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Question DetailsAsked on 9/23/2015

Estimated cost in 85120 zip code to disconnect kitchen sink, garbage disposal, dish washer for cabinet demo?

I'm remodeling my kitchen. The old cabinets and sink are going. The garbage disposal and dishwasher are staying, but must be disconnected for cabinet demo.

Approximate cost to disconnect these three fixtures, and then cost to re-install new sink (under mount stainless, single bowl) in butcher block counter, and reconnect existing disposal and dishwasher?

Also, I have no idea what it costs to have the cabinets removed. The walls must remain in good condition. There are five lowers and fiver uppers. It's a small kitchen.

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Removal - minimum trip charge of $75-150 - this is normally about a 15 minute job for a Plumber unless cast iron or quite corroded brass drain pipe, or galvanized steel / quite old corroded brass water line in which case might run a bit higher, though many cabinet companies will do this work item - particularly if the water lines coming to the cabinet have threaded fittings where they come throguh the bottom or back, so easy to cap off without soldering or new threading.


Reconnection similar amount to over twice that depending on type of pipe and whether the existing pipe under the sink is reused, or scrapped and replaced with plastic. Usually the latter and commonly cheaper because of how fast it goes in.


The sink - since undermount, I would have the countertop installers actually install the sink, leaving the water/drain hookup to the plumber. Make sure they also provide proper hole pattern and locations for not only faucet, but also spray nozzle, dishwasher air breaker, purified water dispenser head, automatic soap dispenser outlet, pneumatic garbage disposal switch, etc as applicable for your case. Having them provide the sink mounting and holes avoids the issue of the plumber damaging the countertop drilling holes, or the holes being the wrong size, spacing, or location.


Cabinet removal - why not just include that in the new cabinet contract - they usually remove and install as one price. If paying separately for cabinets, 5/5 cabinets, if mounted in usual way probably in the $500 range plus or minus a hundred or so to remove and dispose of.


One thing on cabients/countertop - be sure the dishwasher opening is sized not only for your existing one you are reusing, but also for installation/removal of standard dimension ones of the class you have, both now and for future replacement. Also take into account any planned or possible future flooring height changes - WAYYYY too many people block in their dishwashers by putting in new flooring in front (but not under) them, so there is no longer adequate room to take the unit out or put a new one in.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD




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