There are a number of factors that play a part in the cost of installing a new hot water heater. This helps your municipality protect the city water supply from contaminants. A stand to keep the heater above the ground level. The notion that a business owner deserves to be rich is absurd. Home Depot and its contractors join force to rip you off.
My tenant stayed home all afternoon. Eveything works great and the guy was really nice. Are you saying that placing a pan, a stand and the valve is a more skilled task than installing a water heater? The problem is the installers want to make a fast buck by over charging on the items marking it up by 900%. At 5:55 pm the technician called her and said they couldn't make it. Private messages do not impact your company rating. Install seems high to me and a few others by about 30%.
I called the installation company to ask them to come and fix the issue, and they said since I signed the job complete and in the completion signature there is a block saying that if I have galvanized pipes they are not responsible for their installation to work, I am out of luck and to call a plumber to fix their installation and flush my pipes. None of the Sales People know what an over flow pan is. Installation costs vary significantly depending on who does the work; the condition of the water heater hook-ups, and if any adaptations are needed to install a new, larger unit in the space. So for the extra hour to move lines up, plus the extra materals my bill ended up at 900 bucks. I think people forget about its importance and convienence until they loose it.
I even bought a second one for a rental house. This type of thing might seem unnecessary, but I totally agree that you need to take action before you have a problem. Are all homes built the same? This is exactly as waht I faced in my report stated on the water heater. Was this post helpful to you? Not sure if this is the place feel free to slam. There was a pinhole leak in the unit itself.
Is the installer not allowed to make any money? Name: This is the name we'll display with your post. My current lines did not extend high enough, so he had to add lines to make the connects go higher. Regardless, they identify all the code requirements and charge you extra fees for code compliance. Installation of the valve will not change because i buy it and supply. Cost installed would be 2500-3000 but the rebates bring it down.
The installation included new valves and piping the team were professional and very friendly. Cost me a bit but saved my back. For independent contractors you can also try Angie's List. There was a small puddle underneath the water heater. Simply put I couldn't justify the increase in cost with any savings. Did not cost me a dime.
First of all, the parts to do an install are at Lowe's. While this is a job that I can do myself, in view of my busy schedule, I decided to go with Home Depot to get the unit installed. Moral of this Experience: Never trust any body, be it the Joe Blow repair man or the corporation like Home Depot. I think even a doctor would be more reasonable. I am only referring to those that rip off people. Do not use this company.
So to say we make more than doctors who charge there rate to at least 6 people in an hour to us who most likely will be with you for a full hour and need to travel to you is rediculous. The part i liked the most was that they went around to my faucets and cleaned the screens. So if you want to wait on your hot water be sure to pay the extra money for the contract. Make sure you get the one with the longest warranty. Who I spoke with was pleasant but what I was left with in terms of their warranty was not. I called Home Depot because there was a 6-year warranty.