A storage shed is to be built in the shape of a box with a square base. It is to have a volume of 250 cubic ft?
A storage shed is to be built in the shape of a box with a square base. It is to have a volume of 250 cubic ft. The concrete for the base cost $7 per square foot, the material for the roof costs $3 per square ft. and the material for the sides costs $2.50 per square foot. Find the dimensions of the most economical shed?
L*W*H = 250
L = W
C = 7*L*W + 3*L*W + 2*(2.50)*L*H + 2*(2.50)*W*H
Knowing that L = W, rearrange cost equation into:
C = 10*L^2 + 10*L*H
Rearrange the volume equation to put H in terms of L/W
H = 250/L^2
Go back to the cost equation again:
C = 10*L^2 + 2500/L
take the first derivative and set equal to 0
dC = 20*L -2500/L^2 = 0
20*L = 2500/L^2
20*L^3 = 2500
L^3 = 2500/20 = 125
L = 5, W = 5
H = 10
I want to pour a concrete patio and am wondering what is a reasonable pricer per square foot?
I will be pouring 900-1200 square feet of concrete around my home. It is a brand new home.
Oh, that SO depends on your area, the prices of concrete and labor. Try asking that question again in a different category, like home and garden diy, and maybe you’ll get more answers. Sorry I couldn’t help ya.
One thing you might try though, is call your local cement companies and ask them what a yard of cement costs. (Isn’t that how it’s sold?) Then once you had some prices for comparison you’d have your answer.
See, really I’m no help on this one. Maybe try another category.
dig and pour a basement for a prefab in Kentucky?
I am looking at land in the Bowling Greene Kentucky area . I am interested in putting a manufactured home over a basement. My question is: How much to dig, pour, and possibly waterproof (want to use the space for home theater) a 10 ft wall basement under a say 28′x52′ manufactured home. A guesstimate of total cost or a good rule of thumb per square foot cost would be very helpful for initial planning puposes.. Thanks!!!
This is difficult for anyone to answer from a distance. I can state that it is surely doable to install a basement foundation under your modular building. The cost and feasibility is best answered by a local concrete foundation contractor. Call one up on the phone and ask him.
How much would it cost to self instal a metal or wood fence?
by like square feet… whatever the rate is. What is the rate (about) and what is cheaper?
I actually put in my own fence last summer. I chose to go with a shadowbox dogear. Shadowbox is vertical planks that are staggered every other on opposite sides. Dogear planks are angled on the top corners. The 6′ prebuilt panels were selling for $65 at our local big box stores. I ended up not buying prebuilt panels, but rather building the fence from scratch as I went along so that I didn’t have to space my posts exactly the width of the prebuilt panels.
Both of my neighbors already had fences installed, so the sides of my yard were already done. All I had to do was the very back, and the front sides connecting to the house. Total linear feet was 130′. I was quoted $2400 and $2900 for 6′ high, treated lumber dogear shadbowbox. I did it myself, and with tool rentals and all, it cost $1300. I spread it out over 2 weekends. I only had help with digging the holes – I did everything else myself. I used stakes to hold the posts while I filled all of them with (3-4) 80# bags of concrete. I had 24 posts total.
The first weekend I dug all of the holes 42″ deep, put a little gravel, and a little dry concrete down there (per the quikcrete instructions), and I set all of the posts ~ 6.5′-7.0′ apart.
The following weekend after the concrete cured, I put 3 rows of horizontal 2×4′s connecting the posts. From there I began nailing the vertical dogear pickets in a shadowbox pattern. Make a template/spacer, rent or borrow a roofing nailer, and this part will fly. For the gate(s), I bought a steel frame template which made it a breeze.
All in all, the toughest part of the entire project was digging the holes. I rented a trailered hydraulic auger from Home Depot which lessened the hassle, but it was still my least favorite part. Also, when digging the holes, make sure to somewhat “mushroom” out the bottom of the holes. This way concrete will fill that void and create a sort of anchor so that they won’t lift out of the ground. In the midwest, you will see a lot of fence posts lifted out of the ground because they didn’t go deep enough. The mushrooming strengthens it that much more.
