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Posted: 6/16/2012 12:57:06 PM EST
To set a new shower drain?


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Posted: 6/16/2012 12:58:22 PM EST
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How much is a shower worth to you?

(btw- that insulation job sucks...)


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Posted: 6/16/2012 1:03:23 PM EST
Use a one piece pan and do it yourself.
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Posted: 6/16/2012 1:03:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By Silence:
How much is a shower worth to you?

(btw- that insulation job sucks...)




Interior wall, I was like wtf?

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Posted: 6/16/2012 1:05:24 PM EST
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How much is a shower worth to you?

(btw- that insulation job sucks...)


This. Is he just setting the drain or installing the stall, pouring concrete and/or hot mopping?

If you find a REPUTABLE plumber with good references (and I am not talking YELP or Google where friends can write glowing reviews) then go with it.



ALOT. This is round 2 after paying someone with "good references" $2500 to do it last time I'm going to do it.

I'll quikrete it back in.

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Posted: 6/16/2012 1:06:08 PM EST
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Posted: 6/16/2012 1:09:32 PM EST
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Posted: 6/16/2012 1:22:29 PM EST
We charge 96.50 a hour. Judging from you pic I would have to replace your P-trap. I dont even know what that is to the left of your p-trap, part of the old drain?

Off the top of my head I would say 6hr to 8hr to set the base, this would include 2 trips if I had to bust up/ re pour some of the concrete in order to replace the P-trap. Might be more, Might be less, most estimates are based on the worst case so you are better off getting a round about price and then having them work time + material.
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Posted: 6/16/2012 1:26:13 PM EST
As much as he can get away with.
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Posted: 6/16/2012 1:42:27 PM EST
$110 first hour, $90 after that.
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Posted: 6/16/2012 1:44:50 PM EST

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We charge 96.50 a hour. Judging from you pic I would have to replace your P-trap. I dont even know what that is to the left of your p-trap, part of the old drain?

Off the top of my head I would say 6hr to 8hr to set the base, this would include 2 trips if I had to bust up/ re pour some of the concrete in order to replace the P-trap. Might be more, Might be less, most estimates are based on the worst case so you are better off getting a round about price and then having them work time + material.

Sounds like a quick $1000 to me.

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Posted: 6/16/2012 1:50:46 PM EST
I'm in Baton Rouge and work alone at $1.50 a minute plus material
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Posted: 6/16/2012 2:08:52 PM EST
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Posted: 6/16/2012 2:11:36 PM EST
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How much should a plumber charge? As much as you are willing to pay, plus $1.

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Posted: 6/16/2012 2:18:16 PM EST
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$65-$90 an hour around here.

I'm sure it varies greatly from area to area, but I'd expect $60 per hour minimum from a plumber that is a professional.

ETA; "How much might a plumber charge" would be a better thread title. "should" has nothing to do with what it will cost.
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Posted: 6/16/2012 2:20:33 PM EST
Depends on how big his gut is, how tight his pants are and how much ass-crack he's got showing.
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Posted: 6/16/2012 2:33:37 PM EST
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As much as he can get away with.


Near 2 bucks a minute around here.
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Posted: 6/16/2012 2:42:52 PM EST
I charge them.

It works better than the whole "Well, the guy who installed this was either drunk, stoned, or stupid... possibly both, so I had to do a lot of other stuff...".

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Posted: 6/16/2012 2:44:47 PM EST
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Depends on how big his gut is, how tight his pants are and how much ass-crack he's got showing.


This.

The really fat guys with a lot of ass hanging out the back of their jeans charge the most, but they are usually the most knowledgeable too.
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Posted: 6/16/2012 4:37:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By 6winchester2:
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Depends on how big his gut is, how tight his pants are and how much ass-crack he's got showing.


This.

The really fat guys with a lot of ass hanging out the back of their jeans charge the most, but they are usually the most knowledgeable too.


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