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Question DetailsAsked on 10/18/2015

How much to reroute plumbing from slab by the water heater to ceiling? We have 2 baths side By side next to w.. H.

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Depends totally on where the pipe runs come from, how far it is from an easy cut-in point, and type of ceiling and repair costs for the openings that will have to be made. plumbing part could be in the $250-350 range if very short and easy, more commonly in the $500 range when it involves cutting into concrete, possibly up to the $750 range if difficult, by the time you finish off the relocate - plus from a couple hundred $ on up for the wall/ceiling repair and painting depending on how many holes have to be made and on whether you are allowed or want flexible tubing rather than rigid pipe for the reroute. Also on whether you can cut-in on those lines in a convenient spot to do the reroute, or if those lines go on elsewhere to other useage points so you will be tapping into them rather than cutting and abandoning part of the existing piping in the slab..


You also mention slab to ceiling and skipped walls, which is where many pipes typically run - that might be cheapest, particuylarly if the tubs already have in-wall hot and cold piping you can tie into to get to the water heater.


Those are totally off the cuff ballpark numbers, because sight-unseen one just cannot tell - get a couple of Plumbers to give you bids.


One other thing if paying to do this (presumably for the bathroom remodel or tub swapout or such) - think beyond that one project, because as long as you are paying to get those specific pipes out of the slab it might cost little or no more to abandon ALL the in-concrete piping by selecting where the tie-in and reroute is done in the house, which would eliminate possible future high repair costs from pipe leaks - especially if they are in-slab rather than below the slab, as in-slab pipes tend to fail more frequently with slab cracking, and corrosion of metal piping.

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