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Question DetailsAsked on 9/23/2013

How much should it cost to re-route plumbing?

The pipes under the concrete slab in my 2-storey condominium have burst, and I have been advised to have the plumbing re-routed instead of having the concrete busted up to replace the existing pipes. A plumber has quoted me $3,850 to do this. Is this a reasonable price?

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how long will the job take?

How far is the reroute? (How much pipe)

What size pipe 1/2 inch three-quarter inch?

Source: MiaMat

Answered 6 years ago by MiaMat


You did not say if water or sewer broken - makes a tremendous difference, as sewer does not run uphill so good.

That price might be reasonable if the rerouting involves trenching around the house to a new exit point, and the sewer is what is being replaced. If it only involves running the pipes through floor joists (i.e. no water-discharging devices like bathrooms or jacuzzi or laundry or such in basement level) then for that amount you could usually totally replumb a house.

If water pipe, then unless there is some very unusual condition, WAYYYY high by a factor of probably 3 or 4 or so.

This is why you need 3 or so bids on larger jobs - to get a feel for what a reasonable price is.

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Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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