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"The installation part went great and smooth. No complaints. I also ask for the permit. The technician, Salt, has done everything he can with what he knows at the" time. However, after the inspection, additional works need to be done to get it up to code so it failed. I called to let them know and tried to schedule someone to fix the issues since 9/1/2015. They told me I will get a call back within 5 days. I called again on 9/8, 9/10 (x2) and 9/11. I left a message with
who is responsible for all the failed inspection. During those calls, they gave me
's direct number. Yes, I tried that number but it turn out to be a marketing company for some cruise or some traveling agency company. The number is 866-673-7117. I do not understand why they are doing this to me. it is humiliating. I am running out of patience. It is very frustrating. Every time I called, I am told
will call me back. You can do your math how many days it has been now, I still haven't got a call back. so BE AWARE of doing things right at the first time, because to get them come out to fix is IMPOSSIBLE. This tells us something. Either they treat the follow-up clients horribly or they are too busy with the failed inspections. You figure!

-Audsanee S.

"We have had the privilege of working with
for almost five years. He has always gone above and beyond to help us, even during his extremely" busy times. We have an older unit, and
always got it working as good as possible. Last year we had a freon leak, and
was able to replace a component so that it worked even better than it had prior to the leak. This year, his service call included checking all of the components and cleaning it so it worked properly. He is friendly, kind and fair. We are grateful to have found
. He is fair, kind and honest. We highly recommend

-tony V.

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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 Washington DC


I had a clogged kitchen sink, both sides. I called
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based upon good Angie's List reviews. The repairman came. He opened one side of the sink but claimed that the garbage disposal was clogged on the other side. I called my handyman. He removed the disposal and found that it was clear and the drain was clogged. All the repairman needed to do was run water in the sink with the disposal drain detached and he would have seen that the disposal was not the problem.
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returned and finished the job. Then about 3 weeks latter the disposal began leaking, ruining the ceiling in the basement. We called our handyman again. He claimed that the disposal had not been reinstalled correctly. If it had been, this would never had happened. Then, when reinstalling the disposal he found a drain washer missing. He knew that it was there the last time he reinstalled the disposal. The repairman must have lost it. Now he is off tot he hardware store. I'll never use
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- Thomas F.

I have an account with
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of Uniontown Pa. The expertise in the associates is very limited. I intend to use the nearby Home Depot more. I provide my repair people with access to my account. I one particular person happens to be off, no body else can input the names I live thirty miles away. I called to confirm they had a certain item in stock. After six people and twenty minutes the hung up. Home Depot provided a lower estimate on some kitchen cabinets. I ask for a price adjustment to stay with
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. Four hours later I still didn't have the cabinets. I will have a Home Depot account in the near future.
- Jim J.

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was prompt, courteous, and efficient.. And, a nice guy! Replaced our heater within 24 hours of initial contact. Thank you
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! I'll be referring you to friends.
- Evie K.

9/8/2015, I called
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since it rated very high on Angie's list.
We need a tank water heater with at least 65K BTU to provide both the hot water and the primary heating for the house.
They recommend 10 year warranty Rheem 75G with 75K BTU water heater with estimation of $1,589, which is the best among all other bids....More /> We decided to go with this company and say no to two other companies. One of them give me estimation of $2,379 for the 75G model, and another company told me the price is at least $1700 and they have to scheduled an onsite estimation for final bid.
Maybe the
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heaters company did mention there will be an additional quote once contractor arrived onsite, but I didn't remember that.
9/10/2015, the contractor named
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Best came in late about an hour.
Then, he redo measurement and estimation on the installation job for another 30 minutes.
After that, he told me the new quote, and here is the additional cost:
New expansion tank: $179
New vent: $44
New copper water pipe: $192
New gas pipe: $43
Purge hydro heating system: $159
Permit: $76
That's $693 additional on top of the $1,589 quote. I cannot accept it.
I cannot comment on the job quality, since I didn't allow them to touch my system.
Also I have to work on getting the $100 spend on the coupon.
- xin Z.

