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"Workman were professional, friendly and efficient. Everything worked perfectly when they were done. It took about 4 hours. The price was fair-$800 less than other" plumber estimate and $800 more than heater+service. Knowng I could call them if I had a problem was worth the added cost.

-Barry B.

"The technician arrived within an hour of my phoning them. He checked everything over, explained the pricing very clearly after finding the tripped switch, and before" proceeding with the diagnostic checks. Everything was handled professionally. I will be using them again.

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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.





I've seen and heard mixed reviews.  They aren't really popular here due to our super hard water which clogs and rots everything it sits in.  A company I used to work for tried electric units about 10 years ago in several homes but had to replace many of them within a few years because the build-up from the hard water hindered their productivity to little more than enough supply to run a sink.  I've heard better success with gas units since there are no electric elements to burn out and gas can get hotter, faster to get through the deposits on the tubing walls inside the unit.


Standard electric water heater usually take a 30 amp circuit so they are often wired with 10 guage wire.  Electric on-demand units large enough to service an entire house usually take 50 amps (or more) from what I've researched in the past.  That means they need a 50 amp breaker and will be wired with 6 guage wire.  By the time you factor in the initial cost of buying the much more expensive on-demand unit and rewiring for it I'm not sure you'll save money in the long run. 


A better and cheaper option would be to put a timer on your standard water heater so it only kicks on during typical demand times.  They have override switches so you can turn it to cycle normally when you are off of work or need it during the day/night if not during the preset times.  A cheaper point of use water heater at the kitchen sink will ensure you have hot water there even when the main heater is off.  This is usually the point that requires hot water the most frequently.  Remember that your water heater will hold hot water for over an hour once it has cycled off.  Take advantage of that.


Todd Shell

Todd's Home Services

San Antonio, TX


Depends a lot on your configuration - he may have been including direct outside venting because your existing heater/furnace duct was not large enough to handle the added load, and may have figured running larger piping to the jetted tub and maybe upsizing the valve and flex tubing at the gas line. This all assumes you have adequate access and installation space for the larger tank - they tend to be fatter rather than much taller.

I would talk to several plumbers - if you get quotes from 3 or more, it should become obvious right off if one is high-balling you. Of course, do not tell the others what the other's bids were.

The water heater itself will cost about $1000-2000 for that size - about double a 50 gallon, which usually costs about $800-1500 installed (replacing an existing plumbed-in one). The larger heater may take a bit of beefing up of the support platform for the added weight, but assuming you have adequate headroom, installation cost using existing ductwork and piping would not be any more than for a 50 gallon, so say $2000-3500 range installed. The $4500-6000 definitely sounds high if it assumed using existing hookups.

There could be. Different municipalities have different rules (codes). However, I have never heard of a plumber being the code enforcement guy. I have never heard of a plumber being able to collect a fine from a homeowner. It may cost you $150 to bring it up to code, but that should be included in the repair cost. You would need to check with your city (usually Department of Code Enforcement or Plumbing Commission). If he put it in writing, you need to send them a copy.
Make sure they get a permit if required. Ask if they will haul away the old. Type of new heater installed and tank warrantee. What kind of parts will the price include, you should have an expansion tank installed and make sure they counter balance the pressure to match the static pressure in the home. Should also include new dielectic unions, do not reuse the old ones. See what the rate for extras is in case they need to do additional work. Check references if possible.

Tim Littrell
Littrell Plumbing and Bath Designs

Water Heater Repair And Installation reviews in Memphis


This experience mirrors what I have experienced with Plumbing for the last 5 years. Here's what I wrote to the owner: Yesterday we had one of our occasional visits from Plumbing employees. As with every other visit over the last 5 years, your men were very competent and professional, very courteous ...More and pleasant. This is how every employee has presented himself: as a competent leader with regard to plumbing, and a caring servant with regard to my family and me.
Please thank all of your employees for me.
- Mike G.

I decided to call based on the many positive comments they've received on Angie's List. I haven't needed any plumbing work done in years. The woman who took my call and scheduled the service appointment with was friendly and helpful. I made the call on Thursday, and was able to get a ...More Saturday morning appointment -- that in itself was remarkable to me!

