and was very helpful. Overall experience so far has been great.
- Sean M.
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When the installer came out they tried to charge me about $2,500 and the system wouldn't work, even after coming out three times. Also, I was charged a service fee each time. The smoke alarm in between the living area/dining area wasn't even installed properly into the drywall, it kept falling down. I sent pictures to
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and they have never done anything. They were an 'F' provider to work with.
- Russell D.

All Home Security Companies in Ramona, CA

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$8.95 Security Monitoring

10301 Azuaga St
San Diego

A Access Automation & Gate

11530 Bridle Path Ln
Lakeside

A-RAYMAN ELECTRIC, INC.

306N West El Norte Pkwy
Escondido

A. Sanshey Electric Inc.

PO BOX 301191
Escondido

Accurate Security Pros

9919 Hibert St
San Diego

AD TECH SYSTEMS

968 LAMAR ST
Ramona

ADAMS AVENUE LOCK & KEY

3554 ADAMS AVE
San Diego

ADT Carlsbad

2977 Carlsbad Boulevard
Carlsbad

ADT Chula Vista

385-389 3rd Ave
Chula Vista

ADT Chula Vista

308 F St
Chula Vista

ADT Chula Vista

335-345 F St
Chula Vista

ADT Chula Vista

2050 Entertainment Circle
Chula Vista

ADT Chulavista

193 Broadway
Chula Vista

ADT Chulavista

514 Glover Ave
Chula Vista

ADT Chulavista

260 3rd Ave
Chula Vista

ADT Chulavista

656-690 Palomar St
Chula Vista

ADT Escondido

600-998 W Valley Pkwy
Escondido

ADT Escondido

143 S. Cedros Ave
Solana Beach

ADT Escondido

400-448 W Grand Ave
Escondido

ADT LLC, Custom Home Services

3830 Calle Fortunada
San Diego

ADT Oceanside

2171 South El Camino Real
Oceanside

ADT Oceanside

100-198 N Cleveland St
Oceanside

ADT Oceanside

300-398 N Pacific St
Oceanside

ADT Oceanside

143 S. Cedros Ave
Solana Beach

ADT San Diego

927-947 E St
San Diego

ADT San Diego

1260 Park Blvd
San Diego

ADT San Diego

900-998 8th Ave
San Diego

ADT San Diego

402 W Broadway
San Diego

ADT San Diego

1110 C St
San Diego

ADT San Diego

425 F St
San Diego

ADT San Diego

1008 Broadway
San Diego

ADT San Diego

947 E St
San Diego

ADT San Diego

802 5th Ave
San Diego

ADT San Diego

2241 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego

ADT San Diego

3830 Calle Fortunada
San Diego

ADT Security Services Inc

3830 Calle Fortunada
San Diego

ADT Valley Center

28748 County Highway S6
Valley Center

Advance Home Security

1103 S San Gabriel Blvd
San Gabriel

ADVANCED ALARMS

1940 SHADOWRIDGE RD
Ramona

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St

Alarm2000 Inc

234 Broadway
San Diego

ALARMS UNLIMITED

4584 Park Boulevard
San Diego

Allstar Security

17464 Fairlie Rd
San Diego

AMERICAN SECURITIES NETWORK

809 DAVIS ST
Ramona

Andrus Audio Inc.

501 West Broadway #800
San Diego

API Security

600 West Broadway #700
San Diego

Armor Link Security

Laguna Niguel

AUDIO ZONE

1710 MISSION AVE
Oceanside

Automotive Excellence of San Diego

11211 Sorrento Valley Rd
San Diego

AZTEC SECURITY

11440 WEST BERNARDO CT
San Diego

Best Medical Alert LLC

8310 Allison Pointe Blvd

BILL'S MOBILE DETAILING

457 SPANISH OAK AVE.
San Marcos

Bri Electric

5580 La Jolla Blvd # 519

CODE 3 Electrical

1900 Weld Blvd
El Cajon

DG General, Inc.

