Hot water tank

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  1. Bean

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    Wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a company who I can purchase a new hot water tank through and have the install done with as well? I've called a few companies and a few plumbers and the going rate seems to be 40 gallon for 850$-950% installed without tax and 60 gallon for 1100$ installed without tax.
     
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    pretty much the same quotes I got when I did mine.

    I ended up buying a 40 gal for $450 from a plumbing supply place and putting it in myself. It took me 2 ish hours start to finish. I have a floor drain in that room so emptying it was pretty easy
     
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  3. Bean

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    I am debating that. I have a floor drain as well in the room it's in. Just trying to see if I can get around doing it myself for a reasonable cost. But the prices seem pretty standard.
     
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    Feel free to PM me. I can make some recommendations for you and answer any questions you might have.

    For reference, i am a plumber
     
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  5. Cheddar

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    It's not very hard to do. Even without a floor drain a garden hose run outside will get most of it out. The only "hard" part is crimping the lines and while it's not difficult to do, it's not something you want to do incorrectly. The only thing I can add, is if you are on a well, consider a marathon water heater. It has a drain at the very bottom so any sediment that settles can be easily drained out. Your be surprised as to how much solid material is at the bottom of an old water heater.
     
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    Had mine done a few years ago, was $1000 all in. was 40 gallon I think

    I wish I had of done it myself after watching them do it, not hard at all
     
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    people rent them here and it makes no sense, and when you buy a new build you get suckered in to a rental agreement for like 10 years at 60 a month its the worst.. that being said i bought it out.. 50 gal natural gas it was... are you ready 3200 plus tax... i would take 1100 all day haha
     
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    I've seen renting them for $10 a month so assuming you get 10 years out of one on average it's not way more expensive than buying outright....but $60 a month is insanity
     
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    I wish I had ng, I probably would have went tankless.
     
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    I wanted to however it was in the house when we bought, builder signed a deal with a supplier
     
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  11. David Puddy

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    i wanted to go tankless but heard mixed reviews on folks that have it, and installers who put them in. they can use a lot of fuel
     
  12. RoryTate

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    I bought a 60gal on sale (Rona or Reno had a 20% off one item sort of deal going on at the time), and did it myself. The absolute worst part was lugging the damn thing into the basement, and getting the old one out. Everything else was pretty easy, but I needed to buy new tools (like a pex crimper). Much better in the long run to do it yourself (with help) if you can.
     
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    Ya nat gas ones are crazy.
    I bought one from Rona for 1100 and installed for about $60 on supplies.
     
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