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Fixing a loose door hinge with longer screws or a simple screw-hole repair kit is just one of several easy DIY home maintenance tasks, says Molidor. (Photo by Kathy Oman)
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OK - terminology issue here. The "shower pan" is a collection liner than underlies the shower floor itself, and is designed (if built and plumbed right) to trap any leakage from the shower floor and route it to the same floor drain pipe. Example image here, copper in this case - 

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It sounds like your are saying the shower floor or base unit failed - likely a fiberglass or plastic shower, which commonly fail due to incomplete support under them. This can be repaired if fiberglass, but is not usually done unless just microcracking, as it is hard to find an expert - usually you have to have a car body fiberglass specialist or a surfboard repair expert do it, and the color will not match perfectly unless you get a new gelcoat over the entire base unit. Cost about $300-500, ASSUMING the material can be repaired - true fiberglass can, thermoplastic can sometimes be welded but anyone's guess how long it will last without cracking again, plastics like PVC can rarely be fixed so they will hold someone standing on them. Any sort of repair is likely to crack again, because you have done nothing to remove the cause of the cracking which is standing on a base that is not fully supported over its full extent. Some cheepo or desperate plumbers try injecting non-pressuring type expanding foam underneath to improve the support - this does a great job of supporting it but unfortunately supports mold, so starts stinking in short order as a rule.

The normal fix is to remove and replace it, because once it is out there is no sense in putting a damaged one back in for the small increment in cost. Removing it means taking the shower wall liners or the bottom row or two of tile out so you can get the new base unit into place (because they overlap it), then replacing them. So, the $3000 range indicated is indicative of this type of job, which typically runs from a very low of around $1500-2000 for an identical base unit, to more typically $3-5,000 depending on whether a shower enclosure or tile walls. Of course,when the new one is put in, it is CRITICAL that it be fully supported - this means rubbing plumbers rouge or similar marking substance on the bottom, test fitting it, and then lifting it out and checking that all the stiffener ribs and support pads made contact with the pan, and making adjusments as necessary until it has full contact, then standing in it and rocking back and forth to check for any points not making full contat and fixing them.

The $10,000 plus numbers you got must have been for entire shower replacement down to the joists and studs, and the $30,000 range number would be typical for a full bathroom remodel with new shower or shower/tub and doors and surround, wall finishes, vanity, sink, toilet, and flooring and door.

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I am not sure a general handyman is the right person for the skylight.  We fix quite a few skylights that were installed by handymen and that could be the problem at its origination.  You will want a roofer for that.

 

As long as you are splitting the trades at that point, might as well get a flooring contractor to look at the floor once you have figured out the skylight repair/replacement equation. 

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Handyman reviews in San Luis Obispo

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As general contractor, framed closets, brought in a drywaller , painters and closet door installers. These closets have really simplified our lives and we are requesting a bid on two more jobs. All the contractors were friendly and helpful.
- Carole L.
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We bought the , loaded it into the vehicle and took it home. He put it together in wuch a way as to minimize any of the funky parts that we did not want to show. It looks beautiful! I did not have a clue as to the work thdt goes into such a job, but I knerw because we have worked with
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before that the work would be first rate. He's smart, earnest, and gets the job done right with no nonsense. I come from a construction family, and I know good work.
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does good work!
- SUSAN H.
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arrived on time , and as always did a amazing job. i have used him numerous times, and will definitely use him again. he installed the toilet, and painted where there were spots of no paint. and took away my old toilet.
- Adam c G.
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came out for estimate, very prompt, courteous, detailed estimate. Sent a contract next day to look over. We agreed, he let us know how to go about picking out paint, etc and steered us in the right direction as far as the finish I wanted on the paint, i.e. differences between the flat,
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, semi gloss, etc. Once we signed the contract, we set up a date, they were in and out in 2 days with very little inconvenience to us. We had a few estimates and while
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was a little higher, he did a lot more for us than the others had said. Customer service excellent. We will definitely use them for anything future we would like done.
- SALLY L L.
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arrived on time and got immediately to work. He assessed each issue and offered advice on potential solutions. All repairs were done carefully with an eye to long-term stability and effectiveness - no short-term temporary solutions. The pricing for both his time and the materials involved was very reasonable. He was courteous, professional and efficient, and our fixer-upper home is now much more comfortable for his excellent work. We will definitely be calling upon him for any future needs!
- Rebecca P.
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He was on time, I'll give that, but was not personable. Quote was very high all because a asked for permit. Then he would change the prices not remembering what he told me in the first visit. It's like he would pull random prices out of his head. On the first visit he gave me an estimate of between $4000 to $7000. Then when I asked for permit for everything to be legal the price increased by $12,000 in the second visit! Very wishy washy. No thanks! I guess there is a higher price to pay to stay legal. Plus i spent "$55 for Custom Basement Design with Measurements and Set of Plans" I didn't even get that. Can i get my money back!
- zebib B.
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I was impressed with the quality of work and how well the repairs turned out.
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repaired a hole in the basement ceiling made some time ago to repair a plumbing leak. He blended in the texture so well we can't see the repaired area. He also covered the hole where the old swamp cooler vented into the hall ceiling. This is a smooth ceiling and it is nearly perfect. The project took two visits due to painting the repaired areas.
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covered the work areas and cleaned up after each visit. I am very impressed with his work ethic, punctuality, and professionalism. I'm having
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back in a few weeks to replace doors and finish up the trim.
- Michael N.
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Of the three well rated handymen contacted, only
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came out to give an estimate. He suggested a number of options to make the repairs and gave a reasonable estimate. Other handymen only wanted to look at e-mailed pictures and gave estimates 2-3 times what the job ended up costing.
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did a professional job and worked with us to get the results we wanted in a timely manner. Overall, we were very pleased with the final result and price. Would definitely consider hiring him again.
- Daniel W.

