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Replace 20 years old water heater with 75 gallons gas
Amount: $2,200.00
Posted by: H M V. in Tustin, CA.Posted: July 29th, 2015 05:07PM
Capacity: 74Brand: American Water Heater
Installer: Cole- Plumbing
The company came in to repipe my 6000 square feet home ( 5 bathrooms) for a cost of $25,000. While doing it, they indicated my water heater which was 20 + years old need to be replaced as it could go bad. So they said, since they were already on site at my place, they could do the job for $2200 instead of normal charge of $3500 to replace 75 gallon gas water heater.
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Replacement of water heater
Amount: $1,075.00
Posted by: LV in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: July 27th, 2015 10:07AM
Capacity: 40 gallonBrand: RUUD
Installer: Element Plumbing
1/2 day job complete with draining and removal of old WH (11yrs old and rusting out on bottom) and installation and clean-up of area where it sat and any other messy area included in the install and removal. Has a 6 yr warranty on parts and 2 yr on labor. Also gave me some info regarding other potential plumbing problems with water pressure I may be facing in future as well as sewage lines with tree roots too close for comfort.
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over charge
Amount: $2,117.00
Posted by: A Castro in Canyon Country, CA.Posted: July 10th, 2015 11:07AM
Capacity: 50 gallonBrand: bradford white
I was checking prices, for water heater. them I realized I paid too much , I should check prices before. it was done on a weekend day. but still
sound terrible high price.
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wholesale VS retail difference in quality
Amount: $750.00
Posted by: jph plumbing & heating in johnsonville, NY.Posted: April 24th, 2015 09:04PM
Capacity: allBrand: all
When purchasing from a retailer like lowes and home depot. You are purchasing a lower grade appliance. For example the guage thickness of the tank or heat exchanger. There is a tremendously big difference. If not believer weigh out a tank from a wholesaler, then weigh the same tank from a place like lowes or home depot. There is big difference. I install reheem water heaters quite a bit. And yes some of my costomers want resale quality. But don't bitch when it dies 1 to 2 years after the warranty runs out. Basicly you can compare outfits like home depot to a HVAC wholesale supplier and installer. Its like buying a GMC truck compared to a Chevy truck look the same but the parts are made heavier on the GMC. You get what you pay for.
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Hot Water Heater
Amount: $1,725.00
Posted by: Boston Ed in MA in Boston, MA.Posted: March 9th, 2015 10:03AM
Capacity: 40 GallonBrand: Bradford White
Installer: ARS Boston
My 40 gallon Bradford White was about 12 yrs old and was leaking some at the base. I decided to get it replaced last week, March 2015. I was quoted $2,100 to install, dispose, & 6 yr warranty. We negotiated down to $1,725. Still very high in my opinion but I went with them. I feel a bit disgusted after googling the BW tank and realizing it costs around $600. My mistake is in not getting at lease two other quotes.
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Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Garland Cole in Florence, SC.Posted: March 5th, 2015 07:03AM
Capacity: 40 GallonBrand: Whirlpool
Installer: Me, myself and I
Water Heater-$239.00
Installation kit-$15.99
Eye bolt-$.89
If you have any concept of tools, you can do this and feel confident when you are finished. The hardest part was getting the new water heater in the attic. Turn your power off and drain it. Depends on the contractor and the shabby job they have done putting the original water in will determine if you need an extra fittings or pipe. Take a picture with a phone before you begin so you will see how everything goes back together. The kit has everything you need to reassemble the water heater. Took me an 1 1/2 to uninstall and reinstall. But i had to have help getting the new one up so I had to wait a bit. When in doubt, GOOGLE!!
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Electric hot waater heater replaced 50 gls, for $185 what you gays thnik about it's chip or espensed
Amount: $285.00
Posted by: Johnny's services. Inc. in Alexandria, VA.Posted: January 27th, 2015 03:01PM
Capacity: 50Brand: whirpool
To replaced this low boy electric hot water heater we have to remove counters and two cabinets and our fee
is $185. what you gays, think it's fear or not.
