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Question DetailsAsked on 3/31/2017

Price for replacing sewer, main, feed every fixture, set and install shower surround, set lav and toilet, etc.

Rip sewer from wall, replace all MAIN for 1 floor. Adapt to 2nd floor and redo 2 floor venting. Replace hot and cold MAIN, feed every fixture. Replace water heater. Install water softener and bypass. Rough in bathroom and laundry room. Set shower surround and install fixture. Set lav and toilet. Redo manifold for a barn, hydrant outside replace, and a filtration system through the well system.

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You need to work up a specific scope of work for this (Architect can help with the plans and specs)and then get bids - from plumbers if for the plumbing only, if including repairing the drywall or plaster and repainting it and installing a full shower then more liikely you need a Remodeling - Kitchen and Bath general contractor. And for this size job definitely get several responsive bids, because with this sort of retro-piping job the bids can vary wildly - I would expect if you get 4 bids they will have at least a 2:1 variance from highest to lowest, maybe as much a 3-4 fold difference.


Just glancing through what you list, you are into both sewer and water supply line replacements/relocations, new shower/toilet/lav, some outside plumbing, water heater, water softener, sediment filtration for well - so almost certainly well over $5000 for the plumbing and quite likely in the roughly $10,000 range including fixtures and installation - possibly more, especially by the time you repair drywall/ceiling damage from running the pipes. Plus exterior piping replacement if needed.


BTW - since you are doing so much already, you might consider (since this sounds like an old house) TOTAL replacement of at least the water lines and maybe all the drain/sewer lines (at least the inside the house part, if not all) so you hopefully eliminate plumbing leak issues for a goodly time.


And while tearing into walls in earnest, not knowing your budgetary constraints or how much of a remodel you are doing, might not hurt to have the electrical system checked and any repairs done at the same time as long as you are going to be doing drywall repairs anyway - and adding any wanted added circuits/outlets or lighting at same time for same reason.


One other thing I recommend when major plumbing work like this is being done - provide a floor drain under/near each dishwasher and washing machine and water heater and any household heating boiler, to drain the water in case of leakage/overflow. Can go to a floor drain (bearing in mind backup risks from that during heavy rains or if you experience a blockage in the sewer line). If in basement sometimes sump pump can handle any leakage (like from basement laundry room) if close to source or concrete slab. If on an above-ground floor, emergency overflow/leakage drainage from appliances like that can, in almost all jurisdictions, just be led outdoors in a drain line (usually 2" minimum, 3" better to be sure it can handle the flow because it will be nearly level if running very far through the floor joists) to dump on the ground because this is not "black water" - i.e. sewage. And of course install catch pans or "shower floor" type dished or sloped waterproof or highly water resistant flooring with perimeter barriers like tile or curved-up or up-the-wall flooring and waterproof doorsill so any water is directed to the drains, and remember water alarms so you know if an appliaqnce is leaking - only about $10 each in 3-5 packs from Amazon for battery-operated ones.

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