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jonsmith74

09:41PM | 10/03/08
Member Since: 10/03/08
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Hi,

I have had a water leak from my water heater. I have received a quote which seems very high from a contracter to perform the following repair:

Garage:

Drain, disconnect and move hot water tank (50 gallon) and stand.

Remove damaged dry wall - approx. 8' x 2' high

Check framing for any damage

Clean and sea; exposed framing, as necessary.

Replace removed drywall

Fire tape drywall

Reset and restart hot water tank

Closet:

Check walls and floor for any remnant moisture

Install new carpet pad

Install customer provided carpet approx. 6' x 3'.

How much should I be paying? ball park.

I live in WA state.

Thank you,

5slb6

03:57AM | 10/04/08
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
I don't know what the cost should be, but this not a one day job. It will take a few days and several trips to get all this finished. The drywall repair will take a couple of trips itself as the drywall mud takes hours to dry and usually is done over a couple of days as it is not realistic to stand there and wait for the mud to dry.

Hope this helps shed some light on the cost.

jonsmith74

12:05PM | 10/04/08
Member Since: 10/03/08
2 lifetime posts
Thank you. It does. I was quoted $1,400 plus tax. Just seemed high to me.

Thanks again.
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