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Hot water heater replacement
Amount: $850.00
Posted by: Andy McAndrews in Northville, MI.Posted: January 15th, 2015 10:01AM
Capacity: 40 gallonBrand: Rheem
Installer: Anything Maintenance, LLC
Had Anything Maintenance, LLC come out for a gutter service and found out they do everything. Called them when my heater went out on me. Company was out the next day with a new Rheem water heater. Company is a Rheem dealer and was able to provide me a 6 year warranty on parts. Which is a huge plus to know I had a licensed and insured company install my heater. Thanks to them I have peace in mind knowing my heater is warrantied.
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Neerings Plumbing and Heating
Amount: $1,900.00
Posted by: a user in Salt lake city, UT.Posted: November 24th, 2014 12:11PM
Capacity: 40 gallonBrand: GE
Neerings Plumbing RIP OFF $1900 dollars to install a 40 gallon water heater which probably only cost $300-$400 dollars at Lowes. Took them 2.5 hours and a half an hour to 45 min the guys waited for parts. Should not cost $700/hr to install a water heater
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Hot Water Heater Replaced
Amount: $1,927.00
Posted by: Nevin Lemanski in Peoria, AZ.Posted: November 19th, 2014 03:11PM
Capacity: 80galBrand: AO Smith
Installer: Christian Brothers
In todays world where money is so tight hoe can people be charged like I was. Its on thing for a company to make money on all things, but I looked up the cost for the exact same heater 700.00 let them add even 300.00 my final charge was 1927.00 over 900.00 to install? are you serious 2 men less than 1 hour. it seems that's the norm no wonder theres so many plumbers. what is the going rate Plumbers can charge? 2014not2912
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Replaced 50 gal propane power vent same day
Amount: $1,850.00
Posted by: a user in Springfield, VA.Posted: November 14th, 2014 04:11PM
Capacity: 50 galBrand: State select
Installer: Potomac gas
It seemed a bit pricey but was done same day. Turns out power vent + propane costs more. Only came w/ 6 yr warranty which seems standard now (2014)
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ACE Plumbing = Not feeling comfortable
Amount: $1,801.00
Posted by: Dynamite in Chula Vista, CA.Posted: November 2nd, 2014 07:11AM
Capacity: 50Brand: Rheem
Installer: Ace Plumbing
I called Ace The repairer to repair my plugged toilet. I was told by Ace Plumbing that a repairer would show up 8-10 am, and actually one did show up at about 3:00pm. He immediately wanted to do an inspection of my house and asked a lot of questions about previous repairs in my house, he inspected all of the toilets, the washer, and the hot water heater. That is when he told me that he would do the unplugging of the toilet for free, because there was no back up in the other parts of the house. He immediately told me that the hot water heater should be repaired, and showed me where it was leaking and the corrosion at the top of the water heater. I felt the pressure and I allowed him to install a water heater that was already on his truck. He first wrote out the estimates on a piece of yellow paper, I actually took a photo of it, because he did not want me to keep a copy. He completed the job I an hour or less. Which I knew it was more than I expected to pay, but I did it anyway.
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tankless propane water heater
Amount: $4,500.00
Posted by: syb in Hopkinton, MA.Posted: October 21st, 2014 04:10AM
Capacity: Brand: Navien
Installer: A & L Plumbing
7 year-old, 50 gal. propane hot water heater went last Thursday. No hot water until a new tankless hot water heater was installed (instead of a 6 year warranty, there is a 15 year warranty). It's supposed to be very efficient. Let's hope so at this price!!!
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Electric Water Heater Replacement
Amount: $610.00
Posted by: karoinnc in Winston Salem, NC.Posted: October 20th, 2014 03:10PM
Capacity: 40 GallonBrand: Whirlpool
Installer: Local Plumber
The water heater cost approx. $250. and the rest was for delivery, labor (licensed plumber and helper), installation, draining old heater, parts, removal/disposal of old heater, and one-year warranty on the work done. They also came out on short notice - both within 2 days of my call and on a Saturday. Lowe's Home Improvement had told me that I would have to pay for a permit and an expansion tank, but this plumber didn't get a permit and didn't install an expansion tank. Apparently either he or Lowe's is misinformed (?). Installation took just one hour. The plumber is the nephew of one of my sister's friends. He has done work for me in the past (moved my washer/dryer from my basement to my upstairs) and I was pleased with that work done by him.
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