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"Water heater replacement went fine. The installer charged me $45 to add a
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option ahead next time." There was some confusion about whether or not we needed a city inspection. The agent on the phone said that it is required. However, the installer said that it is optional, he didn't insist. The installer said city inspection would add two additional charges: additional work around the heater to make the installation pass the inspection PLUS city inspection fees. I don't remember how much he quoted.

-Guhan L.

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"The service was extraordinary. Was on time, efficient; work was exceptional. The work was better then what existed before. I would strongly recommend the service to any who required plumbing services.

-Rodney Y.

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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.

Water heaters

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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Water Heaters

Your family’s needs play a large role in whether a storage or tankless water heater is right for you.

A tankless water heater takes up less room and heats water on demand. It can last more than twice as long as a standard tank water heater. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Patti C. of Mobile, Alabama)
Water Heaters

There are good reasons why many folks choose to go tankless. Learn why saving money isn’t one of them.

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Water Heaters

You never know when you will need to shut off the gas.

More energy-efficient water heaters are coming this year. Learning the facts will help you to replace your water heater on your terms, rather than letting it become a last-minute problem. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Joseph K. of Boston)
Water Heaters

Changes coming this year will make water heaters more energy efficient, but may create some difficulties for homeowners.

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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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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

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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 Repair And Installation reviews in Wakefield

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My water heater sprung a leak overnight. I didn't realize it until I noticed water coming from the garage. It was 7:00 AM and I was headed to work. I contacted
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Plumbing not expecting to get an answer this early in the morning but hoping someone would call me back as soon as they opened. To my surprise I spoke to a woman who not only provided me with the service I needed to repair the water heater but also provided assurance that everything would be fine. A service technician was at my home within 2 hours and provided me with an estimate. When I decided to replace the water heater, another technician brought the heater and it was installed. The entire process from the time I found the leak until I had running water was under 5 hours. The job was neatly done and stress free. I have used
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Plumbing on several occasions. While the cost is a bit higher than others, the job is always done in a professional manner and as promised. I will call
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Plumbing for all of my plumbing needs.
- Deborah B.
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The work was explained thoroughly and politely. The work was completed properly. Thank you
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for great service!
- Andrea H.
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We had a gas leak on our brand new natural gas water heater thru the gas valve located on the thermostat. After calling NW Natural they came out and shut off the gas but couldn't fix the issue. They gave me a list of their "preferred" providers. As it was after 4pm the the "preferred" service provider charged me an after hours emergency fee of $139 + tax! Then told me he couldn't fix it without the part. I asked several times what they charged to fix this issue and each time received a different vague answer as to why they (I will not share the name of this dishonest company) couldn't provide me with an estimate of cost. He left and said he would call in the morning. That leaves my family of 5 without any hot water! I decided that the company was not worth dealing with if they couldn't/wouldn't state the cost up front.
I found
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and gave
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a call. He fit me in his busy schedule! Did NOT charge me an emergency fee! And fixed the issue right away. He was professional, showed up when he said he would be there. Even called 20 minutes before he arrived. Great customer service.He also told me exactly what the price would be! I will call him again if our water heater needs further repair. Highly recommended.
- Sarah P.
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We had an appointment scheduled to have our new water heater installed and the old one removed and disposed of. When they did not show at the scheduled time I called and talked to
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. She said they arrived but nobody answered.. I was there all day and my dog goes crazy if anyone even drives in the driveway. (Normally I wouldn't say this, but I just knew she was lying to me. Against my better judgement I told myself I was being silly and it was a
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mistake. Frankly, I'm desperate for hot water!)
I explained to her that I had been there all day. She cut me off saying things like this happen and they would come right over after they were finished on the job they were at. She also said she would call when they were on their way. Never came or called. My husband called them AGAIN and they rescheduled for the following morning (today) at 8am. Well, today at 8am nobody showed or called. We called and the plumber said he had to swap out his truck for another because it wasn't running well. He said he was in Tumwater but was on his way to Puyallup and would be there in about 20 minutes. Oh, he also said that traffic was really bad. Hmmm, that's really weird because all of the DOT webcams showed things were wide open when I checked right after the call. It is now 4pm and no call. Out of sheer frustration my husband has tried calling but nobody will pick up. How these low-lifes stay in business is beyond me. If they didn't want to do the job they simply could have refused it and not wasted our time. T
- Jill S.
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answered my call promptly, gave me a quote and scheduled my service (for the next day) in one phone call. The service technicians arrived when expected, removed the old hot water heater and installed the new hot water heater without incident. They performed the removal and installation with care and cleaned up. Everything went extremely smoothly and I was back to washing dishes in a couple of hours. I have already recommended this company to two of my friends.
- Kathy T.
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What bothers me about this vendor is that I had no line item detial about hte costs, I told them about the angie's list coupon but don't think it was taken out of the cost. And then I got wild stories about how much other services would cost in order to make the $285 charge seem fair. As most people on here do their research, i knew the part was $20 and the service should have been about $100. But as always with work being busy and my 2nd baby just born, I had no time to deal with this repair.
Scheduling was straightforward and she took my coupon info. Person was on time, but worked with my wife. I always get scared when that happens as I fear they will
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her. Which I think they did as there was no justification for the cost other than the repair person coming up with 3 digits magically in his head.
Long and short of this review, would I tell my wife or mom or any of my friends to use them? No.
- Andrew A.
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Installation went smoothly and the owner of the company was the individual performing the install.
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(the owner) took extra time to double check everything on the water heater at my request and made no fuss about this. He also educated me on proper water heater maintenance that I could perform myself to extend the life of the water heater. All debris and waste materials were removed from my property including the old water heater and since the install date, the water heater has been work very well.
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is a licensed master plumber who also has extensive experience in HVAC maintenance and install and I would certainly use his services for both plumbing and HVAC work. I also liked that he didn't try to up-sell extra things and services that didn't pertain to installing the water heater.
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was very honest about everything through the entire process.
- Mike V.
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Our water heater sprang a leak and
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was able to get out the same day (in the evening) to replace it.
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called to let us know when he was on his way and was very professional. The install was higher than the original price quoted as our previous water heater had been installed with a non-code vent (plastic, we're lucky the house didn't burn down) which
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spotted right away. He told us what the additional cost would be, which seemed fair considering the amount of extra work and materials required. Despite the additional time required to take care of the vent to the outside,
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just worked along diligently until the job was done. I would definitely call
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again for future plumbing needs.
- Robert & Jo B.

