Originally posted by cherrypicker
I need some quotes for various repairs and installations.
Here's what I need.
Budgetary quotes for the following:
1) Evaluation of a water softener system (including water testing)
2) Price of a new water softener system
3) Installign a sink garbage disposal (new install)
4) Installing a dishwasher (new install including carpentry work)
5) Repair a leak under the sink
This will be pretty vague BUT:
As far as the water goes....we can take ours to the county to have it tested...sorry, no clue as to cost.(might even be free)
For a softner install...call places like Culligan and such....they should be able to quote you easy.
Garbage disposal: cost of disp. you want plus about an hr labor for each ($50- plumbing....$50 electrical.....plus permits(not required if you're sneaky about it later
Dishwahser: cost of + 2 hrs labor on plumbing, 1hr electrical, and carpentry cost of $35/hr and materials(depending on where it can fit in.
The repair under the sink depends on what's leaking.........figure at least 1 hr plumbing labor and parts.....if it's a water line or faucet(which you may want to replace), figure the cost of that as well.
OK, other than the water testing.....I'd knock off about $5 grand from you previous offer and see if he takes it. All totalled, it should run you about $2-2500 for the work( 2.5k is for the hassle of NOT having the ammenities in the first place!)
BTW, don't sweat such little details....it will all work out in the end.