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BV000290

04:28AM | 02/01/13
any one thinking of doing a repipe on your house, feel free to contact me for a free stimate. I am a licensed plumber (ca lic #967089) i can do the job at an affordable price. This price is for a two bathroom house, one storage or two storage, no difference( approx $3800 incluiding material, type L copper ) Price incluides main from meter all the way into your house. All wall branches etc etc. PRICE DOES NOT incluide shower valves, kitchen faucets, lavatory faucets in the case you want to change them.
Price on a water heater installation $200 ( labor only) I am located in the city of bellflower, ca. My contact number is (562)453-8002. I also do and repair gas lines, waste and vent, etc. So, any questions (562)453-8002 thanks

Sylvan

01:46PM | 02/03/13
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
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If the plumber is a licensed Master and fully insured and doing the actual work one cannot say a price is to high when your paying for the knowledge and peace of mind

In many cases I am charging $350 per hr with no materials involved and if the accounts thought my prices were to high I would not be as busy as I am

One normally gets what they pay for and you have no idea what the master plumbers over head is of how much he is paying his journeymen

One of my helpers working a 35 hr work week was grossing over $1,000

Depending on where you live how much the cost of living is and the skill level of the plumber and what formal training they have and filing fees etc.

Mechanical

BV000588

03:56PM | 03/12/13
I used these guys who are out of Santa Ana but probably have contractors everywhere, if your like me and hate talking on the phone you could always just shoot them an email on a contact us form like this one, Tell them the info you gave us here and see if you get the same ball park figure for reling- http://www.restoremypipes.com/contact-us
While relining can also be pricey you should see if it outweighs the cost of tearing down walls, etc. but definitely call around and do some research.

BV000731

09:19PM | 04/01/13
While Sylvan's approach may have come off a bit gruff, I have to agree. The going rate of quality plumbing done correctly (and with a guarantee) is higher than most DIY and "deal-seekers" would care to look at.

Overhead costs are higher than ever, and copper is going up in cost at a steady pace. The other costs such as multiple types of insurance, licensure as a plumber, business license, fuel, supplies like thread sealant, solder, flux, torch gas, etc. are not easily divided out per job. That figures into overhead. The permit and inspection process protects YOU from shoddy work! So-called handy men and fly-by-night unlicensed plumbers may disappear, leaving you holding the bag. That means hiring someone else to fix what you already paid for!

Professionals spend time in education and doing things the right way. They are not immune to problems, but will make it right to their customers when problems do arise.

Remember, anyone can be a plumber.... until the house floods...

BV001600

07:35AM | 07/18/13
what can be used instead of copper to repipe existing copper in florida.

fortified

03:12AM | 09/05/14
Member Since: 09/05/14
1 lifetime posts
I stopped contracting about 15 years ago. When I left, it seemed the regulations, and restrictions were amping up. I have started looking around the contracting business, products, and new laws. Some of The materials I used to use are illegal now....California.... I can't do anything to an old house without the overblown lead paint scare, and following new regulations, and costs. It really seems like the split between quality legal work, and fly by night, or illegal alien work is much larger. As the regulations tighten, insurance goes up etc, the temptation of cheaper "lets hope it works" work becomes stronger. I have to hire work sometimes as I have rental units. I am glad I can do most of the work myself these days.......well, except the one I live in....just ask my wife....
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