Cost to Install Flexible Drain Pipe

Cost to Install Flexible Drain Pipe

For an easy plumbing repair job use a flexible drain pipe and trap to replace one instead of one made of PVC. A handy homeowner can do the job for $15 compared with $115 charged by a plumber. Add your Zip code to adjust the cost to where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Diy Logo Hours Pro 1.0 DIY 0.8
Money Pro $115 DIY $15
Per Unit Cost
Per Unit Cost $115 Total Cost

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

A new flexible drain pipe makes replacing one easier than a PVC drain pipe and P-trap because it is designed for easy installation using only a pair of scissors. Fewer joints means less leak points and its rubber gasket seal ensures a dry base cabinet whether it in the kitchen or bathroom.

The Simple Drain pipe is a crushproof flexible rubber hose that screws into a water-tight fitting for the waste-water wall connection and uses a clamp with a thumb screw to connect to the tail pipe coming from the drain. The P-trap is formed with a loop that slides on the rubber hose and can be used for a new single or twin bowl and as a replacement. Its self-plunge mechanism eliminates future clogging so no plunger or chemicals are needed. For more information go to Simple Drain.

To replace a drain pipe and trap with this product a plumber charges $115, which includes labor and material. A handy homeowner can do the job for $15 and save 87%.

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The most difficult part of this job is emptying the cabinet to get access to the bottom of the sink and pipes. Put a pillow inside the cabinet to spare a backache in the morning. We’ve seen an ironing board used as a cushion too.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2020

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