Remodeling a dbl wide 1979 mobile, holes in floors & plumbing damage, water leaks in bathroom and laundry hook ups.

Remodeling a dbl wide 1979 mobile, holes in floors & plumbing damage, water leaks in bathroom and laundry hook ups.
Toilet in bathroom soaked for months on floor badly, laundry room hot water faucet leaks and handle caroaded, and two holes in subfloor, one in laundry room and one in back master bathroom, both holes are 15 in x 10 inches. how extensive could this project be for everything??? thx Kris
q remodeling a dbl wide 1979 mobile holes in floors amp plumbing damage water leaks, home improvement, plumbing
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  • Leslie D Leslie D on Sep 27, 2012
    Depends on the type of flooring in those areas. Is it sheet linoleum, carpet or tile? The list of jobs would probably be: 1. Repair plumbing leaks (this cost would depend on whether you have corroded pipes, loose connections or leaking valves. Sounds like a good handyman could handle this, without the need for a plumber. 2. Remove existing flooring and toilet and patch subfloor. 3. Replace flooring (material cost and labor for laying that would determine cost). 4. Reset toilet with new wax ring (assuming the toilet itself isn't broken). 5. Replace leaking faucet unless new seat & spring (inside faucet) could fix the problem and corrosion could be cleaned (is it dripping when off, or leaking around the base?). All of these items would determine final cost. Assuming sheet linoleum is your flooring material and that leaks can be easily fixed, most of your cost will be in the labor. I could easily see 8 hours labor for 2 guys, and replacement using lower-end materials. Best case scenario would be about $800 - $1000, worst case $1500-$2000, depending on whether a new toilet is needed, if tiling is involved and materiasl chosen, and if new faucet and piping is needed.

  • Kris Kris on Sep 28, 2012
    Thanks Leslie... I so appreciate your input and view. Great advice, gives me a place to start. Grazie! Kris

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Jun 22, 2013
    Get some estimates and know that by doing it all yourself you can do it all for 1/3 of the price. Good luck.,

  • Anne Alexander Anne Alexander on Jul 17, 2015
    Sounds like you should remove all subflooring and replace... while sub floor is removed repair all plumbing so that your new sub floor will not get ruined... again...

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