I am looking for some help to 'decode' a plumbing bill.
My son broke a locker room urinal. We had no idea how much it would cost to fix, but we committed to paying for the repair or replacement.
Earlier this month, we finally got a bill for $1700.00.
This seems pretty high for a urinal replacement. It does include labor hours as well, and it seems like a high estimate of hours.
Main components of the 'hardware' costs are listed at:
JFGood M-Lite Urinal $287.00
Wolff Branham Urinal Top Spud $316.00
I am trying to determine if those costs are reasonable and would be inline with what (I guess) retail would be.
The labor was billed for 36 1/2 hours.
I have replaced all plumbing in a bathroom, it did not take 36 1/2 hours to setup a shower, sink and toilet, so this amount of time seems extreme.
Am I out of line thinking that this is an unreasonable amount of time?
Do public schools generally use house maintenance staff for this kind of work, or do they generally hire it out to a contractor?
I want to finish this 'issue' and move on, but, I don't want to just buckle and pay up whatever is on the bill.
After all, the kid has to pay us back for this.
Thanks in advance!
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