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look 171 look 171 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by JavaBrewer View Post
Water heater business is a scam. Fell for it once, to my credit I negotiated down but still stupid to pay what I did. Recently worked with look 171 and bought a WH locally for $700, replaced my defective unit same day by myself, and the shop took my old WH as scrap for free. Heck if I can dot almost anyone can.

Dave, if you think about it, 400 labor isn't that bad. It takes a couple hours to perform the actual install depending on the location and the size of the heater. Plumber makes 100 per hour? He has to go get the new heater and get it to you yet he has to haul the old one back to dump it. That's a couple hours of work. Maybe a helper to get the dang thing in there especially the 75 gal giant. This includes his over head. Gas isn't cheap.

Hey man, I am glad it worked out for you.
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