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Cost to replace a toilet syphon

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by pooksahib, 4 Sep 2018.

  1. pooksahib

    pooksahib

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    Hi. I got this message from the firm that looks after my rental property:

    “The downstairs toilet is not flushing. Our plumber attended earlier today and the syphon for the toilet needs to be replaced at the cost of £120.00.”

    Seems a bit steep. The toilet is a traditional one, you just lift off the lid, it's not 'boxed in' in any way. How much should this job cost, do you guys reckon? The property's in Edinburgh, not Mayfair!

    Many thanks.
     
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    £120 is a fair price.

    Andy
     
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  4. Dan Robinson

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    Why?
     
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    Do they have teleportation and free insurance in Edinburgh then?
     
  6. Ask them how much they are actually paying the installer and how much they are keeping for their services
     
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    May well be a whole lot more to it than "Just lifting the lid off" bud, sure on certain flush valves it can be a simple job however on others the cistern water feed has to be isolated (is there an iso valve?) then the cistern removed which can open another can of worms.
     
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    As above, that's a simple job, but with rusty bolts and other problems, it can stretch to 2 hours. Plus the travelling, and going to merchants for siphon/parts. Remembering parking isn't often easy in Edinburgh. Then the tenant's out, so wait for the landlord/agent to unlock.

    I would have charged more to allow for landlords/agents hanging onto their money as long as possible. That's assuming I wanted the hassle of working for landlords/agents. Which I don't.
     
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  10. fek me.....How Much!!!!!
     
  11. Swings and roundabouts..150 Cp12s off a landlord are well worth losing a tenner on a toilet
     
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    so the plumber's already visited, inspected and diagnosed it. What did you pay for that? Or will his time be buried in the repair invoice?
     
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    150? You must work for Durham City Council. Seriously, though, jobs like you're talking about are few and far between.
     
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    It'd be a lot more than that in Mayfair. £120 is reasonable
     
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    It's a lot cheaper than not having the rent paid!
     
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