My condo - ~1,000 sq. ft. - has the plastic piping (polybutylene), which
was installed back when the 7-unit build was built (1985). I bought
this place back in 2001, and have yet to have any problems.
Two units down, though, the neighbor has had chronic problems, and just
recently a slow leak has caused extensive damage to the neighboring
unit's wall and carpet, which is leading into a headache of a legal
In any event, I decided to get a bit proactive and look into repiping
costs, and have had a high-end company come out and give an estimate.
They sound real solid - good salesman came to do the estimate, in
business over a decade, do nothing but repiping, lifetime guarantee on
copper and labor, etc. I am just wanting to double-check to ensure that
the cost is inline with what y'all would expect. (I am ignorant about
most things home repair related.)
In any event, their breakdown was $3,860 for the repiping, $1,464 for
the patching and $593 for texturizing/repainting, for a grand total of
~$6,000. (The patching and texturizing/repainting are optional, I can
do those myself if I opt to, but I'd rather not. Although might it be
cheaper to hire someone to come in just to do the patching/painting?)
Any comments on price, or recommendations on companies to use? I'm
located in Southern California.
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