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5/29/2017 5:35:05 AM
Posted: 6/16/2012 1:57:06 PM EDT
To set a new shower drain?

Link Posted: 6/16/2012 1:58:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2012 1:59:12 PM EDT by Silence]
How much is a shower worth to you?

(btw- that insulation job sucks...)


Link Posted: 6/16/2012 2:01:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 2:03:23 PM EDT
Use a one piece pan and do it yourself.
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 2:03:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Silence:
How much is a shower worth to you?

(btw- that insulation job sucks...)




Interior wall, I was like wtf?
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 2:05:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2012 2:07:44 PM EDT by jeep450]
Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Silence:
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.
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 2:06:08 PM EDT
$150
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 2:09:32 PM EDT
$87
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 2:22:29 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 2:26:13 PM EDT
As much as he can get away with.
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 2:42:27 PM EDT
$110 first hour, $90 after that.
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 2:44:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Badfish25:
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.

OP, DIY FTW!
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 2:50:46 PM EDT
I'm in Baton Rouge and work alone at $1.50 a minute plus material
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 3:08:52 PM EDT
Union rates
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 3:11:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
Union rates


How much should a plumber charge? As much as you are willing to pay, plus $1.

Seriously.
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 3:18:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2012 3:21:33 PM EDT by AR-10]
$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.
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 3:20:33 PM EDT
Depends on how big his gut is, how tight his pants are and how much ass-crack he's got showing.
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 3:20:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 3:33:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cayau:
As much as he can get away with.


Near 2 bucks a minute around here.
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 3:42:52 PM EDT
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...".

When they know that they are working off their "Arrival fee", "destination charge", and "water usage allocation (whoops, you went over!)" made up shit,

combined with my "pipe hitters' Union" shirt and naked lower half, we come to a quick understanding.
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 3:43:46 PM EDT
$179
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 3:44:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KA3B:
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.
Link Posted: 6/16/2012 5:37:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 6winchester2:
Originally Posted By KA3B:
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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