When installing a toilet drain pipe, care must be taken to ensure that the installation meets several specific technical requirements. If the parameters are not correct, the toilet may not mount to the pipe fitting or the drain may not function properly.
|What you can expect|
|Range per line:||$627.04||$769.60|
|Range for this type of project:||$627||$770|
Drain Line Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete in-wall/under-floor installation. Toilet flange will be installed at floor level, and drain connection will be fitted along with up to 30' of drain line at optimal slope. Leak testing will be conducted and optimal operation verified. Specialty services, such as demolition, structural modifications, and surface restoration will incur additional fees. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Drain Line Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including fittings, mounting hardware, and connectors.
Drain Line Equipment Allowance
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include pipe cutter and threader, tubing cutter, brazing kit, and pipe wrenches. Consumable equipment elements not included.
|cost to install a toilet drain pipe|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per line||$147.02|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 line||$687.13|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 line||$616.99 - $757.27|
Since a toilet drain pipe is fairly large, it must be installed between floor joists. The strength of the floor must be evaluated to verify that it can maintain the weight of a toilet or it may need to be reinforced. The location chosen must also provide sufficient clearance from all nearby walls for the size of the toilet being installed. It's critical that the pipe has enough downslope for the flow of sewage and the vent pipes are in the proper location for the system to flush correctly.
An experienced plumber evaluates the location and determines if the floor needs any repairs or modifications which can increase the final price. Installing a vent pipe, if necessary, requires additional materials. If the pipe requires a special route or extension to achieve proper flow, the extra hardware and labor may add to the cost of the project.
Due to the highly technical nature of the installation, most homeowners turn to an experienced professional to install toilet drains. In many areas, local codes may require that pipe installations be performed by licensed plumbers. The expertise of a professional can help the homeowner avoid the pitfalls of an improper installation.