Moving the Stop Cock, what is an average cost


Postby handywoman » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:10 pm

Hi there, I need to have the stop cock in my kitchen moved to the room where the downstairs toilet is situatied.

The distance I would say is less than 6 to 7 foot away.

What would you advise is a fair price for this type of work?
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Postby collectors » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:41 am

How long is a peace of string.?
Will depend on the type of incoming main (material made of), what type of flooring. Could be 2 hours work or could take a whole day. If it was only 2 hours i would allow at least £120+ materials.
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Postby plastic_man77 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:56 pm

There are too many variables to consider, so giving you an idea of a fair price would be difficult. For instance, what area do you live in? I don't work in London, but I know the prices there would be vastly different to where I live.

If you call several, local plumbers and builders to your property, you can discuss with them your exact needs and along with the ideas they may have, you can decide what is required and receive a much better idea of cost.
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Postby handywoman » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:25 pm

Hi there, thank you very much for your help, the floor is concrete with linoleum on top. However the stopcock is behind the kitchen sink unit, and th only access to it is via a hole I have cut in the back of the kitchen floor unit, hence me wanting to move it to a more sensible place.

Ive got a plumber coming round on Monday to give me a quote, so I'll have to see how much he charges.
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Postby alavapint » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:21 pm

Why dont you leave the stopcock in the kitchen just as it is, and just fit another one in the downstairs toilet ... ?
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Postby handywoman » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:00 am

Morning Everyone,

Thank you for all your advice.

I love on Wrexham, North Wales, and have just been given a quote by a local plumber for £80.00 inc vat which I think is very fair.

The reason I hace to move the stop cock is that I am having new kitchen floor cabinets, and the rear of the cabinet that is going where the stop cock is will mean that the cabinet will not sit flush with the other floor cabinets (it would stick out).

Thanks alavapint and plastic for all you help.

This is such a good site.
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