I called
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in the morning, completely panicking that our hot
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had broken and was in the process of flooding our basement. Over the phone,
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told me where to turn off the water valve and told me he would be out within a couple of hours to install a new unit.
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was running a bit behind schedule and called to tell me his new ETA. I was really happy that he kept the lines of communication open.
The price quoted for the job was $1495 but the gas line had been installed incorrectly by the builder so that had to be fixed. He also suggested adding a
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underneath the new heater. The job ended up costing $500 over what we were quoted but, obviously, if something needs to be fixed, I want it done right. I did not feel that he was trying to "sell" me additional items. I think he just wanted to do the job properly. My husband watched them completing the job and everything
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said made sense to us.
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recommended that we purchase a couple of things (like a water censor) and a couple other things to prevent this from happening in the future. I would definitely use
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and highly recommend this company.
- Rachel S.

Outstanding under the circumstances. It a 48 yr old house and old pipes and of course the new water heater different size per regulations. In any case he altered the pipes and made the adaptations for new one to fit and connect correctly. He also let me clean after the old one came out. Very happy w Mr
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and his service and the job he did. It wasn't an easy install.
- Susan C.

It went well. I was renting the home out at the time but the tenants were happy. They also told me about a rebate I could get from the utility company. They are courteous and tidy and reliable.
- Laraine and Laurence D.

He did a good bit of work at my place and I was pleased. I even referred his services to my girlfriend to work on her plumbing. He was on time and did the job as agreed. He even cleaned up after himself.

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1402 North Capitol Street NW

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2010 Corporate Ridge

4FastPlumber LLC

13841 Pine Ln

A H Jordan Plumbing & Mechanic LLC

1818 New York Ave NE Ste 113

A-Pro Renovation

1629 K St. NW

Accel Heating And Cooling LLC

16021 Industrial Dr Ste 7

Acute building construction, llc

2017 Vermont Ave NW

Air Benders

23571 Pebble Run Pl

Air Express Appliances

7646 Fullerton Rd

Air Novations LLC

14420 Dowden Downs Dr

All Renovations Inc

6920B Braddock Rd


18004 Meadowsweet Ct.

American Decorating Center

40 Pidgeon Hill Dr


34 Shining Willow Way

American Masters Plumbing Co LLC

1624 28th St SE

Anders Plumbing

8209 Chestnut Grove Rd

Anderson Construction

12004 Mastbrook Lane

Ant Builders - Shy Nair


Appliance Mecca

7407 Colchester dr


16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Arco Painting & Remodeling LLC

14405 Innsbruck Court

Argent Heating And Cooling LLC

501 Church Street NE

Aspen Hill Plumbing LLC

2238 Distribution Cir

Bankster International

911 6th ST NE Unit#1


14844 Cranoke St



BMW of Alexandria

499 S Pickett St

Brookland Plumbing

1611 Monroe St NE

BST Plumbing & Heating

8802 Lew Wallace Rd


14621 Peach Orchard Rd


12929 Centre Park Circle Unit 115

Comfort Solutions

7518 Fullerton Road

Comfortable Air Services LLC

3055 PS Business Center Drive

Community Plumbing & Heating

2575 Irving St NE

Complete Plumbing Services LLC

433 Stratford Avenue

Creative Design Contractors, LLC

902 K Street NE


8421 Hilltop Rd

Crown Plumber

19358 Wrenbury Lane

Denny & Gardner

506 Shaw Rd

District Plumbers

2300 4th Street Northeast

Doe's Plumbing

12424 Ronald Beall Rd

Downtown Beer and Wine

5751 Fishers Ln

Eire Plumbing

5606 Randolph Road

Elite Development

4401 Connecticut Ave NW

EY Construction Inc

7723 Heritage Dr

Fire & Ice HVAC, Inc.

2801 PS Business Center Drive






5714 16th St NW

Freeway Construction

1402 North Capitol Street NW

Friedman Plumbing Express

1319 Powhatan Street

Gary P Frank Inc

8918 Ridge Pl

General Remodeling Group

11722 Newbridge Crt, Reston, Virginia 20191

Hannegan Construction LLC

1718 M Street NW

Harvey W Hottel Inc

18900 Woodfield Rd

Haynes Plumbing

10509 Lanham Severn Rd.

Haynes Plumbing LLC

2824 F Dorr Ave

HD Johnson Inc

5500 Macarthur Blvd NW


8799 D'arcy Road

High's Chimney Service

8045 Snouffer School Road

Home Air Services Inc.

