re-routing gasline for stove


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Old 09-06-07, 08:07 AM
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re-routing gasline for stove

In the process of renovating our kitchen and I need to re-rout the gas line for the stove. The gas line in it's current location t's off of the dryer line and goes straight up thru the floor... basically all I would be doing is making a left hand turn w/ the line then adding 6 more feet of pipe (thru the garage ceiling) then up to the new spot. Seems easy enough but we called a plumber out and he quoted us $900 which seems a little steep to simply move the line left then 6 more feet of pipe to the new location. Is there something I'm missing?
There is a steam pipe for the radiator in the area where I want to run the line is there an issue w/ how close I can come to that with the gas line?
 
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Old 09-10-07, 07:53 PM
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That does sound way too expensive unless we're missing something. Many plumbers will do small jobs like this by the hour, so at least you know what you're getting.

I had a plumber come over and do a similar change. It was less than 2 hours and about $140. It was only a 12" shift, but it should be about the same.

Good luck!
 
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Old 09-11-07, 06:48 AM
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Exactly what I thought... no there isn't much to it, other than I think the job was so small he didn't want to waste his time and if we agreed to the price well hey, he made a quick buck.
 
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Old 09-11-07, 07:19 PM
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while $900 may be a high price i wouldn't do that job for even close to $140. using the prices in my price guide, the materials would come up to $100 or so. material needs to be marked up to factor in the cost of keeping it on the truck, not to mention what the irs gets. figure in a few hours labor and you're pushing $400. the days of a $35 plumber are long gone and even us blue collar guys need to make a living.







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Old 09-11-07, 08:19 PM
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It's not unheard of for a contractor to way overbid on an estimate for a job he doesn't want to do. Your best bet is to get estimates from 3-4 different plumbers.
 
 

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