3512 Columbia St
San Diego

Digital Direct

40485 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd
Murrieta

Direct Protect Security & Surveillance

3151 Airway Ave
Costa Mesa

Distinguished Fire Extinguisher Service

1184 California St
Imperial Beach

Diverse Kreations

1914 W. Mission Road, Suite A
Escondido

Dotworkz Systems

3688 Midway Dr
San Diego

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS INC

2418 Auto Park Way
Escondido

Elevate Inc.

180 Avenida La Pata
San Clemente

Evolution Electric & Solar

1541 Gary Ln
Escondido

EyeView24 Innovative Security Solutions

2434 Auto Park Way, Suite 100
Escondido

Fallbrook Alarm

PO Box 634
Fallbrook

Fallbrook Auto Works

620 S Mission Rd
Fallbrook

Fidelity Electric

10601 G Tierrasanta Blvd.
San Diego

Fire Wire Systems Inc

42066 Avenida Alvarado
Temecula

Five Alarm Security

2794 Loker Ave W Ste 108
Carlsbad

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd.

GUARDIAN SOUTH

25710 CARYN CT
Ramona

HoneyDoforYou Handyman Services

9921 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego

Horeth Construction Corporation

10612 Prospect Ave #103

I'll Handle IT

8859 Haveteur Way
San Diego

Integrity Alarms

7540 Metropolitan Drive
San Deigo

JOE'S TIRE SHOP

3029 MARKET ST
San Diego

Knight Security & Fire Systems

2418 Auto Park Way
Escondido

KRISTAN ELECTRIC

9476 Los Coches Rd
Lakeside

La Jolla Lock and Safe

1122 Wall St
La Jolla

LifeWatch USA

266 Merrick Rd

Link Home Security

3293 Harrison Blvd

Livewatch Security

522 W Bertrand Ave

Lunius Group, Inc.

Suite 102, 825 College Blvd
Oceanside

Maintenance Magic

4638 Rose Dr
Oceanside

Majestec Premium Security Screens

1112 22nd St
Manhattan Beach

Mobile Car Stereo

I am mobile i come to you
Santee

Monumental Workx

4807 Mercury St.
San Diego

NextAlarm

3330 Cumberland Blvd

OFF DUTY OFFICERS

2365 La Mirada Dr
Vista

Patriot Security

3400 Irvine Ave.
Newport Beach

Patriot Security Systems LLC

11049 1/2 Camino Playa Carmel

Pioneer Security Services, Inc

991 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Ste C-415
Solana Beach

Power And Light Electric

17066 Abra Way
San Diego

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr

Protection 1 San Diego

12232 Thatcher Court
Poway

Rancho Santa Fe Security Systems Inc

1991 Village Park Way
Encinitas

Raygun Electric

PO Box 2651
Carlsbad

Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen

12147 Kirkham Rd
Poway

RemoteAlly

350 S. Maple Street
Corona

San Diego CCTV Pros

2204 Garnet Ave
San Diego

SAN DIEGO FIRE PROTECTION

1934 Bonus Dr
San Diego

Scripps Ranch Security

9995 Ritter Ct
San Diego

SD Video Security Group

1135 Peach Ave
El Cajon

SDA SECURITY SYSTEMS

PO BOX 82567
San Diego

Security Tech Protective Services

2941-2947 Fulton Ave Ste A
Sacramento

Sierra Group

560 Riverdale Dr
Glendale

SimpliSafe Home Security

294 Washington St.

Sky's the Limit CHIS

4826 Jumano Ave

So Cal Home Theater

2151 N Mammoth Pl
Escondido

SOS Family Secure, Inc.

121 East Northport Road

Source One Electrical

1381 N Cuyamaca St
El Cajon

Superior Gate Services

23027 teil glen road
Murrieta

Tekhere

1101 highland ave
National City

Time Warner Cable La Jolla

7553 Girard Ave
La Jolla

Top Notch Installs

1841 14TH St
San Diego

Valencia Electric Solutions

PO Box 3936
Fullerton

Wave Connects

140 Encinitas Blvd STE #106
Encinitas

West Coast Fire & Safety

7960 Silverton Ave
San Diego

WOOLSEY CONSTRUCTION

P.O. Box 224
Lakeside

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