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A few questions (inside)

1) Is it a gas unit?

2) If this is a simple electric heater, then consider at least doing the demolition yourself (assuming you are somewhat handy). Yes, you will likely be without hot water for 12-24 hours, but you can probably save yourself a lot of money. If the existing heater has working shutoff valves, cut them off, turn off the electrical breaker, and then connect a garden hose to the drain port at the bottom, run it outside, and open the drain. There is a decent chance that nothing will drain out due to sediment buildup, and in that case, you may be stuck paying the plumber to handle the demo, unless you have a strong kid or neighbor who's willing to help. If the tank drains, then you can cut through the supply and discharge lines at the top. Then open the electrical cover, disconnect the wiring, and you can remove the old tank. If you get really ambitious, you could even purchase the new heater and get it set in place for the plumber to connect.

3) Is there seriously carpet in the same space where your water heater is located? Or is the carpet getting wet on the opposite side of the wall from the water heater?

(In response to this post by HokieNoVA)

Posted: 10/13/2021 at 8:49PM


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Current Thread:
Anybody have a hot water heater replaced recently? -- HokieNoVA 10/13/2021 5:21PM
  That seems crazy high to me -- Burruss Writer 10/14/2021 3:32PM
  Seems high, but not crazy high. ** -- radhokie1 10/14/2021 09:01AM
  Why do need to heat hot water? It's already hot. ** -- Hokie CPA 10/14/2021 06:51AM
  A few questions (inside) -- MP4VT2004 10/13/2021 8:49PM
  Answers... -- HokieNoVA 10/13/2021 9:16PM
  Twice as much as we paid in April -- hoosnowahokie 10/13/2021 8:35PM
  With the contracting backlog.. -- One4VT 10/13/2021 8:33PM
  That's my thought as well. Price is definitely high -- Tafkam Hokie 10/14/2021 09:12AM
  Tankless ** -- ModerateHokie 10/13/2021 7:48PM
  Agreed, but higher up front cost ** -- MAHokie69 10/13/2021 7:52PM
  If it is a direct swap, that is high ... -- VT2001EE 10/13/2021 7:46PM
  Lordy ** -- `lag 10/13/2021 7:18PM
  That’s high ** -- Stork 10/13/2021 6:56PM
  I would advise a 2nd quote that is way to high, ** -- jdkhokie 10/13/2021 6:31PM
  Paid about $1100 four years ago...but not NoVa ** -- JoesterVT 10/13/2021 5:40PM
  The RETAIL price on the heater is probably +/- $700 -- JoesterVT 10/13/2021 5:44PM
  There’s even a sorta Hokie color model - -- PhotoHokieNC 10/13/2021 5:34PM
  Well it DOES continually reheat the hot water** -- 133743Hokie 10/13/2021 5:55PM
  We may need to consult @ThermoHokie for input. ** -- PhotoHokieNC 10/13/2021 6:02PM
  Paid $3,300 for the same about one year ago. -- LonghornHokie 10/13/2021 5:23PM

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