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Question DetailsAsked on 9/30/2013

How much should replacing the plumbing in a home cost?

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You need to get estimates - depends on type of pipe you have, whether most of it is accessible (open in the garage, open floor joists or crawlspace, etc), whether it is designed centrally (commonly in cold climates) or has multiple runs through the length of the house, whether your house is ranch or multi-story, whether replacing with flexible plastic tubing or rigid pipe like PVC or copper, etc

You will seldom get it done for less than about $2500 except on a VERY small house, and commonly runs in $5000 range, and if a lot of drywall or panelling has to be torn up to get at it, can run as high as about $10,000 by the time your wall and ceiling repairs and repainting are done.

This is the type of job where if you get 3 bids and they are widely apart, you might get one or two more, and start asking the low bidder how it is he can do it so much cheaper - a lot of inexperienced contractors underestimate the labor in doing this, and of course you need to define if they are having the wall and ceiling repairs done or if you are doing that.

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