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Question DetailsAsked on 7/13/2016

Is $480 too much replacing shut off valve and all fixtures in the tub? Space was not accessible had to cut access!

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Assuming by "all fixtures" you mean the shower arm and head and the water valves and tub spout with their escutcheons [cover plates] at least (and maybe the drain stopper / lever and drain), sounds well in the range to me - actually, if this included the cost of the fixtures as well then you either went box store economy brand or got probably a real good deal for most areas. Including normal "good" brand fixtures and valves like Kohler or Delta/Peerless, I would have expected this to run more in the $600-800 range with having to cut in from the back wall or underneath.

BTW - if he did not put a coverplate on it, you can buy screw-on plastic and metal coverplates from about 4 inches up to several feet each way to cover up the access hole rather than repairing it - that way it is accessible in the future. Of course, this works fine if access was through a closet wall or such - might not be acceptable if in plain view, but they can be painted (neatest job probably if done with a spray can) or with rub-on gel stain to match better, and I have seen people put sticky-backed veneer or sticky-back wallpaper on them with success.

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