I am a school teacher who has a little rental house. Most repairmen will call me and tell me what is wrong and give me a ball park figure. I had a plumber, local...trying to keep the money in the county wher I live and work do repairs a couple of time, he fixed leaks and charge around $150 to $200. This time he went to replace a shower and tub faucet. I received a bill for $465 after he had done the work, he never called to let me know how much it would be. His daughter goes to my school and I figured with him knowing I was a teacher he would be on the up and up and forthcoming with charges and communication if it was going to be more than a couple of 100 dollars. I asked for and itemed receipt. He gave me one a week after I requested it and the Delta part was $150 and he charge $90 dollars and hour for 3.5 hours. He said he did not charge me for two $25 shut off valus or the .5 hours it took him to pick up the part. If you area plumber can you tell me if I was charged too much and if in your opinion hr should have advised me of repair price before doing the work. Thank you in advance if you decide to reply. I could not figure how to make a general post for any plumbers to reply to. If you don't have time or interest in replying, can you copy and paste and post this for me?