Well the hvac people got a law passed that prevents me from buying
simple parts locally. Just got screwed for $200 to replace ignighter
I had allready diagnosed as bad.
Now I need a gas hot water heater (Simple job I have done multiple
times) and find I have to pay list price + install.
Where can I order decent quality 60 gal hot water heater?
I'm an hvac guy and I don't recall passing any laws about that. Many
places deal only with contractors who have in house accounts and
simply don't have time to deal with small time individuals. Plus
there's the liability that goes along with selling parts to
unqualified people or dealing with boneheads who install an ignitor,
touch the element with their fingers and then bring it back a month
later bitching about how it already burned out. Even at that I can
think of several places in my area that sell parts over the counter to
anyone. Yep...you'll pay list but that's life. If you don't like
that then you'll need to start up your own business and open a house
account in order to get your discount.
I'm assuming you live in a 3rd world country. Here in the USA we have
places like Menards, Home Depot, Lowes, Service Star, Sears, and ACE
Hardware where you can pick up a HWH, toss it in your truck, drive it
home and install it.
As an HVAC guy...there is no such thing that I know of anywhere...its up to
the distributor to sell to you, and none that I know of will unless you are
properly licenced...now, the state law is that you have to be licenced to
work on your unit....but, thats called politics.
Also, HVAC guys here are not plumbers, and from what you are asking for, you
need a plumber..
Screwed? LOL...ok..sorry you feel that way, but like vail says...if you dont
like it, there are ways around it....
Depending (since the entire story is not there) on the job, and ignitor, it
may have been cheap. If you paid $200 for a very simple replacement, then
thats your fault...not ours.
If you have done it multiple times, you know you can go to Home Depot and
Lowes and get one.....
Hell...you want an AOSmith? Shippings gonna kill ya tho...
You can't be serious -- Lowes, Home Depot, TruValue, Sears, Ace Hardware...
most even offer delivery if you can't find a buddy with a pick-up truck. Of
course, if you don't know this already then I have to wonder how you've done
this type of work before -- unless you're not here in the US.
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