I am 60 years young now and I have ether been doing plumbing work or working as a pipe fitter within the ship yards all my life, after of course, the 4 years spent within the US Navy sailing the seven seas throughout the Vietnam conflict. It’s an installation they can and do make a large profit margin on. Especially when you consider they also get a contractors discount for most of the supplies. Water heater and supplies value 500 bucks to 600 dollars not $200-300 and 500 buckst is for an inexpensive unit w/ 6 yr guarantee.
My home was in-built 2003 and the House Depot repairman said that I wanted to be code compliant as well as add a number of carbon monoxide alarms. A few of my power audit clients have opted for tankless heater after a few inches of water in the basement prompted their water heater to shut off.
All said and finished the installation takes 3 hours however all of the operating round and fuel kills ya. You may come to my house and work for me for affordable however Im not killing myself for affordable people such as you,however I know that the price of 1500 to $2000 is in the you dont wish to pay somebody for their time,tools and expertise then do it yourself.
Gasoline fired tank water heaters now include automatic fuel shut-off security feature in case of flooding. Fortunately we heard the water as it had simply begun to leak (eight AM), and shut off the inflow, and spent the next few hours soaking up the leaked water around the heater from the concrete slab.
It is a hard call when 2 plumbers arrive with a brand new heater and uncover its a $.59 fitting. As for hauling away the previous water heater, we simply put stuff like that at the high of our driveway. It took the plumber 2.5 hours to install it at a price of $65 per hour-so my total cost for the heater and labor with tax was about $550.00. He additionally hauled away the outdated heater.