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"Poor, never got response on multiple calls and emails for a finished receipt. Receipt was supposed to be sent to me electronically, never came. Plus, I got multiple" phone calls and bills from AHS Home warranty about their $75 deductible, that was included in the check I wrote to AP Plumbing. Not sure if this is an AHS issue, or if it was AP Plumbing.

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"The gentleman who came arrived on time and was very polite and professional. He explained what's involved in a changeover of provider (it's not that
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that he quoted was much better than I'm paying now. When I do make a change, I'm very likely to go with this company.

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When should I replace my water heater?

Dear Angie: My water heater is past its expected lifetime. Should I automatically replace it or wait until it fails?

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Standard storage tank water heaters typically need to be replaced after about a decade, but they can last years longer with some homeowner maintenance. When the time comes to buy a new one, there are more options for consumers to consider.

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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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You know it is going to be a no-good-very-bad-rotten day when you go to take your morning shower and there is no hot water… it has happened before, and not that long ago, and you know what the problem is – the hot water heater.
That was the start of my day at 5:30 and going into the utility room I saw that the hot water heater was leaking a steady stream into the emergency drain
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I called
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and left a message and had a return call from the owner,
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, within 15 minutes. I explained the situation and
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was at the house later that morning. He arrived in a large van which contained all the supplies needed for the job – including several water heaters. This allowed him to work without once leaving to run and get supplies or part.
To jump to the end: we had a new tank-less water heater installed and working before
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left that same day! We’d rather be without power than without hot water so we were very pleased!
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did an amazing job and an incredible amount of work without assistance (other than me cleaning up some water and such) and without taking a break or leaving the house. Start to finish he worked to remove the old, busted water heater and
install the new tank-less one. This entailed running a new gas supply line (thankfully the incoming gas supply was right there at the utility room) and removing the old exhaust assembly.
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was able to put the new exhaust assembly into the old, existing hole through the wall – which saved time and saved me from having to worry about yet another hole in the wall.
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ran new piping and got the water running again the same day. This is our 3rd water heater, and our 1st (and hopefully last) tank-less.
We’d recommend calling
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when you need help with plumbing. He’ll certainly be the first one we call in the future.


- Lee C.
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The technician came out and inspected the site. He then hauled one of the water tanks down the stairs and opened the box, where he found some damage to the tank. He then said, "You don't want this one," and hauled it all the way back up the stairs and loaded back onto his truck. He left and returned about an hour later with two other tanks, and then proceeded to install them in serial. Very clean, prompt, and friendly. Would use them again for sure.
- Winston Y.
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was on time. From time i contacted to when he arrived 1 hour.
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is extremely knowledgeable of steam boilers - talked me through every aspect of the job. Price was reasonable. If you have a boiler problem they are the best!
- jennifer T.
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and his crew were fantastic. They were quick, responsive, and had competitive pricing. I had a new HVAC and water heater installed in 1 day. I was very impressed and will be recommending
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- Dosha S.
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, an experienced plumber with company gave me an estimate for a new hot water heater and in spite of the several challenges with the removal they stuck to the estimate, they arrived at the argreed upon time, he explained what he did and why and he gave me a $100 off because I am member of Angies List, I rate the exprience very highly
- Katherine M.
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I scheduled them to come out and they offered a 40-50
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water heater. Obviously I wanted a 50
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. We were supposed to reschedule, but he never called or emailed me, even in response to my own emails or calls. They had forgotten about me. Four months after that, I finally got a hold of them and they stated the code on the lockbox had changed. (It hadn't.) By that time, they wanted to raise the price to $899. The office staff is wonderful, but the technicians didn't follow through with the deal.
- Shane V.
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It went great, my husband was watching the whole time. The gentleman that did the work did not mind and did a fantastic job.
- John A.
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They worked with us and worked with our warranty company. The did a great job and were excellent to work with. They had to come out a few times to take measurements and make sure the parts were correct.
- Jon B.

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1st Rate (At Everything)

4520 Rainbow Ct
Indianapolis

A Perfect Climate Heating & Cooling

432 US 31 South
New Whiteland

Abel Plumbing LLC

445 E Gold Creek Road
Mooresville

Acme Plumbing Drain & Septic Svc

3702 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis

Air Adept Mechanical LLC

1620 E Stop 11 Rd
Indianapolis

AJ Construction

PO Box 618
Osceola

Al Hopkins Plumbing

18947 PRAIRE CROSSING DR. 4
Noblesville

AL'S Handyman Service

5441 Montavia LN

All Star Heating & Cooling Inc.

