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I'm looking for a plumber to replace a section of deteriorated cast iron pipe that is in the crawl space under my Santa Barbara house. I have spoken to several companies and they are either too busy or do not want to do this type of work. If anyone can give me recommendations I would be most grateful.

Thanks,
TJ

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oops Dec 01, 2020 11:52 AM
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Nick is the man- United Drain & Sewer 963 1511

a-1606852700 Dec 01, 2020 11:58 AM
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Jimmy at Anacapa Plumbing

PitMix Dec 01, 2020 01:02 PM
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James at Leo's replaced my cast iron gas line at a good price. Leo himself came out to give me a quote on another job and gave me good advice and didn't charge me for it. So I have had a good experience with Leo's.

EastBeach Dec 02, 2020 09:53 AM
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Another shout out for James @Leo's. I've known him for years and he's done a number of repairs at my house. He knows his stuff.

40900 Dec 01, 2020 05:13 PM
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Little Cesar....on Milpas Street.

tagdes Dec 01, 2020 08:48 PM
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Is this a gas line or sewer line....if it's gas which would be 60 to 100 years old and outlawed in 22 states...that would be not something different even steel gas lines should be completely changed out. It's amazing that even 3% of cast iron gas lines are out there. Even our 1941 San Roque home was built with steel gas lines.

Lando Dec 01, 2020 09:19 PM
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Chuck Hancock plumbing for sure

a-1606890721 Dec 01, 2020 10:32 PM
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We’ve used Jerry the Plumber for years. They are reasonable and trustworthy. 805.964.9841

TJTom Dec 02, 2020 07:53 AM
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TAGDES: It's a 60 year old cast Iron sewer line.

Thank 's to all for the recommendations so far. Please keep them coming regarding other companies or comments on those already mentioned. I have talked to 6 plumbers so far from other companies and, as I mentioned in my initial request, they all said they were too busy or they didn't want to do the required type of work.

Thanks,
TJ

EastBeach Dec 02, 2020 10:00 AM
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I'm curious why some plumbers didn't want to do the required work? Is it because the lines feeding into the large cast iron pipe from above also need to be replaced and would require tearing into walls? Aside from James @Leo's, I've also used RJ Carroll (they have been reliable/professional but pricey) and had Lee & Sons replace a sewer lateral which required trenching.

tagdes Dec 02, 2020 12:53 PM
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TJ Rooter Solutions did ours. They starter with the best price for cleaning the sewer pipe and videoed it for free. It was it was found to broken cast iron and they ran from the foundation to the D/W because of the City (SB) was waiting to line along the street. I personally checked the area under the floor with them and had them replace that also. When the City was done with the lining and screwed us over having to do from the D/W to the main Rooter Solutions saved us several thousand dollars by having Economy Plumbing do it. We had no choice as the City said we had a chip at the tie in and fix it or pay fines for hundreds of dollars. Even worse, after we had pay another 7 thousand the City quit making the home owner as from what I've heard.

Simpleton Dec 02, 2020 03:02 PM
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TJ, you've got two strikes against you. It's in the crawl space and you only want to replace a small section of 60 year old cast iron pipe. It's a lousy small job and they sure won't want to give you a bid as there are too many unknowns. You've already had six plumbers reject your job so far and you're competing with nice, clean, and very profitable kitchen and bath total remodels. Sorry. Consider biting the bullet and replacing the cast iron main line all the way to the street with ABS. It won't be cheap but you'll need to do it someday. If you can't manage this then offer time and materials so the plumber won't lose money when your job turns sideways. Don't get sticker shock when you see $80-100 per hour. Good luck.

Babycakes Dec 02, 2020 08:24 AM
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Jake at Santa Barbara Plumbing and Sewer. Mention Edhat and you will probably get some sort of discount or extra-special service. Also, consider "sweetening" the project by including additional work you might need: replacing galvanized piping, replacing old multi-gallon toilets w/efficient ones, or add water spigots to the outside of your house (I now have four spigots; one on each side of my house). You can also contact Smarden-Hatcher (plumbing supplier on Mason St.) , and ask them for a referral...they m-a-y not provide the name of a specific contractor, rather they'll have a list of those who are qualified.

hikerdude Dec 02, 2020 08:56 AM
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Lee & Sons Plumbing. Wonderful people and reasonable prices