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Old 08-10-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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hey guys, my wife and i are purchasing our first home. we could really use some advice as to how to evaluate contractors and their estimates. what questions should we be asking? what should be looking for? we want to get good value, as this is the single biggest expense in our renovation. we've got some leads on some likely reputable contractors, which is good. but we want to make sure we get good value as well as good quality.

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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May want to wait until you get some quotes before asking anyone here.
Any licenced plumber will know far more then you do about the right way to do and by far most will do the best job possible.

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What is the main plan ahead?

Is it mainly to just redo the plumbing or do you have other plans as well?
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Permits and inspections.. now you have a county official looking over the work.
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Hey guys, I will wait and gather the estimates and post on this thread, so it might be easier for you to provide me with feedback. Look for it in the next week or two.

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Give us an idea of the work also.

Age of house--basement--craw space--slab---

Replacement piping--copper--PEX--something else?

Drains to be replaced?

Well and septic or city services?

Your location (general area) will help too.

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