Typical Cost to Install Toilet by Plumber?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by thebigsee, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. thebigsee

    thebigsee DIY Member

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    Southern California
    Just was talking with an old friend (and I mean OLD -- 89 years old) and he said that the plumber who just did $1300 worth of work on his septic tank said he needs a new toilet. I don't doubt it since my friend has lived in the same house since 1952 and has done ZERO upgrades -- the toilet probably dates to the late 40's or at best the 1960's.

    Anyways, he was quoted $800 to install a new toilet. I'm a do-it-yourselfer and have always installed toilets myself, so this price, even with the cost of a decent toilet thrown in and perhaps flange repair, sounds astronomical. Is this typical?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes,
    Most firms around Seattle area charging $800.00 for the same toilet that I install for $503.98
    They take my standard price, and almost double it.

    We did work for one customer in Bellevue, and they had charged her $800 for a rebuilt second hand toilet.
    How pathetic is that?

    But both prices are good.
    The $800 is better for the plumber, the $500 is better for the homeowner.

    Just for a laugh, have your friend check out my published pricing with installation
    Check pricing here
    Last edited: May 26, 2014
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