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teri7513 10-28-2012 03:16 AM

Replacing the plumbing in the slab
 
My home was built in 1967 and all the plumbing is galvanized steel. All the plumbing in the walls and ceilings have been replaced with PVC. We have been waiting for the plumbing in the slab to go before replacing it and now it has. Our plumber recommended we dig up the pipe ourselves to save some money so we did. He came by last week to give the estimate to replace the plumbing now that the pipe was exposed and it is still really high. My question is since the pipe is already exposed how hard would it be for us to replace the pipe ourselves? Is it any different than the rest of the plumbing I've replaced? Is this a project we can handle ourselves or should I leave it to a professional?

oh'mike 10-28-2012 07:06 AM

You have already done the hard part----why not just go ahead and finish the work?

Tell us more about your system-----there are plenty of experienced folks here---

Tell us your location so you will get code compliant advice---

joecaption 10-28-2012 07:28 AM

I've never heard of anyone even taking the time to dig out the old stuff.
Any I've heard of or done on my own we just disabled the old plumbing left it there and ran the new plumbing though the walls with new Pex.
Depending on where you live some can run it through the attic.

Javiles 10-28-2012 08:02 AM

what were the quotes and how big is the system? never sises to amaze me when giving an estimate for plumbing work how some people will come back with seems expensive or that's too much, well how are you valuating my work? is it your wallet ? or is it the be-leave that being a plumber is non skill trade that any broom pusher could do. when i get hit with its expensive i ask expensive compared to what? other estimates? personal plumbing estimating knowledge? what qualification do you have to put a value on my work. these are the people that end up having the work by Julios lawn, car wash and plumbing. they do the work 25 cents on the dollar, no license no insurance no experience equals no permits, then the problems start popping up and the baffled home owner cant under stand why they are having so many problems its all new. if a customer tells me that's to expensive i lose all interest in the job, don't want it, however if the customer tells me i want you to do the work but my budget is limited the i will defiantly work with them. tell your electrical power provider that there rates are to high and your not willing to pay that rate see how far that gets you.

oh'mike 10-28-2012 08:11 AM

Javiles----Grumpy this morning? Went on one to many sales calls this week?:laughing:

The cheap skates can get under your skin-----Mike-----

Javiles 10-28-2012 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1039435)
Javiles----Grumpy this morning? Went on one to many sales calls this week?:laughing:

The cheap skates can get under your skin-----Mike-----

LOL :laughing: All estimates! aim OK now just had my coffee.

oh'mike 10-28-2012 09:47 AM

I have a lot of foreign customers---So I have some experience with bargain hunters---

A few of them are sure a $2000 dollar job can be done for $600---For those I just wait and get the job a year later when the simple problem has turned into an emergency call===

TheEplumber 10-28-2012 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Javiles (Post 1039487)
LOL :laughing: All estimates! aim OK now just had my coffee.

I've had some GC's beat me pretty hard lately and they know what it costs to run a shop :furious:


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