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Plumbing Estimate

Estimate plumbing costs

Here’s an easy way to price a plumbing job:

Determine your base hourly rate by writing down how much you want to make per week and dividing it by the number of billable hours you can work. Calculate your overhead and profit margin, then add that to your base hourly rate. This is your net billable hourly rate.

How do you calculate rough in plumbing?

Rough-in plumbing for new construction costs \$8,000 to \$12,000, or about or about \$4.50 per square foot for an average 2,000 square foot home with 2 or 3 bathrooms. Repiping an existing home the same size runs \$3,100 to \$5,500, or \$0.40 to \$2.00 per linear foot.

What do most plumbers charge per hour?

Between \$45 and \$200 per hour

Expect to pay between \$45 and \$200 per hour for a plumber, depending on the factors above. The average rate is usually \$70 to \$120 per hour, not including any trip fees or materials. Small repair jobs don’t require a permit to complete the task.

How much does it cost to replumb a 1000 square foot house?

The average cost to replumb a house will vary between \$5,000 to \$7,000. However, the total cost of repiping a house may be as high as \$15,000 depending on a variety of factors. These variables include pipe location, number of bathrooms, quantity of fixtures, and how many stories a home includes.

How to charge a flat fee in a plumbing estimate

Time is still a factor when you price plumbing work by the job. However, you calculate how long you anticipate a job will take and base your flat rate on that number of hours.

The advantages to using a flat-fee labor charge on your plumbing estimates are numerous. The first is that customers prefer knowing upfront how much they will pay. Not to mention that it’s easier for you to budget when you know your revenue from a job ahead of time.

And since experienced plumbers can finish earlier than most, you can make more than you would have at an hourly rate and take on more jobs.

For flat-fee pricing to work for you though, you have to accurately predict job timelines and include a disclaimer in your plumbing estimates in case of unforeseen circumstances.

PEX plumbing

PEX plumbing is a type of plastic tubing made from high-density polyethylene. Apart from being the newest player in the water supply line game, PEX is also used for radiant floor heating tubing.

PEX pipe cost

Cross-linked polyethylene tubing (better known as PEX) costs about \$0.50 – \$2 per foot compared to copper at \$2 – \$4 per foot. PEX is also a flexible plastic hose that can be snaked into walls with minimal damage.

Is it worth it to repipe a house?

Repiping can increase the value of your home.

Replacing those pipes also mitigates the chances of a plumbing leak disaster, which could definitely decrease the value of your house. Older pipes may break which causes a leak, and in turn, water damage that may not be noticed right away.