Typical Cost to Install Toilet by Plumber?

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

  1. thebigsee

    thebigsee DIY Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    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

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    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: Jun 27, 2016
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