Cost to install faucet

cindiw2November 25, 2009

I want to have a spray faucet installed on my kitchen sink. Home Depot says their basic charge for installation is $119. for starters. I doubt that includes removal of the old faucet, I'll have to ask. A local plumbing company tells me they charge $60 an hour. How much do plumbers get by the hour, and how many hours should it take to remove an old faucet and install a new one?

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$60/hour is cheap for a plumber. In my area they typicaly also have a minimum charge, like $150 to cover the trip and the first hour. Unless there are complications, a competent plumber should be able to remove an old faucet and install a new one in well under an hour. More importantly, faucets are usually relatively easy to install, unless you are not very handy, which I assume is your situation. Don't you have a friend who knows a little plumbing? This is pretty basic and you could save yourself a fair chunk of money here. I'm not a plumber, but I've done this for several friends and have yet to run into a faucet that I couldn't deal with.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2009 at 2:23PM
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Thanks for info. The reason I will only be charged $60/hr. is because we have a service contract with this company. I think I can do it myself, BUT I'm confused about the garbage disposal, so far I haven't seen instructions for removing sink with garbage disposal. That's just one thing. Then I have a situation where I want to raise the sink for a few hours so I can apply something to the countertop. Those are two things for me to worry about.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2009 at 3:39PM
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