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"It went OK as far as the water heater is working but the work done was not entirely completed, I had to hire an handyman to complete the service as plenty of holes" were left despite the high price tag. In comparison, I did another water heater with another company and paid only $1,000 for a better job.

-Laurent R.

"Whole house inspection identified some areas for future plumbing work. Water heater was flushed but the anode rod would not remove and there was unexpected damage" to the existing unit.
replaced the water heater at a very fair price.
was very professional and made sure that the customer was well taken care of and satisfied with the results. The work was timely and we were very happy with
, and will use their services again in the future.

-Ron and Nancy G.

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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Angie Hicks responds to a homeowner who says her water heater is past its expected lifetime.

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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 Stayton


I was anxious about the leaky water heater and relayed that I needed them out as soon as possible, which they were out the next morning. Repair man checked everything and gave me a price, which was $400 over the Angie's list price. When I asked him, he got very upset that the office hadn't informed him this was an Angie's list job. He got on the phone and voiced his disapproval for about 15 minutes.
All in all, it took about 2 hours. He cleaned everything up. I paid the bill. He gave me a prechecked evaluation form to sign. Told me the city would send an inspector in 4-6 weeks. Still haven't heard from the city. (Today is October 5) and he left.
Water heater works great.
- Melody M.

I had just had a new water heater installed and it quit working within 12 hours. I was referred to
Stayton Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
for the warranty work. It turned out that the hot surface igniter had died. They were very courteous and helpful in diagnosing the problem and getting the parts ordered. The parts arrived overnight and the water heater was repaired that day.
- Neil V.

Provider measured water pressure at certain points, checked
water flow into the house, reviewed piping system. Also suggested and estimated
price for improving the flow. As I learned it was not the best solution and price.


Our hot water heater started leaking Saturday afternoon. They gave me a quote on the phone, and then came out Sunday and replaced the heater with a new one, and a new
Stayton Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
, and new lines in. Normally they don't come out on a Sunday but they were really nice and made an exception for us. The installer
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was on time and very professional.
- Beth S.

I believe that this company took advantage of my mother. The representative from this company told her that if she left it the way it was, it could potentially cause more damage down the road. Rather than giving her any options for repairs or different levels of quality machines, they pushed her into purchasing the most expensive top of the line water heater that they offer. She's 87 years old and she was extremely nervous and felt pressured during the sales process. I called the company to speak with one of their representatives,
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, who seemed to feel that the servicemen did what was necessary to bring everything up to code. She lives in a historical home neighborhood and the normal code updates don't apply when it comes to changing out a product, only when you're doing renovations etc. I'm not upset with the quality of work, I'm upset that the price was so high for something that wouldn't have needed to be done with the most expensive product.
- Robbie H.

After claim was filed Water Heater Only contacted me with a 30 minute time frame for tech to show up,
Stayton Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
arrived and was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Had job completed in 3 hours. Never used company before but will hightly recommend to others.

Water heater went out, called home warranty insurance and
Stayton Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
agreed to come out at 3 pm and make the change.
Stayton Water Heater Installers Provider Name Locked
was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Finished in 3 hours.

The relationship got off to a very rocky start. The day they were supposed to arrive for the installation of the original hot water heater I called four times to determine when they would arrive as well as get more information on the tank. The first three times I was told to be patient and that the person would arrive within my time window which was in itself far too wide (4 hours). 15 minutes before they were to arrive I called again to find out that there was no one coming as the person assigned to the job was not scheduled to work that day! When I was rightfully upset, the original person I talked to had nothing to offer but a grudging apology. And, when I asked to speak to a manager, apparently there was only one manager and she was "in a meeting" and could not take the call.
At this point I was prepared to call the whole thing off. The reason I went with Angie's List was to minimize the prospect of being ripped off or finding myself with bad service and here I had just spent half a day waiting for someone that the company told me repeatedly was going to show up only to tell me at the END of this FOUR HOUR WINDOW that that person was not even at work AT ALL the whole day. They had three opportunities to let me know that this appointment needed to be rescheduled and they blew it.
But then, the manager actually did call me in the middle of my first review and I decided to give them a second
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. The technician did come the second time. He was able to help problem solve a very difficult installation (sitting in a small closet that required surgery to get it out and change of regulations in the 20 years since the last one was installed). The unit that I ended up purchasing was superior to the one I originally purchased and it was installed in a timely manner and it is performing well.
A final note, it has taken two months and I have not received the paperwork for a warranty or the paperwork for the permit. I called two weeks ago and someone from Fast called last week to tell me the paperwork is in the mail. The inspector from the city is coming on Tuesday for the final inspection. I don't know if he needs this paperwork or if he has a copy that has been filed with the city. We shall see this Tuesday.
- Allison F.

Water Heater Installers in Stayton, OR

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A1 Plumbing, Inc

1940 McGilchrist St SE

Abacus Energy Solutions LLC

12120 SW Faircrest St

Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning

5957 Mount Angel Hwy NE


16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Blakely Plumbing Inc

PO Box 7954

Boger Plumbing

711 Jeffery Ct

Bridgewood Builder Inc

5352 Tamara Ct. S

Budget Rooter Plumbing Service

2050 Vista Ave SE

C J Hansen Co Inc

3552 Silverton Road NE

Cherry City Heating

1695 13th St SE

Cherry City Plumbing Inc

400 Glen Creek Rd NW

Clean Energy Comfort, Inc.

3816 River Rd. N

DaSu Distributors

150 McGee Drive

Day Heating Co

225 Division St NE



Focus Heating & Construction Inc

1740 Shaff Rd # 316


325 Orchard Dr

Friesen Plumbing Inc

3011 S Main Rd

Frontier Construction

3535 Fairview Industrial Dr SE

Go Plumbing and Heating llc

16424 Old Mehama Rd

Heavenly Heat LLC

PO Box 647

HVAC Today Inc.

5880 Joseph St SE

II- S Mechanical

PO Box 639

Jet Heating

1935 Silverton Rd NE

Judson's Inc

939 NW Circle Blvd

Lamont Bros.

2050 S Beavercreek Rd 101 305
Oregon City

Middleton Heating & Sheet Metal Inc.

610 SW Washington Avenue

Morrison Plumbing Inc.

9750 Rickreall Rd

Pace Heating & Air

30255 HWY 34

Pacific Air Comfort

PO Box 790

Paul Cottle Construction LLC

4420 NE 54th Ave

RickSutterBuilders Inc

542 Wayne Dr N

Rod's Plumbing

580 Rees Hill Rd SE

Sandberg Construction

39348 Lombardy Dr



Spaniol's Inc Plumbing

240 E Ida St

Summit Mechanical Service LLC

862 Kazunas Ct Se

TG Nichols Plumbing

615 Main St

The Heat Pump Store

11933 NE Sumner St



Up A Creek Plumbing L.L.C.

6835 Jakewood Court NE


19707 GRANT RD

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

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