Attention all professionals, Let's do a quick survey....

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  1. Oct 10, 2018 at 3:54 PM #1

    havasu

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    This is for fun, and not scientific at all. I hope it will also allow other parts of the country to weigh in on what they charge for one specific repair job.

    I am a homeowner and have 1/2" copper going to my toilets. I noticed my toilet stop valve , which is currently using a compression fitting is leaking, and need it replaced. I as the homeowner, want to replace it using a quarter turn type as shown below. Since my 18" flexible stainless supply line is also old, I'd like it replaced.

    I call your company and you schedule it, and will drive out tomorrow and will replace it as your first customer of the day.

    How much will you charge, considering you have a 15 minute drive time from either your house or shop?

    (by the way, I had my plumber come to my house last week with the stop valve and supply line in hand, and his typical price is $140, which included removal of the old stuff and replacement of the new stuff) chrome-plated-brass-brasscraft-shut-off-valves-g2cr19x-c1-64_400_compressed.jpg stainless-steel-homewerks-worldwide-supply-lines-7233-12-38-2-64_400_compressed.jpg
     
  2. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:38 PM #2

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    Havasu, for professional discussions, I prefer Plumbing Zone.
    Basic service call including drive time: $250.
    If the job was really close (5 minute drive time) we would only charge $200.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2018 at 8:08 PM #3

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    . Your talking 30 minutes of physical labor. If and you better know what your doing. The 15 minutes there and back with $17.50 in parts. $140 is touching my high side. That’s having a little trouble removing Ferrell. Low end would be $125. Yeah I have $3m in liability. 19 years experience and licensed. But only a small truck with minimum parts tools. But I have no secretary or wharebouse guy.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2018 at 8:15 PM #4

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    I'm in Nashville and that would have cost around $125.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2018 at 9:09 PM #5

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    Sry 40 miles south of Nashville. I could get $200 in Nashville and still be a hero. Hiller would be the one to thank. They might get to $400. If you don’t buy the service plan.a little off track. But I just installed a rinnai 65 natural tankless. Had to rerun 3/4@ gas about 30’and replumb hot and cold about 10’ electric was close. When I arrived at 8:30. Old tank was still in use. When I washed my hands at 12 old tank was on my truck and tankless in use. Total bill was $1975. Parts were $1350ish. Added an hour for twice coming to relight old heater waiting on tankless. And an hour for disposal of tank and off site work. Buying parts making phone calls. Customer was aware and couldn’t write check fast enough. That smiley face truck estimated $5879. But we’re going to finance it at $30 a month. And I back the manufacture warranty with labor.
     
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  6. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:57 AM #6

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    I’d charge about $150.00 but I’d use a multi turn angle stop. Ive seen the stem on the 1/4 turn angle stops break after a while.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2018 at 4:09 AM #7

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    Breplum, I posted this so the general public can view the posts, so they have a better understanding how prices vary across the country. Thanks to everyone who provided answers here! Keep it going!
     
  8. Oct 11, 2018 at 10:08 AM #8

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    Mississippi $175.00 for a scheduled visit with 1 man 1 hour
    if unscheduled, $275.00 1 hour 2 men

    I do not use braided supplies or 1/4 turns
    we use chrome supplies bent with a bender, and full turn angle stops
     
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