Cost to Move Plumbing

Updated: January 2017

Plumbing Relocation Cost CalculatorZip Code
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Vent Line Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to move plumbing with favorable site conditions. Install coupling and up to 10m/30ft water line. Connect, route, secure and leak test rerouted line. Wall/floor surface restoration if needed is extra. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 line$0.00$0.00
Vent Line Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to move plumbing including: fittings, mounting hardware and connectors.
1 line$0.00$0.00
Vent Line Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Pipe cutting and threading, tubing cutter, brazing kit and pipe wrenches. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
1 line$0.00$0.00
Option: Remove Water Line
Shutoff water supply. Disconnect or cut and remove single supply water line up to 10m/30ft from nearest supply branch. Cap line and leak test remaining supply system. Handling of asbestos insulation, modifications to structure and any required surface restoration are NOT included.
1 line$0.00$0.00
Vent Line Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 line11.812513.4375
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
Totals - Cost To Move Plumbing   
Average Cost per Line  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Move Plumbing! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Plumbing Relocation project. For a basic 1 line project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Move Plumbing ranges between $649 - $797 per line.

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Cost to Move Plumbing - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Plumbing Relocation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Plumbing Relocation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Plumbing Relocation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Move Plumbing - References

Plumbing Relocation - Average Cost Per Line

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Plumbing Relocation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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