09:41PM | 10/03/08
Member Since: 10/03/08
2 lifetime posts

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:


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


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,


03:57AM | 10/04/08
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 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.


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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