The service technician, , called ahead on Saturday morning, and arrived exactly on time. was extremely polite, clean uniform, very well-spoken and very professional. He asked me questions, and he took a look at the location of each toilet, and went into the attic to examine the hot water heater. Almost immediately, he discovered that the thermostat on the heater was broken. More importantly, noticed that the pipes connected to the top of the water heater were rusting, and a leak had developed at the point where a pipe entered the tank. I was really surprised by that bit of news, but I saw it for myself. I was so glad he spotted that leak! He explained that although the use of steel pipe meets code requirements, it DOES rust through rather quickly, and copper pipe is far, far better. I had always known that copper was the best choice for plumbing, but had simply never paid any attention to the pipes before.

At this point, carefully explained the repairs that the water heater needed, gave me some options, went over the cost of each repair, along with detailed cost information for the toilet installation. The pricing for each service is spelled out clearly, like a menu, in a company notebook. A great idea -- this way, you can see the prices right in front of you, and you don't have to wonder if the technician is just pulling figures out of thin air. And the total is the total; no surprises after the work is completed.

called to locate a supplier open on Saturday so he could go get a new thermostat for the water heater. He left to pick it up, then returned promptly to begin work. worked straight through the day without a break. He was quiet, polite, and kept each work area very clean. He replaced the steel pipe with copper, installed a new thermostat and, of course, the two new toilets. As he completed each task, he would show me the work and explain anything that needed explaining. After he removed them, showed me the rusted steel pipe sections from the water heater. I could clearly see the corroded-looking areas on the outside, as well as a shocking amount of thick rust buildup on the inside of every section. And although I hadn't asked him to, he told me he had unclogged a sink in the master bathroom that he noticed was draining slowly -- no charge. He also hauled away the old toilets, which I had assumed I would have to deal with, and all the boxes the new toilets came in. No charge. That was a courteous thing to do. I appreciated the "above and beyond" of it.

The complete job took six hours, and I am extremely pleased with the results. The level of knowledge and professionalism has shown reflects well on the entire company. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
- Rise M.

Outstanding experience. Couldn't be more pleased. is honest, efficient and professional. He has done work for me several times over the past few years and I wouldn't call anyone else.
- Kent I.

Overall, the knowledgable staff sent to my home gave me credible solutions for different problems. I would highly recommend this company to anyone with HVAC issues as well as plumbing issues.
- robin F.

We called on Labor Day morning. He said he did not have a crew to do the work on a holiday but would call us first thing in the morning the following day. They did indeed call us promptly the next morning. Sent a crew out and while the 2 man crew worked to remove the old water heater a 3rd employee delivered the new water heater and supplies.
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They explained all the work they were doing. Explained the necessary code required upgrades and noticed and fixed an inappropriate drain pipe slope for overflow discharge.

They were personable and professional. The company was very service oriented; calling us when they said they would, having the parts delivered instead of stopping the work here for the crew to leave to get parts, fully explaining the work they were doing and doing a great job of clean up after the work was completed.

Great job.
- Paul T.

They normally fix it pretty quickly. They are usually very friendly. Last time we needed them it was kind of hard to get them out; it was easy to get hold of them but not to get them out here. I think they were overbooked. I had talked to them about doing something with a sump pump in my basement, but I don't think they are interested in doing ...More it. They have always done okay for general plumbing work.

I purchased a water heater with the install package from . When their contractor called, he did not use the correct number, then was not aware it was for an install, not an estimate. It took several calls to arrange a time and when he arrived, he told me that he couldn't install the heater because it wouldn't meet ...More side clearance code and the drain was too high for the unit and he would have to remove it and redo the plumbing connections. He also didn't like that the unit was taller and would require redoing the water and gas line routing. He tried to get me to take the unit back and then get another one and call him directly for the install so he wouldn't have to get a permit and inspection. I had him return the unit and got a refund. I also verified through a hoome inspector that the unit would have met code and the could have been cut and the walls bent to meet the height requirement. He also said that as long as the heater met the manufacturers clearance to combustible surfaces, the heater would meet code. This installer was trying to cheat by having me hire him outside the Lowe's agreement.
- Jeffrey J.

