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Old 12 February 2005, 22:41   #1
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Default Cost of replacing a water "service pipe" ?

Just had a survey done on an older property we might be buying.
A few things arose, one being that they advise that the water service pipe be replaced. I have no idea if this is a big or small job. Anyone have any experience. The property is connected directly to the mains water supply.

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Old 12 February 2005, 23:13   #2
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The price will depend on the length of pipe that has to be installed and particularly the type of ground it has to be put in.
You need someone to look at the job on site rather than an answer here.

Where in the country are you?

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Old 12 February 2005, 23:43   #3
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Woking, surrey
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Old 13 February 2005, 00:00   #4
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Too far for me then.
Mog might do your area and may do installation work or can rcommend someone- PM him for some advice?

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Old 13 February 2005, 00:05   #5
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will do - thanks Butty
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Old 13 February 2005, 00:06   #6
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Get the Inspector from the Local Water Board out to advise you of the shortest route. During the conversation ask him if he knows anyone who normally does this for them ( Contractors etc ) they may give you a pound note price for doing it .
Or see about doing it yourself if you don't mind digging a trench this is the hardest part ( dig down 760mm - 800mm from external stoptap to a suitable point where you can enter the house. you can always alter internal pipe work to suit where you come in if this is easier. Then buy the pipe ( 25mm alkathene plumb Center etc ) Fit this then get the WB out to inspect the trench & the pipe before you backfill it & make good. They will then connect your new supply & you swap internal connections and your sorted ok
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Old 13 February 2005, 00:12   #7
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Just had a survey done on an older property we might be buying.
A few things arose, one being that they advise that the water service pipe be replaced. I have no idea if this is a big or small job. Anyone have any experience. The property is connected directly to the mains water supply.

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buy the pipe m8 sold by the meter its a blue plastic thing see were water tap is out side and were your stop tap is in side so you no were your going dig a trench save loads of money water boards price for main connection was about 250 call a plumber to conect to stop tap 50 quid this is an easy job m8 save your self 500- 1000 quid
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Old 13 February 2005, 00:16   #8
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cheers - worth considering.

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Old 13 February 2005, 00:18   #9
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cheers - worth considering.

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one question why do you need to replace it
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Old 13 February 2005, 00:21   #10
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Water Board up here (Northumbrian) do not charge for Connection when it is a Lead replacement etc. I would have thought all WB would be the same as it not a new connection but a replacement they normally replace there stop tap while there on as part of it
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Old 13 February 2005, 00:26   #11
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Its been advised by a survey that we have had done.
"....the underground pipe appears old & will probably need replacing"

This does sound a little like guesswork, but then its then mentioned in the "Urgent repair" section in the summary of the report, stating it should be replaced before contracts are exchanged.
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Old 13 February 2005, 00:30   #12
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Its been advised by a survey that we have had done.
"....the underground pipe appears old & will probably need replacing"

This does sound a little like guesswork, but then its then mentioned in the "Urgent repair" section in the summary of the report, stating it should be replaced before contracts are exchanged.
god this is a new one for me what next i buy housers how olds the house
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Old 13 February 2005, 00:35   #13
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Orig built in 1920's & then extended in the 1960's & 90's
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Old 13 February 2005, 00:44   #14
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Then surely the current owner is Liable for the replacement ?
Or at least a reduction on asking price ?
I would check with the WBoard & see what they recommend you do about it . There must be a definite reason if they are saying it is an urgent repair ( repair ??)
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Orig built in 1920's & then extended in the 1960's & 90's
they are takin the p*ss m8 the housers i rent were built in 1908 water mains no prob gutters electrics damp ha ha is the common
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Old 13 February 2005, 00:49   #16
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Yeh exactly will be used to either get a reduction in asking price, or the vendor will have to sort out before contracts are exchanged.
My original post was to see roughly how much this work might cost to get this figure off the asking price.
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washer - yep I think that might be what the vendor says too - get stuffed.
Got an electrical engineer inspecting the wiring & a gas guy checking the gas installation....which is where the fun might really begin !

They say that "the underground pipe appears old & will probably need replacing" then go on to say its an urgent item.
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Yeh exactly will be used to either get a reduction in asking price, or the vendor will have to sort out before contracts are exchanged.
My original post was to see roughly how much this work might cost to get this figure off the asking price.
1000 quid sound nice nite nite
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Sorry went off at a different angle
Last ones i did were roughly supply & fit 15 mtrs of 25 mm Alk & pipe work alterations Dig through 2 mtrs Concrete 100mm deep or thereabouts full trench 760mm deep & reinstate after 625.00
The other went up flower bed next to a drive 10 mtrs approx under foundation & into garage extended internal pipe work to connect to this was S&F 545.00 ok
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only joking.
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I was just thinking I was nt charging enough
Might have to have a increase in prices
Go towards a WR1 for Sundays
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Its been advised by a survey that we have had done.
"....the underground pipe appears old & will probably need replacing"

This does sound a little like guesswork, but then its then mentioned in the "Urgent repair" section in the summary of the report, stating it should be replaced before contracts are exchanged.
If it has a meter then test for leaks by turning off first s/**** as it comes into the house and see if the meter is turning. Replace if it is ticking round.
If you want a "general" price then 50 per metre would work.
If it is to get the house price down then find the first plumber in Yell (usually AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA plumbing etc) who I'm sure will give you a very friendly quote.

A bit curious how the survey picked up that the underground pipe was old - did they dig a hole?

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Old 13 February 2005, 10:47   #23
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The property is connected to the mains. We could not find the external stopcock and therefore, you should contact the water supply company to enquire exactly where it is located. The internal stopcock is in the reception room next to the staircase. The underground pipe appears old & will probably need to be replaced. However, where visible, the plumbing is in fair condition for its age.

Thats the paragraph. I would guess they could see some of the mains water pipe at its connection to the internal stopcock ?
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350 - ~ 25 feet from road to house then under house floorboard to stopcock ~ 20 feet.

Local builders did it. Free connection by local water board - little bit including external valve and length to join to water main.

Made significant difference to water pressure!

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