I was looking for a price to replace an old ballcock in the attic tank,
Plumber came out and said I'd need a new lever valve as well, he's quoted over €500 for replacing both.
Seems outrageous or is that the rate now.
Less than 20 euro for both parts, 15 minute job.
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Wow thats outragious. €250 is the max id give him.
He would be in and out in an hour tops. including the usual 5mins of bullshit talk at the start.
Measure the Diameter of the pipe and go to a plumbing wholesalers and tell them you need the below:
Thats all you need OP. Kill the water going into the house and you could do it yourself in an hour.
€250 is a fair price by todays standards but for €500 I'd be looking for the tank itself replaced also.
Agreed on all fronts, that is unless there is a hidden pricing factor here which we are not aware of.
Yeah thats mad money.
I am a Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveyor
It's the know how he is charging for plus he is draining the tank to work over the water. It could take 2 hours to refill and make sure there's no overflow or leak.
Con now its ripoff Ireland ome
Learn to do it yourself. It's pretty straight forward if you are anyway good at DIY.
Did it myself about 4 months ago. Watched a few youtube videos, shut off the water and fitted a new ballcock which was about €15 in heat merchants. Job was done in about 20 minutes, left the attic hatch open for a few hours so I could hear if the flow was going or not. Job done.
The tank wouldn’t normally need to be drained to replace a ball cock.
Is there another issue that is being addressed at the same time?
Mad money or diy job but give yourself 3 or 4 hours ,riping old fittings have a habit of not sealing aterwards and leave a drip .
What I would do is rip the ball cock in half and just use half of the exact same new one ,job done and no fear of leaks ,there is a red o ring in the joint of the ball cock just make sure this is intact
Id say thats the lever valve thats causing him to have to drain the tank
Ditch that robbing b**. Conman.
Most plumbers wouldn't drain the tank to replace a valve. They would usually plug the outlet from the tank.
Risky interfering with old pipework on a tank in an attic just depending on a plug.
It is indeed , shocking really
Here’s an idea.
If you don’t think it’s worth paying €500 then don’t get him to do that job.
I know, genius ay.
Did you go to school to learn to be an arsehole or is it all natural?
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