All Handyman Services in San Luis Obispo, CA

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5 Star Electric

1571 5th st
Los Osos

A S Builders, Inc.

1988 Sandalwood Dr.
Santa Maria

Accelerated Building Contractors

P.O. Box 15453
San Luis Obispo

All American Restoration

1130 E Clark Ave
Santa Maria

AMERICAN HEATING & COOLING

2794 Santa Barbara Ave
Cayucos

Applied Mechanical Services LLC

1217 Marsha Court
Santa Maria

B H Precision Construction

2069 Bush Dr
Los Osos

Berry Construction

2116 Lopez Dr
Arroyo Grande

Bruce Hall Painting

PO 271
Santa Margarita

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cal Coast Construction

381 N 4th St
Grover Beach

Central Coast Home Improvement

501 Buena Fortuna Circle
Atascadero

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

Country Dreams Construction

1055 Tishlini Lane
Templeton

Creative Construction

802 N Miller St
Santa Maria

Crystal Dove Cleaning

670 Paula St
Morro Bay

D.S. Construction

135 Naomi Ave
Pismo Beach

Daimon Construction Com

2139 Alameda Ave
Alameda

David's Home Repair

3003 Valmont Rd

Deco Construction Inc

131 Gold Creek Cir
Folsom

Doug's Handyman Service

1010 Toro St
San Luis Obispo

DOUGLAS INGHAM PAINTING

1111 FLORA RD
Arroyo Grande

DW Construction

500 S. Broadway
Santa Maria

Elegantly Clean

1811 Mesa Rd.
Paso Robles

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

FreddyGaals Maintenance & Repair

960 S 14th St
Grover Beach

G R Construction

PO Box 1379
Arroyo Grande

Gelos Construction

Paso Robles

Handyman Jeff

San Luis Obispo

Handyman Paul Tourdot

Arroyo Grande

IntelCo Contracting

320 Indian Knob Rd
San Luis Obispo

J B'S ROOFING

1356 Breck St
San Luis Obispo

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave

Jeff's Handyman Svc

765 Mesa View Dr
Arroyo Grande

Jerry Lithwin Construction, Inc.

1320 Van Buerden Drive
Los Osos

JM Construction, Inc.

8400 Capstan Circle
Bradley

KMS Custom Carpentry

169 Aspen St.
Arroyo Grande

Liggett Locksmith Services

PO Box 4634
Paso Robles

magic man remodels

1849 N Miller St.
Santa Maria

Matt Humphrey Construction

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Cambria

Milburn & Sons Const

650-31D Tank Farm Rd
San Luis Obispo

MKW Construction

1255 13th St.
Los Osos

Nobel Handy Services

11292 Bobcat Ln
Arroyo Grande

PACIFIC LOCKSMITHS

332 MORRO BAY BLVD
Morro Bay

Palafox Constrution

P.O. Box 747
Santa Margarita

Paso Robles Handyman

PO BOX 4662
Paso Robles

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

Precision Maintenance and Repair

P.O. Box 807
Santa Maria

PRIMO PLUMBING & HEATING INC

2005 PALO VERDE AVE
Long Beach

Quality Painting

PO Box 415
Los Alamos

Reasons Construction & Fence

1711 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo

RK Morton Construction

1255 16th ST
Los Osos

Sam The Handyman Five Star Services

1652 Hansen Lane
San Luis Obispo

Schalwitz Construction Co

1301 Nipomo Ave
Los Osos

SHONG & SONS CONSTRUCTION

1478 8th St
Los Osos

Sierra Group

560 Riverdale Dr
Glendale

Start Moving

2372 old combee rd 103

T Stevens Moving Service

PO Box 6022
Los Osos

Tailored Living 855CA202

8410 El Camino Real
Atascadero

Tegra Services/Construction

PO Box 1223
Pismo Beach

Todd Heenan Handyman

San Luis Obispo

Tolosa Gardens & Landscapes, Inc.

1241 Johnson Ave #353
San Luis Obispo

Vic's Apt & Home Service

San Luis Obispo

Village Handyman

1460 24th St
Oceano

Water Fixers

2004 Preisker Ln Ste J
Santa Maria

watson construction

810 Tye Rd
Santa Barbara

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