Cost to Replace a Laundry Tub

Cost to Replace a Laundry Tub

A plumber charges $436 to replace a laundry tub but you can do it yourself for $250. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the home improvement and repair cost.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 4.5 Diy 6.0
Money Pro $436 Diy $250
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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 Cost to Replace a Laundry Tub

Cost to Replace a Laundry Tub

A plumber charges $436 to replace a laundry tub but you can do it yourself for $250. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the home improvement and repair cost.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 4.5 Diy 6.0
Money Pro $436 Diy $250
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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By Gene and Katie Hamilton

If your laundry tub is like ours, it does more than collect water from the washing machine. Over the years our wash sink developed unsightly stains and scars from gardening chores and cleanup after painting projects. To update the appearance of the laundry room, we replaced the less-than-lovely tub with a new one. After the tub is removed and before the new unit is set in place is the ideal time to give the walls a coat of paint.

A plumber will charge $436 to remove an old tub, replace it with a new plastic unit and reinstall the faucet, which includes labor and material. If you’re handy and have basic plumbing tools and talent, you can buy a wash sink for $250, make the swap and pocket a nice 42 percent saving. If the old faucet needs to be replaced, budget more and install it in the tub before setting the new unit in place. Use an inexpensive basin wrench to connect the water supply tubes to the laundry tub because it lets you easily reach up under the tub to get a grip on the pipe.

Position the new tub so it’s near the washing machine, allowing space for the discharge hose behind the machine. Some tub units stand freely, while others have holes in the bottom of the legs that should be anchored to the floor.

Apartment Therapy has inspiration to consider Small Laundry Room Ideas.

The bottom line: compare the price of a contractor’s bid to replace a laundry tub with what it costs to do it yourself and make your decision. You adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

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Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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