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Question DetailsAsked on 11/19/2014

How do I get estimates on replacing and broken outdoor waterline?

Live in Ft. Washington, PA. Yesterday, water began spurting from my property just inside the curb in front of the house. Water Dept. tells me, my line is broken and needs replacing. I'm without water and need a rapid repair from a competent professional plumber at a reasonable price. Need estimates.

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This is Kelly M. in Member Care. I'm happy to help!

It looks like we have suggested some providers for you in another thread. Although we don't track going rates for various projects because this varies widely depending on market factors and location, members are encouraged to include how much a project cost in their reviews.

With that in mind, a good way to find out a general price range, login to your membership and search for Plumbing, and then look as the project cost associated with each review. The best way to get the most accurate information is to request multiple bids from several local contractors. As the price will vary with work site considerations and individual contractors' approaches, getting multiple estimates will help provide a clearer idea of what to expect in terms of pricing. You can also reference the Big Deals in the previous thread as these might save you some money!

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Answered 5 years ago by Member Services


Search the List under Plumbers. Cost of course depends on your specific situation and distance to street and whether repairing one spot or replacing entire line - presumably you will want to open up the one spot to see what the issue is, then consider, based on pipe condition and cause of break, whether total replacement from there is needed, when you are not under the gun from this leak and water shutoff.

Prior responses on the issue and ballpark typical costs can be found by searching for waterline repair and replacement questions in the Ask box, or in the Home > Plumbing link in Browse Projects at lower left. Typically in the few to mid hundreds for a single-point repair depending on depth of burial (which generally depends on frost depth in your area) but more if drive or sidewalk needs to be dug up, to typically one to several thousand $ - very roughly - for full line replacement from street connection to house. Just as a VERY rough ballpark.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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