Re: Am I being taken advantage of - OR - Is this quote high?
Seems to me that if most of the rough plumbing is being replaced, there wouldn't be much difference in price between moving the fixtures versus keeping them in their original locations. Most of the cost in moving fixtures is in the removal and replacement/repair of wallboard and subfloor, which you are doing anyway.
Originally Posted by violet holly
You can probably reduce the cost considerably by doing the demolition work yourself. Of course, that means that you'll probably have to order dumpster service (instead of the contractor ordering it) unless you have a pickup truck and plan to hall the debris to the solid waste facility yourself, in which case you'll have dump fees. I don't know how it is where you live, but where I live dump fees are around $85/ton. So even if you did that work yourself, your savings will be somewhat less than the reduction in your contractor's bid.
If you do the demolition work, be careful not to remove any structural materials; let the contractor do that.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.