9135 Cornus Court
Camby

Allen Plumbing Co

3704 E Edgewood Ave
Indianapolis

Alternative Maintenance Solutions

14603 Shadow Lakes Drive East
Carmel

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Aqua Systems

7785 E US Hwy 36
Avon

Aqua Systems

905 N St Rd 135
Greenwood

AquaDry Midwest Inc

862 W 1080 N
Foutaintown

ARS - Rescue Rooter Indiana - 8404

25 Woodrow Ave
Indianapolis

AttaBoy Plumbing Co

8011 Bash St
Indianapolis

Austin Construction

4588 Old State Road 46
Nashville

Axsom-Franke Plumbing

955 2nd St
Columbus

B & A Home Remodeling LLC

5639 Woodside dr
Indianapolis

B & J Mechanical, Inc

5508 Elmwood Ave
Indianapolis

Bedell Plumbing Inc

431 W Carmel Dr
Carmel

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

5561 W 74th St
Indianapolis

Better Homes General Contracting

938 N. Fenton Ave.
Indianapolis

Bill Miller Heating & Cooling

252 E Monroe St
Franklin

Billman Interior Remodeling

6907 Stein Rd
Greenwood

Blood Hound Inc.

750 Patricks Place
Brownsburg

Brewer Heating & Cooling

9500 Shelbyville Rd
Indianapolis

Broyles Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc.

938 East County Road 300 South
New Castle

Budget Well Drilling, Pump & Plumbing Co.

3421 E. 9th. St.
Indianapolis

Burdine Perfection Services

205 E. Tilden Dr.
Brownsburg

C&S Construction

946 N Mitchner Ave
Indianapolis

C.A Lynch Associates llc

P.O Box 29148
Indianapolis

Carlin Electric

632 Colonial Way
Greenwood

Carlin Property Solutions LLC

7466 W 950 N
Fairland

Carlisle Plumbing Co

3752 W Washington St
Indianapolis

Carter's My Plumber

886 N St Rd 135
Greenwood

CD's Unique Builders

2314 N. Auburn St
Indianapolis

Central Indiana Chimney Repair LLC

10647 Maze Rd
Indianapolis

Certified Appliance Repair

132 West 5th St
Greensburg

Chapman Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

9230 Crawfordsville Road
Indianapolis

Chase Moore Construction

7602 Firewalker Lane
Indianapolis

Christian Home Renovators

11735 Grenadier Lane
Indianapolis

CMP Trades Inc

6695 S Nineveh Rd
Trafalgar

Compton Mechanical Services Inc

8812 Americana Blvd
Indianapolis

COOK'S QUALITY PLUMBING INC

PO BOX 315
Plainfield

Countryside Plumbing

28 N Crowell St
Franklin

Cox Comfort Control LLC

1920 S. Fairview Court
Yorktown

D&D Handyman Services

3401 N Wittfield St
Indianapolis

D&T Construction

P.O. Box 44
Shirley

Dan's Handi Work

12026 Broadway St
Indianapolis

Dave Carlile Heating & Cooling Inc.

5959 Hidden Lake Ln
Nineveh

DICK MARTIN PLUMBING

301 BETHEL AVE
Beech Grove

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

Do It Right Remodeling

1860 W. Wyoming St.
Indianapolis

Drainman The

2244 Profit Dr
Indianapolis

Eagle Home Repairs

3825 Denwood
Indianapolis

Earl Gray & Sons INC

749 Earlywood Dr
Franklin

Ed Gregg's Plumbing, Inc.

PO BOX 47085
Indianapolis

Efficient Systems

284 N Belmont Ave
Indianapolis

Eternity Construction

8015 Ridgegate E Dr
Indianapolis

Extreme Heating & Cooling II

430 Alpha Dr Suite 100
Westfield

Fentress Builders Inc

6006 E 38th St
Indianapolis

Ferrer Mechanical Services Inc

540 Ransdell Rd
Lebanon

Field Plumbing & Heating, Inc

57739 County Road 365

First Due Company

116 N. Grant St
Brownsburg

Fite Plumbing

PO Box 147
Monrovia

Frey Water Conditioning Inc

5121 W US Highway 52
New Palestine

Gant Heating&Cooling

106 N East St
Westport

GARNER'S HANDYMAN

2363 W 500 N
Greenfield

Gordon Plumbing Inc

8711 Castlepark Dr
Indianapolis

GreenForce USA LLC

773 Busch Ct

Hamilton Construction and Remodeling LLC

41 Pine Dr. Apt 8
Martinsville

Hancock Home Improvement

523 west 600 north
Alexandria

Handy Repair Guys, LLC

1389 W. 86th Street
Indianapolis

Heffner Plumbing

8050 Winterset Circle
Indianapolis

Henry Mechanical Co.