I am not really satisfied with Hill s service. Installing the sewer line went fine. When they thought the toilet was stopped up they removed the commode and found out that the problem was in the sewer line. But the commode is still loose since they put it back. Also after they installed a water heater, our faucet water pressure was restricted. When ...More I called them they said it was not their problem or fault. Finally, they did come back and figured it out and got it corrected.
- Bob E.

Water Heater Installers in Memphis

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A Parker & Son Plumbing LLC

4769 Daphne Rd

A-C Electric Company Inc.

453 Buntyn St.

Air Doctors of Memphis

8200 Donnell Rd

All Clear Drain & Plumbing Co

6099 Mount Moriah Rd Ext

All In His Hands Remodeling

1490 Marianna St

All Plumbing & Contracting Inc

2174 Freemont Rd

All Service Plumbing Heating & Air LLC

2878 Austin Peay Hwy

Appliance Pro

9998 Cameron Ridge Trail


16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

B & K Appliance Svc & Air Conditioning

218 E Pecan Valley

B&T Home Services

10064 Phillips Dr


PO BOX 17927

Best Care Home Services, LLC.

5250 Pleasant View Rd

Blues City Home Services

384 Goodman Road East

Bobby Wilson Plumbing

7045 Hwy 305 N

Bright point home services inc

1138 north Germantown pkwy

Cobb Plumbing Co

2286 Podesta Cove



Conway Services

1220 Big Orange Rd.


PO Box 38129



Dan Stewart Realtors

3205 Kirby Whitten Rd

Goodwin's Plumbing Service

86 Honeysuckle Ln.

Greenway Home Services

7550 E Barlett Corporate Cv E

H&S Plumbing Company Inc

877 Freeman St.



Hargrove Construction and Restoration LLC

2878 Austin Peay Hwy LLC

Hill Service

4940 Covington Way

Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

1190 Big Orange Rd

Hix Plumbing

1715 Barcrest Dr





Home Repair Co

7022 Cedardale Rd

hopper restoration

2930 devon cir


2868 LAMB PL

Investor Rehab Service, Inc.

511 Grassmeade Cove



Johnson Plumbing Co

345 Mann Dr

Jolly Enterprises

583 Cadraca Dr Apt 29

Joyner Home Repairs

7073 Village Lane

JS Plumbing Services

12150 longleaf oak trail

Landers Plumbing

1545 Cider House Cv.

Lovie Lang Plumbing & Heating

2398 Vanderbilt Rd


430 S Germantown Pkwy





Maclins HVAC & Appliance Service

P.O Box 271233

Massengill Builders

8145 Cedar Hill Lane

Maxey Heating and Air Conditioning

4864 Oak Lane Cove N

McMullin Plumbing and Mechanical

1337 Merimac Cv


PO Box 153

Odd Jobs Unlimited

385 Knoco Cv

One Stop Plumbing Heating & Air

6794 Eastridge cv

Parker's Workshop

1581 Nesting Dove Cove

Precision Air Conditioning & Heating

2099 Thomas Road

R & C Water Heaters and Tile

6156 Mary Elizabeth Cove



Richards Heating & Air

5290 Crestview Drive


5075 Macon Rd



service pros inc.

1609 dancy blvd

Smart Energy Solutions

302 Court of Elm

South Star Plumbing

1815 Centerpoint Dr

Southern Boyz Services

1130 Mt Vernon Rd

Splash Plumbing

6664 Willow Brook St

Stewart Plumbing Co

1410 Brookhaven Dr

TC Plumbing

311 Myrtle Road

Terhune Glenn Plumbing Inc

2820 Whitten Rd

The Plumber LLC


The Service Company

White Bluff

U S Renovations

5408 Mahogany Ridge Dr

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st

Wade Plumbing

2093 Thomas Rd


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wilson Construction Services

3104 Mary Elizabeth Drive

Zack Street Plumbing

721 Chaney Cv

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