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Question DetailsAsked on 3/24/2017

How much should it cost to have bathroom sink stopper replaced in the syracuse new York area?

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Depends on the brand and how hard it is to find - can be about $10-30 for the plunger/stopper only, could run into the several hundred $ if it takes the plumber a long time to find a compatible one depending on sink age and model. Though in that case with most (not all) sinks he can just change out the - oh, what is it called - I can't remember - the strout or something like that. Anyway, the plunger/stopper assembly can usually be replaced in the bottom of/underneath the sink (everything from the stopper head and sink bottom ring down through the plunger mechanism), includes the strainer assembly if yours has one. That part new costs about $25-50 depending on brand and finish.

Labor probably about minimum service call charge of about $75-350 depending on locale (commonly in $125-150 range, maybe $150-200 range in your area), or maybe a bit more if old metal piping which takes a bit more work to cut and splice a new section in.

It is also possible no parts are needed and that it is just gunked up with hair - the linkage assembly can be removed from the back side of the pipe under the sink then the plunger removed and the entire thing cleaned out. This is usually the solution - minimum service call charge for that.

If you are moderately home-handy not real tough to DIY it (just don't make the mistake of flushing it out with the mechanism removed without a large bucket under it - so easy to forget it is open to the air and do that when working on it, just like flushing out the drain pipes with the trap removed before putting it back in). Lots of Youtube videos on how to remove the operating mechanism and clean out that area.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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