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"My experience with this company was beyond exceptional. From the time I first contacted them about my problem to completion of the job. They were courteous and" informative. Listening to me and explaining everything in a way I could understand. I bought the package deal, knowing they would then come to my house and evaluate everything which might increase the price.
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came to my house right on time and I was very pleasantly surprised that there was absolutely no pressure for any upgrades. They were patient and explained everything in a way I could understand. I did select a few options but declined some more expensive things. They wrote out the estimate in detail (unlike another company who wrote a lump sum estimate that was almost three times what I ended up paying
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-KARAN D.

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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 Fort Wayne

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- Jerome R C.
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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.
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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.
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even had time to tighten up a sink drain while
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was connecting lines. They were personable and friendly throughout the work. No extra charges and fees. It was just the job and the permit at cost,
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- Brian O.
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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.

All Water Heater Installers in Fort Wayne, IN

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1st Call Heating and Cooling Inc

8016 Bears Pass
Churubusco

Affordable Sewer Service LLC

1719 N Harrison st
Fort Wayne

All-Pro Plumbing Inc

PO Box 262
Kokomo

Amco Inc.

4808 Tirol Pass
Fort Wayne

AMERICAN CITY PLUMBING INC

14519 PLANK ST
Fort Wayne

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

BENCHMARK PAINTING & CARPENTRY INC

432 West Boynton Beach Blvd

Besco Air Inc

5406 N Elston Ave

Burns Plumbing

10838 Gorden Setter Dr
Osceola

Certified Plumbing Company

6435 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne

Changes Unlimited

1005 herman street
Fort Wayne

Chestnut Services, Inc

1927 Eminence Brake Pass
Fort Wayne

Colliers Heating & Air Conditioning

2499 E Winona Ave
Warsaw

Coy Plumbing Inc.

3432 Taylor Street
Fort Wayne

Coy Plumbing Inc.

3432 Taylor Street
Fort Wayne

Current Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning

2120 E Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne

D & R Electrical Services

2783 N Airport Rd

D.S. Feller Heating & Air

85 W Levi Lee Rd
Warsaw

Dantzer Heating & Cooling Inc

1241 N Wells St
Fort Wayne

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

Directflow Services, LLC

3924 Walden Run
Fort Wayne

Doc Dancer Heating, A/C & Generators

2309 S Anthony Blvd
Fort Wayne

DuHadway Corp

2214 Wayne Trace
Fort Wayne

EVENFLOW PLUMBING INC

2324 Blue Harbor Dr
Fort Wayne

Freedom Heating & Plumbing Inc

500 S Grandstaff Dr
Auburn

Freedom Mechanical

1017 S. Leeds St.
Kokomo

Gibson's Heating and Plumbing Inc

160 W Van Vleek St
Waterloo

Home Comfort Experts

136 W. Walker Way
Columbia City

Home Works Professional Handyman Services

4825 Lafayette St
Fort Wayne

Honorable Home Repairs

9018 Village Dr.
Fort Wayne

HPS Mechanical, Inc.

3100 E Belle Ter

Indiana Plumbing Service Inc

2520 Otsego Dr
Fort Wayne

J & T Mechanical

2525 Meadows Pkwy
Fort Wayne

J O MORY INC

8107 LIMA RD
Fort Wayne

John Harker Plumbing & Repair Service LLC

9006 Village Grove Dr
Fort Wayne

JPD Home Maintenance

2108 Lima Ln
Fort Wayne

K&B Plumbing

2324 Broken Oak Rd
Fort Wayne

Keck Services Home Maintenance

Po box 0341
Huntertown

Knueve & Sons Inc

102 E Water St

Korte Does It All

10920 Stellhorn Rd
New Haven

Legacy Heating & Air Conditioning

6502 Bluffton Rd
Fort Wayne

Louie's Plumbing Inc

8723 Sandpiper Ct
Fort Wayne

LOWES

1929 N COLLESIUM
Fort Wayne

MASTERS HEATING & COOLING INC

3512 Cavalier Dr
Fort Wayne

Midwest Air Solutions

15630 Joliet Road
Westfield

MJM Mechanical

921 E Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne

Mr Plumber Inc

7918 Union Chapel Rd
Fort Wayne

North Side Plumbing & Heating Co Inc

2234 N Clinton St
Fort Wayne

Phoenix Mechanical

101 S Randolph St
Garrett

Plumbing Heating Paramedics

8939 Technology Dr
Fishers

Plumbing Services Inc

6008 Smith Rd
Fort Wayne

Precise Home Builders

6924 Canby Ave

PREFERRED MAINTENANCE

1920 WESTWOOD DR
Angola

Randy Rolf Heating & Cooling

14017 Raynham Rd
Fort Wayne

REDMAN PLUMBING & HEATING INC

309 W VAN BUREN ST
Columbia City

RENT A SPOUSE HANDYMAN SERVICES

12126 YODER RD
Roanoke

RFD Construction

PO Box 8592
Fort Wayne

ROBERT SHEETS PLUMBING

9400 Ardmore Avenue
Fort Wayne

Rolf Griffin Service Experts

1702 Fairfield Ave
Fort Wayne

Rosswurm HVAC Svc

8330 Bull Rapids Rd
Woodburn

Roto Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

4035 Transportation Dr
Fort Wayne

Royal Flush Plumbing, Inc of Winder

995 Patrick Industrial Court

Serenity Kitchen & Bath Inc

1912 Omee Ct
Fort Wayne

Service Plus Heating Cooling Plumbing

11771 Technology Dr
Fishers

Sheets A/C Heating And Plumbing Inc

1200 Leesburg Rd
Fort Wayne

Simmon's Plumbing

1915 Versailles Village Place
Ft Wayne

Sizemore's Handyman Service

1808 CR16
Waterloo

T&T Plumbing & Heating

11875 E 450 S
Laotto

Taylor Plumbing & Sewer Service

8506 Bass Rd
Fort Wayne

The Extreme Artisan

1116 W Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne

Thomas Electric LLC

PO Box 6524
Fort Wayne

Titan Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

1904 Coronet Dr.
Fort Wayne

W C Borchelt & Sons Inc

6332 Maplecrest Rd
Fort Wayne

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wheeler Mechanical Services LLC

309 Diamond Ave
Columbia City

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