About how much to replace entire plumbing in trailer home, it runs about 16foot?
Less than 16 foot distance, I want to replace entire plumbing back to the outside of the trailer( is inside right now and i don't like it). Whoever installed this plumbing did it wrong. Leaks, the angles are wrong so it gets vacuum seals and the vent isn't high enough away from the root. I want it all replaced and the toilet moved 3 foot from where it is when I put down new floor. This is in Michigan, small city
About how much will it cost from a professional
a do it yourself-er?
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Question answered by Rick M
There are a few things to consider, materials of plumbing (copper, nylon, ABS, galvanized, etc.) and the cost of a plumber for your area. I would recommend getting quotes from at least three plumbing outfits from your area and ask each about the different materials for their advantages and disadvantages. If your the handy type and want to do this yourself then purchase a how-to book on basic household plumbing (cost around $25 and worth it) and it will show you how to make a material list, tools needed, and such. This would be my first step if I was a novice. The book will help you decide if you want to hire out or tackle it yourself. If you decide to hire out at least the book will inform you enough to understand your bill and you can ask the right questions.
How to learn the basics about plumbing and products involved in plumbing?
I just got a new job at menards, and they put me in the plumbing department...I'm a girl and know nothing about plumbing supplies and what all the names are for everything. If someone could direct me to a website or something to better understand plumbing stuff that would be greatly appreciated!
Question answered by elhigh
Don't ever say "I'm a girl" as if it were some sort of excuse. My wife is also a girl and drives a forklift for a living. She taught me plumbing, I taught her electrical. Your interests to date have not been in any kind of trade, but now they are. That's all.
Go to the front of the store and look at the books section. There are dozens of different how-to books, including stuff about plumbing. They'll give you a lot of working knowledge and correct terminology.
Spending about 30 seconds on Menards' website I saw they have a total of 11 videos on bath and plumbing, and probably a few things that will be relevant in the videos about tools. That might be a bit quicker than reading, but I retain stuff better by reading.
Spend a few bucks and subscribe to Family Handyman magazine. They tend to run more toward the gee-whiz garden shed variety of project, but there's lot of good plumbing advice in there too. The more you know, the more helpful you can be to someone who, like you, didn't have any experience or interest in the trade until now. And you, coming from your background of recent learning, will be more able to relate to them, and provide useful advice.
How much should it cost to replace plumbing below kitchen sink by a plumber?
We are looking at a home that needs the plumbing replaced below the kitchen sink (including a dishwasher but not a disposal). What would the cost be to replace just the plumbing.
Question answered by Bill
Depends on location. I charge $50.00 for the first hour and $35.00 for each additional hours plus the cost of parts. A normal kitchen sink would be done in an hour assuming the original plumbing was done properly. I am in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Big cities would charge more.
What year did they start putting plumbing inside the walls of houses?
Friends of mine recently bought an old house where the plumbing is outside the walls (sinks, toilets, etc) and I was just curious of about how old the house is.
Question answered by redhead
Depends on where the house is located. In the north, indoor plumbing started to appear during the 1800's, and was fairly standard by 1875, though it was earlier for people with the money to make the modifications. I considered buying a house built in the 1700's that had the original indoor plumbing connected to an artesian well in the basement. In the south, or in camps and summer homes, the plumbing was often added to the outside of the building because the danger of freezing was much less. Even here near the Canadian border, there were houses 60 years ago that still had no electricity and used outhouses.
The first house I bought was build in the 1860's with no indoor plumbing except for a kitchen pump connected to a point well in the basement (fairly typical). There was an outhouse. Later, after electricity was installed (c 1910) part of a bedroom was converted to a bathroom and an electric pump installed to pump water from the well to the bath and kitchen. The kitchen hand pump remained until the 1960's when the old man died and the kitchen was modernized.
And, of course, the Romans had indoor plumbing 2000 years ago and Medieval castles had indoor water closets and well houses connected or incorporated into the building.
What is the best way to start and promote a new plumbing company?
I recently started a plumbing company with my fiance and we are having trouble getting new accounts, does anyone have any advice?
Question answered by ynot
I am guessing that you didn't write a business plan and therefore did not detail a marketing strategy for your new company. You need to talk to a business counselor and I'd call the local office of SCORE (go to http://www.score.org and input your zip code to find the chapter nearest you), the advice is FREE.
The counselor at SCORE can help you write a business plan and force you to understand all of the aspects of your plumbing company including the customers you'll concentrate on (your market ) and how you'll go after them.
Try this link :
http://www.ychange.com/small-business-consulting-articles.html and read some of the articles especially the ones about a business plan and starting a business.
What are the different types of plumbing?
I live in Victoria Australia, and I'm interested in become a plumber, I understand I need to complete a 4 year apprenticeship and the journey man's exam. I just wanted what different forms of plumbing there are and what defines them.
I'm mainly interested in becoming a sprinkler fitter or fire protection plumber and kinda wondering what the best way to get into the industry?
