Is It Expensive to Replace Pipes?

It is expensive to install plumbing in a new house or replace existing pipes in an old one. Prices for rough-in plumbing in new construction range from $4.50 to $5.00 per sq. foot or $9,000 to $10,000.

For replacing the plumbing in an existing structure, expect to pay between $50-200 per hour for labor plus the cost of materials. A typical home measuring 2,000 square feet will cost between $3,000 to $16,000 to replace its plumbing system.

Average Cost to Install Plumbing

  • Average Cost $5790
  • Highest Cost $17,500
  • The lowest cost is $1,500

Labor Cost

In new construction plumbing, labor is usually included in the price bid, not a separate line item. The labor cost is a significant portion of the final invoice. It costs between $50 to $120 per hour for each plumber or $1,500 to $6,000 for the entire project.

By Linear Foot

While the price quote for new construction plumbing does not include per-linear-foot cost, it will tell you that labor and materials costs are between $1.40 to $10 and $1,400 and $10,000 for 1,000 feet of pipe.

Pipe Material

The building code states copper, PEX, and CPVC are the most commonly allowed pipe materials. Copper pipe is used for supply lines. It costs, on average, $3 per linear foot. Copper drain lines, which are less common, can be $8 per foot. CPVC is $0.98 per foot, and PEX piping is $1.15 per foot. PVC piping can be used only for drain, waste, and venting purposes, costing anywhere from $2.50 to $4.50 per foot, depending on its diameter.
This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for plumbers Clearwater FL then look no further because we got you covered!

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