2301 Pennsylvania St.
Columbus

Home Depot

9855 N Michigan Rd
Carmel

Home Experts

7225 S. East St.
Indianapolis

Howald Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing

6542 E Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

Howard Wheeler & Son

2333 Reformers Ave
Indianapolis

Indiana Professional Contractors LLC

2031 Silver Ln Dr
Indianapolis

Indy Home Improvements

6319 Echo court
Indianapolis

Indy Jones Plumbing

633 Savannah Dr
Greenwood

INDY RENOVATION INC

7155 SOUTHEASTERN AVE
Indianapolis

Jason Schwedler Construction LLC

PO Box 20087
Indianapolis

JNA Mechanical

421 W Main St
Greenwood

Just Fix it

1375 W Royal Ln.
Martinsville

Justin Dorsey Plumbing

2378 State Road 236
Danville

Kellie Plumbing, Inc

555 Industrial Dr
Franklin

Kenworthy Plumbing

10291 S County Road 525 W
Reelsville

KJ's Handyman Service LLC

27895 Ott Rd
Arcadia

Klean Restoration, Inc

2176 N Meridian St
Indianapolis

L.W.C. Electrical & Communications

PO Box 1071
Martinsville

Larry Stokes Plumbing

1133 E Perry St
Indianapolis

LD Smith Plumbing Inc

6848 Hawthorn Park Dr
Indianapolis

LEGEND SERVICE CO LLC

PO Box 148
Nineveh

Lindel's Sewer and Drain LLC

2049 N. Morristown Rd.
Shelbyville

LMJ MECHANICAL & MORE

242 Riverwood Drive
Noblesville

LOHMEYER PLUMBING

3481 COMMERCE DR
Columbus

Love Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

4115 E 10TH St
Indianapolis

LOWE'S

975 BEACHWAY DR
Indianapolis

LOWE'S

630 W NORTHFIELD DR
Brownsburg

Lowe's Home Improvement

14598 Lowes Way
Carmel

Lowes of NE Indianapolis IN #0288

8002 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis

M Jones Plumbing, Inc.

2317 E Michigan St
Indianapolis

Marshall Mechanical

3604 S US Hwy 31
Franklin

MASTERS HEATING & COOLING INC

3512 Cavalier Dr
Fort Wayne

Matlock Plumbing Inc

12712 E Co 900 N
Seymour

MAXWELL & SONS PLUMBING

969 Ashton Place
Carmel

McNeely Owned Inc

1701 E 38th St
Indianapolis

MCVEY HEATING & COOLING

5605 MORRIS ST
Indianapolis

Mid-West Comfort Express Inc

710 E Main St
Brownsburg

Mishler Plumbing Services Inc

3830 N SR 267
Brownsburg

Mister Sparky

1551 S Franklin Rd
Indianapolis

Mr. Plumber by Metzler & Hallam

1077 3rd Ave SW
Carmel

Neuner Heating & Air

416 Byland Dr
Beech Grove

Newark Construction

415 S Washington St
Knightstown

NORTHERN COMFORT SYSTEMS

5240 N WINTHROP AVE
Indianapolis

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

1551 S Franklin Rd
Indianapolis

Parsley Plumbing Inc

1386 N. Olive Church Rd.
Paragon

Patton Homes Inc

6001 u.s 31
Whiteland

Perfection Concrete

2330 Cedar St
Anderson

Peterman Heating, Cooling, Plumbing

5240 Commerce Cir
Indianapolis

PETREE PLUMBING

PO BOX 347
Greenwood

Phil's Plumbing Services LLC

1127 Churchill Ct
Greenwood

Plumbing Heating Paramedics

8939 Technology Dr
Fishers

PMK Services Inc.

972 E Pleasant Run Pkwy N Dr
Indianapolis

PREFERRED MECHANICAL SERVICES

67 N 2nd Avenue
Beech Grove

PREMIER INC

p.o.box 55581
Indianapolis

Quality First Construction

535 1st Ave NE
Carmel

QUICK'S QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

5510 S Main St
Fountaintown

ResQ Plumbing

6845 S Madison Ave
Indianapolis

Richardson Heating & Cooling

P.O. Box 47041
Indianapolis

Rick's Roofing & Construction

1415 South 19th Street
New Castle

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

6809 Hillsdale Ct
Indianapolis

Schaefer Improvements

8016 Painted Pony Dr
Indianapolis

SEARS APPLIANCE & HARDWARE

5425 E THOMPSON RD
Indianapolis

Sebastian Construction

16514 Highway 10 N

Service Plus Heating Cooling Plumbing

11771 Technology Dr
Fishers

SKM Enterprises

11828 Ledgerock Ct
Fishers

Son Shine Home Services, LLC

3823 W Stones Crossing Rd
Greenwood

south central home services

2292 W Cr 750 S
Trafalgar

Spearing & Son Plumbing

4604 Callahan St
Indianapolis

Steve Harmon

90 Frostwood Ln
Greenwood

Summer's Plumbing Heating & Cooling

15580 Herriman Blvd
Noblesville

Sure Seal Restorations

223 W Dodds St.
Bloomington

The Plumbing Co Inc

7322 Hearthstone Way
Indianapolis

Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning

2468 N Butler Ave
Indianapolis

Trent Heat & Cool LLC

9200 W 600 S
Jamestown

Turner Appliance

4004 S Meridian St
Indianapolis

Turnkey Mechanical And Electrical Corp

6131 E 30th St
Indianapolis

Van Valer Heating Cooling & Plumbing

500 US 31 South
Greenwood

Walker Works

545 Eagleview Ct.
Zionsville

Waltman Construction Co., LLC

PO Box 1951
Nashville

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Watchtower Property

9322 shady bend lane
Indianapolis

Williams Comfort Air

1077 3rd Ave SW
Carmel

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