Question answered by postal p
Plumbers are essential to the installation and maintenance of water systems in various settings, from municipal water supply plants to sewers to commercial and residential facilities. Plumbers frequently specialize in one or more areas of the trade, such as laying water and sewer lines, fitting pipes and valves for pressurized water systems, and performing maintenance on existing fixtures. There are many different types of plumbing jobs available in each specialization.
Many plumbing jobs are held by pipelayers and pipefitters, who work at construction companies and city government organizations that build new homes and buildings. Pipelayers are professional plumbers who install pipes at municipal facilities, industries, and residential buildings. They are required to follow strict plumbing codes as well as specific blueprints to ensure that new pipes, water mains, and sewer lines are installed properly. Pipefitters generally perform installation and service work on pressurized water, gas and steam systems, such as those found at industrial manufacturing plants. They connect pipes, hoses, and valves and perform routine preventative maintenance on entire systems.
General plumbers are often self-employed workers who maintain commercial and residential pipes, fixtures, and appliances. Plumbers commonly run pipes and install new fixtures according to regional codes. When a residential or commercial system stops working properly, a general plumber will come out to diagnose and fix problems. General plumbers are usually very detail-oriented and skilled at quick repairs.
To obtain plumbing jobs in any specialization, people must usually receive training at community colleges or vocational schools, complete formal apprenticeships, or both. Training consists of classroom studies and practical instruction on the installation, maintenance, and repair of various water systems. Students learn about the different tools, techniques, and regulations related to the plumbing industry. Apprenticeships typically last four to five years, during which time new plumbers work as assistants to established professionals.
Most states and countries require licensure to hold plumbing jobs. A person who has completed all education and training measures can take a written exam to obtain a plumber's license. The material covered by an exam differs between localities and a plumber's area of specialization, though most exams test a person's knowledge of techniques, procedures, safety, and plumbing codes. A new plumber can begin working independently after successfully completing the licensing test.
With enough training and experience, a person may become eligible for designation as a master plumber. Master plumbers have demonstrated their abilities and expert knowledge of the trade through several years of experience. Some localities offer master plumber certification to document a person's expertise and qualify him or her to perform more complex plumbing jobs.
Can government at any level force you to buy and install plumbing and electricity in your home?
Also, is it legal to tear out both plumbing and electricity from an occupied dwelling? Can the 'government' force these things on an individual?
Question answered by justagrandma
There may be public health considerations about plumbing, you may need to be hooked up to a septic or sewer system to have a certificate of occupancy.
Or live in a very rural area where they might still allow outhouses.
You don't need to have electricity.
Its a case of the individual liberty stopping at polluting the watershed with untreated human waste.
We don't need to infect the neighbors with your dysentery.
What information is needed in order to get an estimate on plumbing cost?
I am looking to buy a property, mobile home on land.
All it needs is new plumbing work, it used to have it but no longer does after its been sitting
What all information do I need to call to get estimates on how much it will cost for plumbing? I cannot have somebody go out there since it is in the middle of no where and I do not own it yet.....
I checked everything else it only needs plumbing
Question answered by Bruce M
The first respondent is absolutely correct. If you can contact a local plumber, tell him / the company what you need to have installed, as in how many fixtures, drains, etc. You may be able to get a ball park price on the plumbing installation.
Keep in mind however, that in order to install the plumbing (water supply) to all the fixtures, the walls and crawlspace will be torn apart all over the mobile home. The repair costs of these are rarely included in any plumbers' bids.
If you want to have expensive repair costs, ALWAYS have your plumber do your sheetrock repair.
The other consideration is the crawlspace repairs. In order to get access to all the water piping in the floor, the vapor barrier and insulation must be cut and removed for access. The resultant mess is repairable, but usually it takes somebody who really knows their stuff to put a vapor/ rodent barrier back correctly so that it protects the system and the house from freezing.
I have seen more than a few cases that wasnt done, and I ended up chasing the frozen piping the full length of the house, repiping the whole house in the dead of winter.
The cost of doing the plumbing work and repairs afterwards will probably cost nearly half the cost of moving another mobile home/manufactured house to the lot.
I hope the PROPERTY purchase is a good one, at a great price for you.
How do I do decorative exposed plumbing?
I'd like to add decorative exposed copper plumbing to my bathroom (for a funky industrial feel) but I have no resources to reference! Does anyone know where I can find some? Thanks!
Question answered by Vonstrada
I've seen the look you're after and it's pretty flash here a couple of sites, although one is in black and white you'll get the idea of what is possible using exposed copper plumbing.
This other site has a few of the fittings you'll need to get it down.
I tried answering your mail but it came back? anyway it's right now.
Edit: Now this one isn't working, you're going to have to copy and paste the URL to get there, I have no idea whats happening here.
Is it hard to start a plumbing business?
Is it hard to start a plumbing business? Like a service type, 1-2 man. What is entailed in a plumbing business? Is it mostly cleaning drains, or repairs? Is it hard to learn?
Question answered by sophieb
there's schooling for that. And you'd need some references and a license. Sure you'd have to know what you're doing because you could make a real mess, cost people a lot of money, get sued, etc. Start out with one man. it's not hard to learn. you might wish to start out as an apprentice. Find an old plumber who is about to give up his business and have him train you.