National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Would you do this project? According to our survey, 57% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.
The average price to Install Flexible Drain Pipe noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.
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 the $115 charged by a plumber.
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 mean fewer leak points and its rubber gasket seal ensures a dry base cabinet whether it is 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 thumbscrew to connect to the tailpipe 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.
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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%.
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.