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    Plumber Cass's Avatar
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    Default Does this Charge Seem Excessive

    To replace this well pump?


    Artesian Well 160' deep

    Pump set at 100'

    Charge for pump $800.00

    Labor to pull and replace pump $1000.00

    Total bill $1,800.00

    This is not my job.

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    Default Sounds like a bargain

    And I would charge more just in case it is too low.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    That is dirt cheap. What kind of pump did you get; $800 is cheap after markup.

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    A buddy whom Ive been helping out lately charges $300 flat for the derrick truck, plus $65/hour labor, and he only charges travel time if the customer is more than 30 miles from the shop. We just replaced a 1 hp 2 wire goulds a couple days ago, well was just under 350 foot deep, pump on sch 80 pvc w/threaded couplers. Nothing unusual, and no problems with the repair. Just a straight forward pull and swap. Ticket charge was $430 for truck and 2 hours labor plus $899 for the pump plus splice kits and tape. We reused the original pipe and cable, so no materials charges there. Guess wells and prices for labor/parts are pretty regional from what Ive read on here.

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    $1800 isn't outrageous, and if the casing doesn't extend above grade, making it do so can be added to the basic pump replacement cost.

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    If its on poly pipe: labor to pull- $50 - labor to replace pump on same pipe and wires- 150$ -Pump, 169$ rebuilt
    flo tech [lousy] or Graingers myers-400$

    Thats either $400 or $750 plus driving time. Seems like anything over that is profit and pump margin.

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