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diyplumber1980

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:36 pm Reply with quote

Changing wall hung basin you a new one as old one damaged by falling object.

Also changing damaged cistern on toilet only to a new one.

Plumber has quoted me 250, including parts and labour. He says he will get all parts, Basin, Cistern, Flush mechanism, plug drain for basin, basin taps and little extra's, flexible pipes, sealant, couple of tiles for around basin etc

Is 250 a reasonable quote or expensive? I live in the Midlands, Solihull area.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:42 pm Reply with quote

Bite his arm off. It's a bargain anywhere in the country.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:45 pm Reply with quote

agreed go for it...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:23 pm Reply with quote

Now if it was Merseyside, I'd be expecting a local building site to be missing some fixture,.......but not in the Midlands.
Hope they have not had many previous owners. icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:45 pm Reply with quote

Sounds very reasonable to me icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:15 am Reply with quote

diyplumber1980 wrote:
Changing wall hung basin you a new one as old one damaged by falling object.

Also changing damaged cistern on toilet only to a new one.

Plumber has quoted me 250, including parts and labour. He says he will get all parts, Basin, Cistern, Flush mechanism, plug drain for basin, basin taps and little extra's, flexible pipes, sealant, couple of tiles for around basin etc

Is 250 a reasonable quote or expensive? I live in the Midlands, Solihull area.


If you're DIY, why aren't you doing it yourself?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:15 am Reply with quote

diyplumber1980 wrote:
Changing wall hung basin you a new one as old one damaged by falling object.

Also changing damaged cistern on toilet only to a new one.

Plumber has quoted me 250, including parts and labour. He says he will get all parts, Basin, Cistern, Flush mechanism, plug drain for basin, basin taps and little extra's, flexible pipes, sealant, couple of tiles for around basin etc

Is 250 a reasonable quote or expensive? I live in the Midlands, Solihull area.


If you're DIY, why aren't you doing it yourself?
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diyplumber1980

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:24 am Reply with quote

raden wrote:
diyplumber1980 wrote:
Changing wall hung basin you a new one as old one damaged by falling object.

Also changing damaged cistern on toilet only to a new one.

Plumber has quoted me 250, including parts and labour. He says he will get all parts, Basin, Cistern, Flush mechanism, plug drain for basin, basin taps and little extra's, flexible pipes, sealant, couple of tiles for around basin etc

Is 250 a reasonable quote or expensive? I live in the Midlands, Solihull area.


If you're DIY, why aren't you doing it yourself?


i can do tap washers, maybe change an easy to change tap but i dont want to risk a job like this, last thing i want is to end up with a non-functioning loo!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:28 am Reply with quote

So you know how the internet works as you have posted on here but you dont know how to google cost of parts thats you have listed and realise that if the guy is buying them he is making next to f##k all on your job
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:00 am Reply with quote

DIYplumber, how are you being ripped off when you have not even accepted the quote? SURELY, you have the OPTION not to accept, hence will NOT have been RIPPED off as no money has as yet been payed
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:32 am Reply with quote

Nice how people assume they are being ripped off by plumbers,but don't question solicitors,estate agents etc etc fees.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:45 am Reply with quote

Garfeild wrote:
Nice how people assume they are being ripped off by plumbers,but don't question solicitors,estate agents etc etc fees.


Quite right mate.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:58 am Reply with quote

Im Not from trade but from a customers point of view i would say thats a good price for supply and fit

LOL ebay causes so many problems , what a lot of customers forget is how much is factored into price , Like picking up , making sure its correct, all fitting needed are there ,discounts can offset final price , it will work 1st time

Remeber if you supply parts as a customer you then become responsable that they fit for purpose ect ect and if they dont fit you dont moan when plumber has to **** off for 2 hours to get an fitting

Me i would go with the all in quote just make sure it is a quote and not an estimate as they very different !!!!!!!! esp in eyes of Law
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:36 am Reply with quote

It`s a Household Insurance claim Job icon_eek.gif Plumber should be charging 100 more - you just pay your policy excess icon_idea.gif
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