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"When I started looking for gas water heater professional to furnish and install, I found
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was outstanding. He was all business and extremely knowledgeable. He showed up on schedule with all material required, removed the old gas water heater and installed new water heater. Further, at my request, he even provided pricing for extra work, ran drain line from water heater to garage sink and even repaired leak in copper water line in my crawl space. All work described was completed in a little over two (2) hours. My neighbors have
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-Don A.

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was extremely prompt and finished the job in record time. Professional and friendly, and did good work.

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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 Christiansburg

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I got a call within an hour or so of buying the deal. We scheduled an appointment and he was actually early for the appointment! He was very thoughtful and professional. He made sure to keep everything clean and he did a lot of work and spent a lot of time cleaning everything thoroughly. He tested for carbon monoxide when everything was put back. I was flabbergasted at all of the detailed work he did!
- Leslie S.
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They have been out for us a few different times. Everything was good with them. The first time they came out to repair the shut offs for my washer and dryer. I also then had them put in a bigger water heater. I have used them also for power jetting out my drain system. They have done a good job and I would use them again.
- Michael N.
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We called
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on a hot water heater issue late one evening and described the problem. He said he could come out the next morning, but said "B, you are handy. here is the likely problem and by doing XXX you could fix it" He was right of course and it took me about 15 minutes (and no cost) to do the repair. Another time one of our tenants called to say there was no hot water. He sent someone out a couple of hours after contact and replaced the malfunctioning part and sent me a bill that was way below what one of the big guys would have charged. GAs leak at one of our condos, immediate response and repair. The major. complete change remodel to our master bath (moving walls, tub and shower, Neorest toilet (built in bidet with electric heaters and with remote control) was done while we were away; we had no worries because it was
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. The new several hundred pound (?400) jacuzzi tup (two person, two motors probably 8 or more plumbing connections) had to be brought up stairs and dropped into place with all pre-installed pipes perfectly lined up- for
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no problem.
- Robert E.
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Asked the technician if this service included checking the Anode Rod. He said yes but didn't check it. The deal said it included checking water pressure, emergency shut off valves, garbage disposal, washer/dryer, ice-maker, and dishwasher. He didn't check or mention any of these items and when I mentioned my dishwasher wasn't working he told me they don't fix appliances. I would recommend that this business adjust their "deal" information to cover what they really will do.
There were no problems with the scheduling and/or interactions with the provider other than they apparently had a shortage of technicians (due to illness) on the initial scheduled day and were supposed to contact me between 1 & 5 pm. They did not call to tell me no one was coming until after 5:00 PM so I stayed around waiting for 4 hours. Other than that everyone was professional and pleasant to deal with.
- LYNNE D.
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Thank you
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. They made an urgent situation quick, easy and painless. I like how their price is their real price. Easy to use website. No unnecessary necessary add ons or price
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when they got here. I liked how they did give me knowledgable options and suggestions. I will definitely be referring people to them.
- Charles H.
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did a great job. Diagnosing the issues with our old water heaters, advising us of our options and performing installation of the new units.
- Terri & David W.
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Very good. Workers and owner were here and did a great job. Cleaned up and worked around a water softener in a very tight space.
- Mark L.
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It broke down on a freezing cold April day.
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came right over and brought space heaters for my whole house. His price was amazing and he and his workers were so pleasant. They were here every morning when we agreed upon. They kept the area clean. They were so friendly to my kids and dog. Once there was a switch that turned everything off, he came right over to fix that even though it had nothing to do with his job.
- Jared H.

All Water Heater Installers in Christiansburg, VA

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A-CO Heating and Cooling LLC

6274 AL Philpott Hwy
Martinsville

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Aquarius Plumbing

PO Box 116
Christiansburg

Art's Plumbing Services

513 Wentworth Ave
Roanoke

Bear HVAC & Bldg Svcs

920 Pocahontas Ave
Roanoke

Beck Builders Inc

1133 Forest Lawn Dr
Salem

Botetourt Mechanical

4983 Glade Creek Rd
Roanoke

BT Home Improvements, LLC

P.O. Box 38
Shawsville

Classic Plumbing Solutions

923 Florida St
Salem

Clear Creek Water Works, LLC

PO Box 6122
Christiansburg

Community Housing Partners

448 Depot St NE
Christiansburg

Crockett Home Improvement Inc

1255 Radford St
Christiansburg

Dave's Cooling Heating & Plumbing Inc.

34 Lumber Yard Ln
Staunton

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Eades Plumbing & Tile Services

5436 Lakeland Dr.
Roanoke

Family Plumbing & Heating

3558 Angus Ln
Shawsville

Freeman Mechanical Inc

731 Glade St NE
Roanoke

Jackson Enterprises

125 Arrowhead Trail
Christiansburg

Kennard - Pace Co Inc

129 Kirk Ave SW
Roanoke

Lira Plumbing

1802 Avon Rd SW
Roanoke

Long Plumbing

492 Dans Rd
Boones Mill

M&R Residential

300 Union St
Salem

Main Street Solar

P.O. box 292
Fincastle

McGRADY-PERDUE HEATING and Cooling

690 N FRANKLIN ST
Christiansburg

McKinney Plumbing and Remodeling

4704 Renfro Blvd. NW
Roanoke

Murphy Family Electric

500 North Washington St
Alexandria

Noah Construction

521 Tennessee St
Salem

NRV Home Improvement

201 Roanoke street
Christiansburg

Ostrom Electrical & Plumbing

1530 Plantation Rd NE
Roanoke

plumbing services by pat inc

441 albermarle ave se.

Quality Landscaping and Maintenance

709 Shelbourne Avenue
Vinton

Ridgeway Plumbing

423 Fairfax St
Radford

Rocky Mount Supply Co

1796 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount

S. J. Conner & Sons, Inc.

1639 Seibel Drive NE
Roanoke

South River Contracting Of Roanoke

5130 Hildebrand Rd
Roanoke

Strongs Inc

200 Sunset Dr
Pearisburg

W C Butler Heating & Air

301 Walnut Ave
Vinton

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wes Cranwell

351 Marlington St
Blacksburg

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