cocomillion

Any plumbers on here need advice

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Hi.

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What would I be looking at paying for the below.

Bathroom sink removal and new one fitted.

Old Silicone removeld (couple of lines) around the bath and new one done.

I been quoted 50 for the sink and 35 for the silicone around the bath.

Does this sound right? Personally I think the silicone price is kinda high.

Thanks

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I'm no plumber but personally I'd be very happy with those prices.

The sink will likely require some readjustment of the hot and cold pipes and the waste - may even need a new waste depending on age and condition.

Silicon removal and resealing, £35 is exactly what my daughter paid a guy to do her bath.

You've got to be talking at least a couple of hours labour I'd gave thought.

When you think that a BMW dealership will want £90 to lift the bonnet....!

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I'm no plumber but personally I'd be very happy with those prices.

The sink will likely require some readjustment of the hot and cold pipes and the waste - may even need a new waste depending on age and condition.

Silicon removal and resealing, £35 is exactly what my daughter paid a guy to do her bath.

You've got to be talking at least a couple of hours labour I'd have thought.

When you think that a BMW dealership will want £90 to lift the bonnet....!

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I'm no plumber but personally I'd be very happy with those prices.

The sink will likely require some readjustment of the hot and cold pipes and the waste - may even need a new waste depending on age and condition.

Silicon removal and resealing, £35 is exactly what my daughter paid a guy to do her bath.

You've got to be talking at least a couple of hours labour I'd gave thought.

When you think that a BMW dealership will want £90 to lift the bonnet....!

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Sounds o.k as you are really paying for the guys time.  He has to drive out to your house, do the job then drive away again, he has got to earn his crust somehow.

 

Just make sure he fills the bath first before sealing it.  That way when you fill it with water the sealant won't come away as the bath moves slightly when it is loaded up, although sealant should beable to have an amount of flex in it and still seal properly.

 

 

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Don't forget to do the bath properly he will need to remove the silicon properly.

 

New silicon doesn't stick very well to old...so there may be a bit of extra cost in there to get a good silicon remover...

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Yup; sounds fair enough prices

 

However, I'd personally remove all the silicone to make sure a proper job has been done before the new stuff is applied! A bit faffy, but worth doing right, first time around IMO

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Part of our bathroom looks like the guy squirted the silicone on from 6 inches away. Grates with me every time I see it.

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5 hours ago, cocomillion said:

Hi.

Thanks for viewing.

What would I be looking at paying for the below.

Bathroom sink removal and new one fitted.

Old Silicone removeld (couple of lines) around the bath and new one done.

I been quoted 50 for the sink and 35 for the silicone around the bath.

Does this sound right? Personally I think the silicone price is kinda high.

Thanks

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Agree with what everyone else had said, with those prices he quoted you, I don't exactly think the plumber is "Ripping you off" lol. I think they sound reasonable to me and would be happy to pay those rates for the work involved. It's up to you at the end of the day, but don't think you going to find a quote significantly cheaper elsewhere.......

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Decent prices there.

The sink swap is probably just for the labour with a little bit of fettling if it's not a straight swap.

The price for the bath seal probably includes a tube of silicone which for a decent make you're looking around the £10-£15 mark.

Or you could seal the bath yourself.

I'm a joiner and I've never been 100% with my sealant until I got my hands on a set of these:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cramer-40405-5-Fugi-Kit/dp/B003BNLQQ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487967033&sr=8-1&keywords=fugi+kit

 

You can throw the silicone on any old way and these will still give you a showwroom finish.

 

 

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