On Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:55:04 -0400, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
The basic equation I found was that someone like Sears
would install, for about $800 or you could put one in
for about $800.
The difference is that you got a MUCH BETTER water heater
putting your own in, than the one Sears offered.
It was a while for me, but I remember that being roughly
It wasn't hard at all, what with a teenaged kid helping me
with the heavy lifting. Bolt out. Bolt in. Pretty simple.
Even the gas line is simple. Unscrew old flex gas line,
screw in new flex gas line.
I don't remember any part being difficult.
You'd turn down a trip to Hawaii? Or, you could
go to Alaska, and rub noses with Eskimos. You're
no fun.... (grin here).
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 9/19/2013 11:37 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
USA (continental only) and install your water heater.
Shouldn't take more than one hour, even if new
fittings are involved. $150 absolute max.
On Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:37:56 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
I'm not so sure there is much profit in doing it for $150,
at least not here in NJ.
I think a lot of people underestimate the overhead and costs
of running a business. Car service places are charging around
$100 an hour for labor now. And putting in a WH, taking the old
one away involves travel time and a truck too. Two guys,
a truck, etc, I would be charging more than $150, certainly here in NJ.
And if it were NYC, forget about it. Drive across a bridge
or tunnel and it's $10 to $13. Park the truck, $30. A permit
is required here too. Who pays for that? Run into a problem,
it could take extra time. Then whatever profit you have left,
the govt takes 30 to 50% of that.
On Friday, September 20, 2013 5:50:02 PM UTC-4, bob haller wrote:
More specifically, how many homes explode yearly from natural
gas where it was caused by a WH installation that was incorrectly
done by a homeowner, versus how many homes explode yearly from
nat gas where the work was done incorrectly by a pro, where the
install was done correctly, etc?
I'm betting the number attributed to HO's is small. There aren't
that many nat gas
explosions in houses to begin with. I can't recall one where the
cause was determined to be an incorrect installation by the HO.
And then let's look at the total number of deaths each year and
compare it to other sources, like smoking in bed, leaving a stove
burner turned on, slipping in the shower, drowning in a pool, etc.
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