12288 Wilkins Ave

Home Breakthrough LLC

606 Swallowtail Dr





Home Depot - Silver Spring

2300 Broadbirch Dr

Home Energy Medics

817 22nd St S

Honest Abe Plumbing Heating & Cooling

7095 Milford Industrial Rd

House Doctors

3308 Mt Vernon Ave



Hugee Corp Inc

1818 New York Ave Ne



Indoor Air Quality Medics

3039 P.S. Business Center Dr


15751 Crabbs Branch Way

James A Wheat & Sons Inc

7834 Beechcraft Ave

Jav Remodeling

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd

JBI Services LLC

7836 Airpark Rd

JCabido Remodeling

11502 Nevis Dr

Jeeves Handyman Services

21515 Waters Discovery Terrace


5242 Port Royal Road Suite 1401

John C Flood of Virginia

6430 General Green Way

John G Webster

10738 Tucker St

Joseph C Bauer Inc

8035 A Penn Randall Pl


1053 31st Street NW

Mac's Pro Service

7210 E Enwood St



Magna Construction

2405 Benning Rd NE

Mann-In Inc A/C & Heating

14700 Flint Lee Rd


8245-A Backlick Rd

Martillo Contractors,LLC

1700 Elton Road Silver Spring


7610 Rickenbacker Dr




1916 R ST NW

McCarthy Services

8198 Terminal Rd

MJ Plumbing

104 Flaim Ln

Monticello Pump Service Inc

8518 Virginia Meadows Dr

Moran's Refrigeration Service, Inc.

5649 General Washington Dr.

MP Home Repair

2912 Kings Chapel Rd

Mr Basement

832 Oregon Ave

Murphy Family Electric

500 N. Washington St.

My Hunny Do

PO Box 6091

Nice Home Services

7608 Fullerton Rd

Nicholson Plumbing

Metropolitan Ave


14810 Build America Dr

Parrish Services Inc

7865 Coppermine Dr

Payless Plumbing & Heating

11724 King Tree St

Petro Home Services

8900 Citation Rd

Pinkney Services

143 Kennedy St. SW
Washington D.C.

Pipe Kings

14418 Round Lick Lane


9821 Godwin Dr

Plumbline Plumbers Inc

1629 A St NE

Plumbtastic Plumbing

14006 Arctic Ave.

Prettier Homes Remodeling LLC

11802 Kimberly Woods Ln

Pro Home Services

7301 Mill Run Dr

Professional Home Solutions LLC

5509 4th St NE

R & B Inc

1710 Mt Vernon Ave



Rumialdy Development, LLC

1815 Monroe St.N.E.


152 56th pl se

Safari Investment

301 G Street NE #14


800 3RD ST SW

Sam and Sons Services

5649C General Washington Dr

Sanchez and son construction LLC

3920 14th st nw

Santimos handyman services

3216 Patterson st nw

Savant Contractors INC

1624 A Street NE

Scardina Home Services

8082 Veterans Highway

Scott Ison Plumbing LLC

12822 Greenhall Dr


701 Russell Ave

Select Kitchen & Bath

5217 Lonsdale Dr

Shary's Plumbing, LLC.


Smith Plumbing LLC

7216 Wilburdale Dr

Taylor McDuffie Development & Contracting LLC

1920 Martin Luther King Ave

The Elite Service Plumber

19139 Partridgewood Dr

The Gorham Development Group

902 K Street NE

The McGill Group, LLC

1776 I St NW

The Plumbing Dr Inc

1063-B W Broad St

Thomas E Clark Inc

2412 Linden Ln

Thomas Martins

15045 Clementine Way

Thomas Plumbing Co

2025 Fairland Rd

TLC Services LLC

6649 Garland Dr

US Appliances Repair

3 lakecrest cir

Victor Faustino

5 Delta Ct



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