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Old 04-29-2011, 06:08 PM   #16
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$300 for a water main is cheap. I wont touch even a small one for less than $1000 but, it is relative to where you live... here the pipe must be 3 feet deep.... Some places it only needs to be 12 inches
Well the village supplied the labor to hook up the water service on both ends. I bought the 1 inch copper pipe from them at their cost so that was a big help. The guy I hired to dig up the old service and bury the new work afterword charged 275. So all in all, probably closer to 350. And yeah it is 4 ft deep.

Interestingly, someone had dug this up before and there was a spliced on piece of galvanized in the middle of the original 3/4" copper.

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:23 PM   #17
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Here is a picture of mine being done last year. It was no where near 20k. I could have saved alot of money by digging the trench myself, but a team of 3 had the trench dug in less than a full day. They added a cleanout at the far end. This is it waiting for the inspector before back fill.




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Old 04-29-2011, 06:26 PM   #18
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Here is a picture of mine being done last year. It was no where near 20k. I could have saved alot of money by digging the trench myself, but a team of 3 had the trench dug in less than a full day. They added a cleanout at the far end. This is it waiting for the inspector before back fill.




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Nice, but it does look like yours is about 24"-36" down, the sewer line in my property is about 12 feet below ground.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:05 PM   #19
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Wow 12' is deep. I am in south Texas. No freeze line here, but clay that will break a shovel handle.



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Forgot to post this the other day

http://www.homeserveusa.com/Solutions.html


I have had good luck with them.
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Again, location-location-location!

Don't know where Alec is but the website he posted seems to be from South New Jersey or Delaware.

Prices vary wildly across the USA.

Re: the gent from Iowa who stated that a septic install should be $10K; Here in North NJ it is $18K and up for a four bedroom house. I know this from my neighbors who got multiple estimates when they needed the repair. (...Bracing myself for the bill that will inevitably come due for me too as our houses are all about 22 years old...)

Yes, if you know the right engineers and the right guy with an excavator it can be done for a fraction of that, but the guys in the yellow pages are all in the same ball park money-wise.

Anyway, moral is that depending on where you live there can be a big difference in what a job gets priced at versus what seems to be a fair value for the work.

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