I am in the process of building a new home and had to fire the plumber
because of the terrible job he was doing. By the time he was fired, he
had put in most of the drains and vents in the house. The new plumber
is suggesting that all the drains and the vents be taken out. The
house has three full baths, with the following fixtures:
One bath with tub/shower combo, a sink and a toilet.
Second bath has two sinks, a tub/shower combo and a toilet
The master bath has two sinks, an air tub, a toilet and a shower
There is a kitchen with two sinks.
There are two additional half baths contining a sink and a toilet each
that are vented through the second bath using an 11/2" vent pipes. In
addition, the old plumber used 90 degree angles for drains which are
apparently a no no in Connecticut. Instead of replacing the drains
with 45 degree joints to make longer sweep, the new plumber wants to
replace all the drains. In addition he thinks that the vent pipe
described above is too small to handle all the fixtures vented through
it. He is asking $6,500 to remove everything and replace with
appropriate sized drains and vents. Two questions:
* Can anyone of the Pros that frequent this forum provide any
guidelines as to what is the best way to go. Try and fix the existing
vents and drains or completely start anew.
Given the number and type of fixtures described, is the cost too much
or right for this work.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.