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$ 290
May 2007
Tucson, Az
Underground leak found and fixed  more... close row
$ 250
Apr 2008
Foresthill, California
Plumber was very helpful with showerhead leak  more... close row
$ 1085
Feb 2008
Boise, ID
Relocating plumbing hookups  more... close row

Description of service

We are remodeling our kitchen and bathrooms, and are slightly moving the sinks and fridge. We need to move the kitchen sink over about 6 inches, and the bathroom sinks even less than that. I also required running new water lines to the back of the fridge for the water and ice maker, since it was being moved over 18".


Review of Service

This is one of those situations where you are forced to pay the $65/hour plus materials but see little real benefit because it's not like we have a new function it's just moved slightly. The actual work was satisfactory, and I'm sure it's all up to code and everything was done the way it is supposed to be done, but it's hard to accept paying that much for this service.


Tips

I recommend shopping around but I wouldn't expect to get much of a better deal than $65/hour or so, and plan for even a minor plumbing repair paying a minimum trip charge. I definitely encourage you to do simple tasks on your own; a lot of plumbing is just manipulation of PVC piping. Installation of new sinks (in existing locations), toilets, etc, are something that anyone with experience using basic hand tools can and should do for themselves.


$ 125
Aug 2007
North Olmsted, Ohio
Faucet cartrdige replaced in a kitchen sink  more... close row
$ 125
Mar 2008
Garland, TX
Paying a plumber after trying to do it yourself  more... close row
$ 225
Apr 2008
Holbrook, New York
Replacing two leaky faucets  more... close row
$ 100
Nov 2007
Akron, OH
Do it yourself work went wrong  more... close row
$ 235
Mar 2008
Winston Salem NC
Water backing up into house  more... close row
$ 70
Sep 2006
Gadsden, AL
Plumber left a terrible mess  more... close row
$ 0
Apr 2011
Queens NY
I was looking for a drain cleaner to clear my  more... close row
$ 118
Jan 2008
Pleasanton, California
Clearing a messy blockage  more... close row