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Old 02-12-2008, 12:49 AM   #1
 
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For the last 4 yrs I have been doing only service plumbing. I have been a master plumber in Nebraska for a total of 15 yrs, but before starting my own bussiness I did oonly commerical work then service.
I have been asked to bid on the plumbing for a new house. Inside drain, waste,vent and copper water priping. I know that it's hard for anyone else to give pricing, but I just wanted to know if I'm in the ball park.
1. 2 bathrooms, on first floor.
2. rough in a 3rd bath in basement.
3. Laundry room and kitchen on first floor

My est. is $12,500 for total job. This does not include any outside services as they will be done by other contractor.
Any sugestions will be appreciated.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:02 PM   #2
 
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How many lav in each bath? How many shower valves/heads? is there a Jacuzzi tub?

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More information on the plumbing for the house I'm looking at.
2 lavs in the master bath
Just a shower in the master bathroom
Tub shower and 1 lav in the other bathroom
garbage desposer and a dishwasher in kitchen also just a moen single handel faucet and spry in kitchen
thanks for the reply Holmstedt
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Very low for here in So Cal but there maybe ok. With only what you listed I came up with 11,750 with out any fixtures or gas.
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Thank you for your imput. Like I said this is my first time at biding a whole house and just wanted to see if I'm in the ball park. I do mainly service work and would like to expand into another market. Agin thanks for your help Holmstedt
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7800 + permit....w/2 hose bibs....no fixtures or gas
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Rex, I'm in Brighton,hows business ?
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That would be a small high rise condo rough for us, $25,000 not including the cost of the T/S valves and fixtures.
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Bid the water and sewer mains on the outside. Thats where the $ is. Water and sewer main installations and replacements is all I advertize for anymore.
I still do all plumbing work but I like to make $ and thats where it's at.
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Bid the water and sewer mains on the outside. Thats where the $ is. Water and sewer main installations and replacements is all I advertize for anymore.
I still do all plumbing work but I like to make $ and thats where it's at.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:36 PM   #11
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Variables can vary broadly on new construction...usually price is the primary concern for GC's, except on high end.
Water piping is a BIG variable, plastic vs copper, usually GC's & developers want low price, so coppers out...sad.
Until the next class action suit, that is.

Location within structure is another big variable...back to back or stacked baths are much easier to plumb than baths that are located in different parts of the house.

If you're jumping from commercial to residential, take drilling into consideration...loads of right angle drilling, compared to using stud punches, top beams or anchors in commercial.

If you're not sure on your price...mark it up to where you feedl comfortable, better to lose a job than get it and lose money from underbidding.
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Your price varies do to what type of pipe you are installing and if it's pex are you using an maniblock or running it convetional? I charge $2500.00 to 4000.00 per bath depends on which pipe they choose.

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