I'm the person who asked about how much a plumber would usually charge to
replace an existing faucet in a tub/shower with the customer providing the
fixture. He said they don't charge by the hour but by the job and this
would cost $400.
My husband's in the wrong business.
I got three quotes for the exact same work, involving the replacement of
some iron pipe in my basement with PVC. This was not emergency work - they
could've planned it any way they want. The numbers:
What's interesting is that the guy who provided the middle number did pretty
much the same job in my previous home for around $600.00 two years ago. His
explanation for the difference: "Travel charges - I was already at your
house for something else". Eight hundred in travel charges? The guy lives a
mile away, not in South America!
They charge whatever they want.
Especially when it's a couple of lazy dumb shits like you!
In this world of DIY, that is one of the easier tasks. Anyone that can't
pick up a pamphlet (free at most stores) or look on line on how to do simple
plumming DESERVES to be charged out the ass.....
Easy there, the OP is a person who was following up on his first
posting on behalf of an elderly lady and the second post was a guy with
a somewhat larger scope of work than a simple change of a faucet. Both
are probably within an average DIYer's capability, but I wouldn't
expect my grandmother to change out her bathtub faucet (of course,
there's no shortage of family members who would do that for her,
Thanks for the tip. Keep in mind, though, that some of us are gainfully
employed and don't have time to spend a whole day (or two) on a major
project. You, on the other hand, could do this job at a time when Jerry
Springer is in re-runs and you're not too busy banging your mother or sister
or whoever you guess she is this week.
Keep up the good work.
What happened to adding, "And the horse you rode in on" ?
Shoosh, this place is beginning to sound like a middle school cafeteria.
You guys should just direct each other to:
Jeff (Not being serious here...)
I think they charge what they can get. Get
enough people to believe that need to pay 3-4
times what is reasonable and that is exactly what
they will be charging. Shoot, I think I'll just
repair a couple of things around my house each
month. I'll make more than I did before I retired!
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