Outside hose connection repair

It was a DIY project gone bad - I attempted to replace an outside hose connection on my own - a freeze proof type where the stem goes back into the wall. As I was trying to get the broken fitting out, it broke off in the wall and I had to have a plumber come out and finish the work - he had to go in through the inside wall (10x10 hole in the sheetrock in the closet) to get to the fittings, use the torch, etc. The bibb I bought to replace the original connection turned out to be an inch or two too long - HD had different sizes and I bought the wrong size - my mistake - when the plumber did the work (I wasn't home), he used the part I had purchased (I left it by the work site) instead of just using a part that was the correct size. I don't want to have to pay again to have the correct size installed, so I'm willing to live with the connection sticking out from the wall an inch or two too much - live and learn. I still have to repair the interior sheetrock and put some mortar in where the pipe comes out through the brick.
In Dallas, TX, is $184 out of line for this type of job?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Don't think so--you pay through the nose for small plumbing jobs. If the connection is easy to get at now why live with something that you don't want? Remove the new one and install what you want. MLD

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
In Raleigh NC I just paid $240 for a frost free hose bib replacement (right size.... he picked it up while on my clock), main water turnoff replaced with new ball valve (helper made a separate trip to pick up) and replace 3 turnoffs under sink. I thought it was a good deal including all labor and parts. Personally I think your plumber should have stopped the repair and gotten the right size hose bib instead of installing the wrong one.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I agree - I'll handle subsequent situations different - I'll go over EVERYTHING in minute detail - in advance - ahhh, if only I had paid attention to my Dad when I was growing up - I'd be able to do all this stuff myself - unfortunately, I was out chasing girls - plumbing is, apparently, much more profitable - and usually more rewarding.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Texas Yankee wrote:

Sounds like a fair price to me. Here in my area of Florida, the minimum 'trip charge' for a good plumber is $100.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Get a small piece of treated 2x4 and cut a notch in it. Put some construction adhesive on the back and glue it to the brick. Put some screws thru the holes in the spigot *that is what they are callled*, and you are done. Notch goes down.
On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 11:18:20 -0500, "Texas Yankee"

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
By the way, for the original poster, frostfree hose bibs need to slant down slightly to drain properly.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Yup - I read that - I'm hoping that the guy who did the work knew that, too!
wrote:

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
GREAT idea - THANKS!!!

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

The price is OK for a decent job, but that's not what you got. Only a half assed plumber would install the wrong size sill cock and leave two inchs sticking out, even if you supplied it. Besides looking like hell, a sill cock is supposed to have two screws which fasten it to the outside wall, giving it support so it doesn't move around and possibly break the pipe.
This is why I try to do everything I can myself, so it gets done right. BTW, I wouldn't feel bad about breaking off the old one, it's likely that would have happened with the plumber too. If it were my house, I'd unscrew the one that's there, which should come out easy now, and put the right one in.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.