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Question DetailsAsked on 12/13/2015

I have a leaking faucet and the valve for hot water I will not shut off need one new pipe &valve what is cost

it started with a leaking faucet on kitchen sink when we tried to shut off hot water the valve broke , was told by plumber that hot water pipe is rusty and has to be replace.on a fixed income what is the average price for replacing,

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If it broke so it leaks, then yes that shutoff valve (I assume you mean the one under the sink), and maybe the tubing to the faucet if integral to the valve, needs replacing - plus probably a washer and seal rebuild on the faucet. Likely minimum visit charge of typically $75-150 by a Plumber, plus about $10-25 materials depending on if tubing to faucets needs replacement too. If entire faucet is shot and can't be rebuilt (unlikely if less than about 30 years old) then another $25-75 typically for run of the mill kitchen faucet - not fancy.


If the valve handle broke but valve is not leaking - you just can't shut off water to the faucet, another option (which plumber should have given you at the time to avoid another visit) was to shut off water to the entire house at the main shutoff valve (assuming it will shut at least mostly off) and drain down the pipes a bit so there is no water at the faucet, repair faucet, turn shutoff back on. If main shutoff leaks a bit (commonly does) then can run a hose bib or lower elevation faucet to drain the incoming water and keep it from refilling the pipes to the sink being worked on.

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