Materials if you want to build a similar fence:
4″x4″x10′ treated posts
1″x6″x6′ dogear treated pickets
2″x4″x8′ treated rails
3-4 80# bags of quikcrete per posthole
Gravel for the bottom of the postholes
A roofing nailer loaded with 1 3/4″ nails
3 1/2″ screws for the 2×4 rails into the posts
Fence gate steel frame for each gate
You can also use this tool to give you some idea of materials needed.
Sorry for the rambling, but I hope that helps!
What is a reasonable amount to be payed to paint murals in a store?
I am a sophomore in highschool and I have been asked to paint murals of a giant garden along the walls of the store. It is three walls, and I am not a professional. How do professional muralists calculate the costs for painting for their customers? Hour, square foot, what is it? Also I can only work on the weekends and after school on friday because school is the most important right now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated thank you.
I agree with UT 1-0 on this one but to further it in detail let me explain:
1. Figure out the cost of your materials…Are you asked to do interior or exterior walls. ARE you on the allowed surfaces asked to be using canvass or will it be the bare bones of the building?
2. Are you asked to do a latex overcoat for sealing or will you be needing to cover the material in a glass case, plastic sheeting or spray adhesive with gesso?
3.Is the mural going to be the size of the full wall or a small promotional item to encourage may a company sales or is this for a personal use, etc?.
4, When working for the first time, are you able to have enough time to know that the job can be completed in an allowed time they ask of you?
5. Will the costumer be reimbursing you for any of their mistakes you or they might make in the developement to the project? What if you need more materials or if by some odd chance you realize a customer knew you can’t afford any more and now you have to take extra payout out of your own expenses elsewhere to complete their job…will you go to them again?
6. Are the said buyers to your work factoring in your travel costs if need be?
7.. Did the customer say they are paying you by the hour for your time or by day? And really is this worth it to you?
8. When working what time do they want to report to them?…this is important as if you can only work on your time, you have to mention first and foremost and work around it!
9. If considering the job as a huge one, are you needing to go hiring extra helpers?
Remember, when doing anything always try to focus on how well you can do the job by yourself, if you are unable to, you also need to factor in pay for an extra helper.
Sorry to grammatically correct you but the word you were trying is spelled paid, not payed. Also just know that learning your full options will help you gain ways to paving the future in the art world too.
For a first timer, always take photos of your work so you have portpholios to show the customers when going out for prospective jobs as this tells them how much you can likely handle and if you are mature enough for the job.
Anytime you are trying to presume a job, remember you will always have to ask questions to see what the customers want. This too will hale the way to determine how big the size and scale of your work will be.
For pricing: My first works ranged anywhere from $20 to about $50 but see they were like class scetches etc. The more professional ones I done later like the one I am about to describe, well I asked for a lot more Example:
when I done this for an art gallery back in 1999 I had the owner who was a good friend only pay me and my friend $1000 each because it got us out for approximately 3 days to have the work completed between the two of us. But see we figured it would take 2 days and we would be there from midmorning to first break of dinner.
It took us about 3 days because there was a lot of detail and we kept changing the theme we were to paint so you have to factor that in as well. Also if the paint is washable you have to figure that out as well.
You have to realize any job can be basically broke down to about $7-50 dollars per increment of work you could do within the allowance time you can give toward resolves and pleasure in what you think you can handle and the main goal behind it…how professional the outcome is going to be.
To get back to the painting, WE were working on straight concrete so the walls eventually absorbed a lot of paint. After that job, we both gave her a break on the work because she was just starting out as a business owner and I was trying to not only promote her but myself too around my community and local mayors offices, etc to put on a roster for phonebook ads etc.
But anyhow, I gained the full opportunity to now be known in the artist world as a class A student because once he died his work along with my help on one of his pieces got displayed downtown and a very well recognized painter asked me later at his funeral how long I we known each other and why did we do this for and why. Here is another way to open up the doors to recieving art jobs: Ask around and get referals, go to art fairs, always find out how many people need help in communities around you. The more the work the higher the cost for your work. If you think this does good to helpanswer your question, you are most welcome.
Oh one more thing, you may also want to give anyone you come in contact with a printed business card so they can remember you by.
Um if you want please feel free to email me to be a good friend, if you need any assistance, I can offer more incites especially if you are just starting out.
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