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steve1234 03-19-2008 04:41 PM

cost estimate
 
I live in the SF bay area in Northern CA, and I'm looking for a daily rate that I could expect to pay a licensed plumber for running a gas line from a propane tank to a house. Trenching is done so it is just plumbing labor. I'm looking for a rough daily cost.

In an effort to head off the flamming....I understand the cost of running a business (labor, taxes, insurance.....) and people aren't in business to work for free. I'm looking to pay a fair price to licensed, insured plumber....I'm just wondering what to expect.

Thanks

Marlin 03-19-2008 04:59 PM

My guess would be just under $200/hr for one plumber and a helper. If the trenching is done and they can use flex lines it's probably only a couple hours of work to run the line from the tank into the house. Running lines to appliances is another story though.

steve1234 03-19-2008 05:13 PM

Marlin-
good info thanks.

Regarding the other story of running to the appliances....is it just access that makes it another story? The walls are currently open, big holes cut in the floor for crawl space access, and no appliances installed (except for the heater).

Marlin 03-19-2008 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve1234 (Post 109208)
Marlin-
good info thanks.

Regarding the other story of running to the appliances....is it just access that makes it another story? The walls are currently open, big holes cut in the floor for crawl space access, and no appliances installed (except for the heater).

The labor rate would be the same, it will just take longer to run the gas lines inside then it will to run the line outside.


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