Water Heater Installers in Wakefield, RI

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A Good Plumber

405 Hope Furnace Rd
Hope

ACE PLUMBING & HEATING

1366 S Broadway
East Providence

Acorn Maintenance

1157 Main Avenue
Warwick

ADDESSI PLUMBING

903 Warwick Ave.
Warwick

Advanced Property Solutions, LLC

109 Pine Hill Ave
Johnston

All In One Service inc

735 main st
West Warwick

Almeida Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

22B Lark Industrial Pkwy
Smithfield

Alpha Mechanical

100 Mauran Ave
East Providence

AMERICAN HOME AC & HEATING

115 Farmington Ave.
Providence

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Barlow Heating

655 Arnold Rd
Coventry

Bay Plumbing Service Inc

PO Box 1086
North Kingstown

Boucher HVAC - R Inc

PO Box 5213
Wakefield

Brassard Construction, Inc.

70 Bucklin Street
Pawtucket

Buckley Heating & Cooling

1632 Kingstown Rd
Wakefield

C J Nemes Inc

37 Corey St
Woonsocket

C.W. Cummings Plumbing Co. Inc.

1010 Tiogue Ave
Coventry

Cool Pro

170 riverside ave
Cranston

David Sabatino

P.O Box 1292

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DiRocco Plumbing Services

110 Railroad Ave
Johnston

Dupuis Oil

401 Walcott St
Pawtucket

F G Lees & Son Plumbing & Heating

161 Admiral St
Providence

G&G Plumbing

44 Cross Park Ave.
North Kingstown

Gas Pro Inc

326 Cumberland Ave

gasman inc.

203 Easton Ave
Warwick

HOME INSPECTIONS BY DHR INC

146 GIBBS AVE
Newport

Iasimone Plumbing Heating & Drain Cleaning

27 Allen Ave
North Providence

J & K Supplemental Plumbing Inc

2843 S County Trail
East Greenwich

J JOYCE PLUMBING & HEATING

685 W SHORE RD
Warwick

Johnny's Oil +Heating Inc.

232 Pocasset Ave
Providence

LAG Home Improvement

481 Joslin Road
Harrisville

LAWRENCE AIR SYSTEMS INC

P.O. Box 449
Barrington

Manning Plumbing

11 Oniska St.
Warwick

Martel Plumbing & Heating

845 Smithfield Ave
Lincoln

Michael Freitas Plumbing & Heating

525 E Wallum Lake Rd
Pascoag

Mr Fix It

966 Narragansett Blvd
Providence

Multi-State Restoration Inc

1135 Charles St
Providence

NEWPORT PROPANE

50 UNDERWOOD LN
Middletown

Northeastern Remodeling

1 Edith St
Cumberland

OCEAN STATE PROPERTY SERVICES

542 RIVER AVE
Providence

PHD PLUMBING & HEATING INC

2113 GRAND ARMY HWY

Phillips Plumbing & Mechanical

313 Warwick Ave
Cranston

Phoenix Home Improvement

Providence County

Platinum Home Svc

315 E Main St

Plumbing & Heating Solutions LLC

2065 Division Rd
East Greenwich

Priority Plumbing & Heating

21 Greenwood Ave
Warwick

RB Construction

Pawtucket

REDDY PIPING CONCEPTS INC

PO Box 8099
Cranston

Regan Heating And Air Conditioning

235 Georgia Ave
Providence

Reinhold Heating & Plumbing

10 Cynthia Drive
Johnston

Renewable Plumbing Heating Solar & Air

550 Warren Avenue Building B.
East Providence

Rhino Rooter

11 Cushing Ave

Rhody Plumbing

400 Putnam Pike
Smithfield

Rinfret's Appliance Service

1015 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown

Rooterman of Rhode Island

2211 Hartford Av
Johnston

S B Carbone Plumbing & Heating

101 Comstock Pkwy
Cranston

SEARS

1235 W Main Rd
Middletown

STATEWIDE PLUMBING & HEATING CO INC

160 NORTH VIEW AVE
Cranston

STEDMAN & KAZOUNIS PLUMBING INC

P.O. Box 1750
Charlestown

Stephen A. Almeida Plumbing Co.

P.O. Box 1
Portsmouth

The Home Depot

371 Putnam Pike
Smithfield

Thibault Electric

106 Gardners Neck Rd

Thompson Brothers Plumbing

8 Bosworth St
Providence

Tom's Plumbing

PO Box 123
Manville

Top Notch Plumbing

21 Wildacre Dr
Cranston

United Sewer & Drain

431 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wickford Appliance & Lighting

207 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket

WILLIAM J RILEY PLUMBING & HTG

15 NEW ENGLAND WAY
Warwick

WOODS HEATING SERVICE

22 ALMEDIA AVE
East Providence

ZAWADZKI PLUMBING & HEATING

834 W SHORE RD
Warwick

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