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going rate for a plumber
« on: February 07, 2009, 03:49:45 PM »
Just curious...what is the current hourly rate for a plumber in different parts of the country? My plumber just increased his hourly rate by $ $35.00 an hour from last year this time... :o
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Re: going rate for a plumber
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 08:56:26 PM »
I just paid our plumber $98/hr for the first hour and $58/hr after that. He fixed our hot water heater in under an hour so the bill was only $98.00
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Re: going rate for a plumber
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 09:26:39 PM »
Well, I was wondering because my plumber charged $65.00 and hour just one year ago and today I got his bill for some work on my water filter and it was at $100.00 an hour. So the 2 1/2 hours of work cost me $250.00. (no break for the second hour). I guess I was surprised at the increase. †:-/
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Re: going rate for a plumber
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 10:01:25 PM »
Boni,

Sorry to hear about you plumbing problems but up here our rates are about the same.  $100 for the first hour and $65 for every hour there after.

I think the first $100 includes the trip charge ;)
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Re: going rate for a plumber
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 07:54:02 PM »
All this talk about plumbers and their rates must have jinxed me. I will be calling a plumber in the morning due to a drainage problem. :'(

I will let you know what the going rate is then! >:(
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Re: going rate for a plumber
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 08:11:23 PM »
Sorry Beerman †:(..didn't mean to wish the plumber on anyone :-/
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Re: going rate for a plumber
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 08:41:55 AM »
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Sorry Beerman †:(..didn't mean to wish the plumber on anyone :-/

You didnt Bonnie ;), its just strange ironic timing that why we were talking about a plumber on this forum, sure enough, a plumbing problem arises for another forum member. They are scheduled to be here in about 30 minutes, so I hope they take it easy on me!, and again I will report the rate when they are done ;) I think last time it was around $90/hr.
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Re: going rate for a plumber
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009, 12:30:53 PM »
Irony again....Called just this morning to have plumber come out for Hot Water Heater not working (all weekend!).  $65 per hour with an hour minimum.  After seeing everyone elses prices, I feel fortunate at that price.  Even better, the work will be under warranty so nothing out of my pocket.

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Re: going rate for a plumber
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009, 12:41:34 PM »
Iím am up and running again! :D

The price was $84/hr with a five dollar gas surcharge, so not to bad. They were there less than an hour but have a one hour minimum, but they were very professional, clean, and did a great job, so another satisfied customer.
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Re: going rate for a plumber
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2009, 04:47:51 PM »
We had to hire a plumber recently, and my husband was complaining about what they charge.
I asked him how badly he would like to be a plumber.  
And then I said "that's why they charge what they charge".  People will pay it because they have no other choice.
Just doesn't appear to be a fun job...no matter how you look at it.  I think most deserve what they get paid.
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Re: going rate for a plumber
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2010, 08:10:41 AM »
grr...I gave them a chance thinking MAYBE they were really interested in spas ...
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Re: going rate for a plumber
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2010, 10:58:09 PM »
Just curious...what is the current hourly rate for a plumber in different parts of the country? My plumber just increased his hourly rate by $ $35.00 an hour from last year this time... :o

LOL..... Our plumbers get 95 bucks per hour. This includes every specialty tool required and their years of experience and the license we maintain. All the recording and paper work required to schedule, bill and except payment are also included. Our margins for residential plumbing service hover right around 6-11% depending on how the job goes.

I personaly maintain my own license and have my own tools and get a rate of 60 bucks per hour plus material. I prefer cash at the time of completion. shhhhhhhhh, keep that to yourself.
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