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The problem you will run into here is that FL has a small claims limit of $5,000 so you could sue for up to that amount by filing your own small claims case and representing yourself. But anything over that you would lose because the judge couldn't award more than that.
You would have to go down to the local small claims court and pick up a summons and complaint form from the clerk that you would complete and file. Then you would have the sheriff serve it on the plumber. The clerk can help with that. Then you just gather your evidence and appear on the assigned date to tell your story. The plumber will tell his, and the judge will decide the case.
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