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did an excellent job replacing an old gas water heater. New home owners requested a replacement for a water" heater that had been pushing 21 years strong. Seeing their rave reviews and the Big Deal offer, I jumped on the offer.
did not disappoint. They were in communication with me immediately to set up the appointment, pulled the permit, arrived at the start of the arrival window, switched out the water heaters, replaced gas and water pipe/valves, and all in just under 2 hours.
even had time to tighten up a sink drain while
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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.

 

 

 

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The primary complaint about tankless water heaters is that, unless you pay for a really oversized one, they do not keep up with high demands like clothes washer or tub or shower, or if you have multiple hot water demands going at one time.

The reason hot water heaters are used is because they can heat up and store enough water for an ordinary demand like a shower or clothes washing, and larger ones like 50-60 gallons can handle multiple simultaneous demands. Out 60 gallon heater handles washing machine, dish wahser, and a shower simultaneously without going from hot to warm. An on-demand system heats the water as it flows through the heater, with production of hot water having to equal the total demand at any instant. This they can rarely do - especially gas-fired ones, for which the power is usually much cheaper than with electricity.

Google the search phrase - on demand water heaters

to read articles on the issue, and EPA and EnergyStar program writeups. Consumer Reports also has comparisons and evaluations (though you have to subscribe to read review articles).

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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.
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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
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Water Heater Installation And Repair reviews in Oakdale

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My water heater was not working well. I checked with a couple companies to find out I would need to replace it. I was considering a tankless water heater but wasn't positive that's what I wanted or needed. After doing thorough research and although I was talking with what seemed to be knowledgable people I wanted to be sure.
I came across
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. they have a website where I found: http://quickwaterheater.com/pros-and-cons-of-a-tankless-water-heater/ After reviewing the website which was very easy to use I called to ask a few more questions. I had the feeling of speaking with a friend who had my best interests in mind of which was also very knowledgable! Together we were leaning towards a tank water heater but with the right questions from the plumber we decided on tankless! The job was a big task but the plumber was diligent and made the installation in a timely manner for what he needed to do. The cost was average and very competitive for a tankless yet the service and job done was grade A+. I wish I would have discovered
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- Allison G.
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Extremely competent and knowledgeable staff. Came out and took over an hour of measurements at the house before providing a price quote. After the quote we scheduled the install which took 6-8 hours.
There are several steps to convert to tankless. A larger 2 pound gas pressure gas meter needs to be installed. Regulators for every other gas appliance in the house need to be installed. The plumbing work has to be tested and inspected by the city. The staff at
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coached us through each step so we knew exactly what to do and how to handle it.
After the installation our kitchen
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was not working. I thought it was due to the new tankless
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heater. They came out (free) and discovered there was something stuck in the
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line. They fixed it and now everything is working perfectly. We have 3 showers and a deep soaker tub and we can run all of them at once all night long if we wanted to do so!
- John W.
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Overall it went very well. A two man took care of the job in about 2 hours. They called ahead, arrived on time, and explained everything to me clearly. They also ensured that everything, from an
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permitting perspective, was taken care of.
The original quote was $1,210 (which included removal of water heater, new 12yr 40
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water heater and thermal expansion tank). Tacked on additional $90 to replace some fittings, etc.
The water heater retails for ~$650 at home depot, so paid about the same in labor.
Being raised in the mid-west with a father who was always doing these types of things on his own I have a habit of always feeling like I am paying too much for services like these. However, when you put it into perspective, ~600 bucks for someone who knows what they are doing (and the peace of mind) seems like a good deal to me.

- Noel Y.
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They did a good job. They told me they flushed the water heater but I didn't find a single drop of water or noise confirming this. But I wasn't in the area at the time. I haven't had any problems with my furnace or water heater since the tune ups. They were very nice and cleaned well afterwards.
- SHELLEY H.
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Excellent. Came out late on Fri., finished on Sat. and left us hot water for the night. Crew did an excellent job and made sure I was happy with the work. Also cleaned up small decribs before they left.
- Blake & Karen S.
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They were very good. They explained everything. Ultimately,
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informed me that I need a gas water heater so he gave me an estimate. I'm getting a refund for this big deal as it only covers electric water heaters. I would use them in the future depending on price and value.
- Joan B.
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It was fantastic. Scheduling was easy and they came out within a day or two. The technician was great. He put down drape cloth, was polite, courteous, and answered any questions that I had thoroughly. I would call the company without Angie’s List help next time. It would not require a deal or savings to call them back.
- Art F.
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responded to our request for a qoute. He came over to look at the current unit and provide information/qoute. The team performed the replacement several days later. They worked hard and carefully.
- Margaret S.

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A Plus Construction LLC

252 E Main St
Jewett City

Accurate Oil Burner Service LLC

334 W Elm St
Deep River

alternative plumbing etc llc

147 bingham rd
Canterbury

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Bartol Heating and Cooling Inc

1 Bailey Cir
New London

Burnside Plumbing Heating And A/C LLC

14A Pendleton Hill Rd
North Stonington

Buttermore Plumbing

186 Maple Ave
Uncasville

Calkins Electric LLC

567 Vauxhall St Ext
Waterford

Cawley Plumbing

67 Wolf Neck Rd
Stonington

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Duncklee Inc

296 Taugwonk Rd
Stonington

Ed's Garage Inc

20 Westminster Rd
Canterbury

First Services LLC Plumbing

39 Talcott Ave
Jewett City

Green Valley Plumbing, LLC

PO Box 167
Lebanon

Guy's Oil Service Station Inc

87 W Main St
Niantic

Independent Mechanical

PO box 304
Uncasville

Integrity HVAC Systems LLC

21 Hillview Heights
Jewett City

LaBossiere Electric LLC

25 Taos Drive
Danielson

Lizardi's Fix4 You!

44 Pratt Street
Norwich

Matt The Handy Man

101 Summit Woods Dr
Norwich

Mazzella Plumbing LLC

247 Cossaduck Hill Rd
North Stonington

McCutcheon Building & Remodeling

32 Myrock Ave
Waterford

Monahan Plumbing

P. O. Box 1089
Waterford

N. P. Brulotte & Sons Plumbing & heating

40 Clubhouse RD.
Jewett City

NEW ENGLAND SMART ENERGY

34 Sherman Court
Fairfield

Rhodes Pump Service

2351 Boston Post Rd
Guilford

Roger Crampton LLC

236 Shore Rd
Old Lyme

Spicer Advanced Gas

183 East Haddam Rd
Salem

Tomaszek & Sons Plumbing

19 Lamphere Rd
Waterford

VIKING FUEL OIL CO

10 CROSSROADS PLZ
West Hartford

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Water Dr LLC

14 Greenfield Dr.
Ansonia

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