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Old 12-09-2019, 09:25 AM   #11
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I can say I never repaired a WH I only replace them, its not worth the time diking around and fixing 1 problem only to have another one creep up, if the people dont want to spend the $$ then adios, get someone else...
usually after you explain why to replace 99% agree and go with it....
if its a warranty issue then thats a different story and the heater would be almost brand new..
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:12 PM   #12
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I can say I never repaired a WH I only replace them, its not worth the time diking around and fixing 1 problem only to have another one creep up, if the people dont want to spend the $$ then adios, get someone else...
usually after you explain why to replace 99% agree and go with it....
if its a warranty issue then thats a different story and the heater would be almost brand new..
I used to try and change only the element but then it could be a thermostat and it would end up getting me a call back. I was lucky not to get a call back, So once I heard some guys here replace all parts I decided to do the same or for a few hundreds more to get a new one. I only get a 40% of them wanting to replace it when they are defective. 60% decide to call someone else.
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I started repairing wtr/htrs as soon as I got out of the AIR FORCE working
under my Plumbing Mentor, where I learned Warranty Service for MFG'S,
I have done warranty service for all the National MFG'S, Including
the 15 years that I ran my own shop in L.A.
I found that I not only made money at it, But got many referrals for
other Plumbing work, which was the point,
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I repair water heaters all the time.
30 days warranty on parts I provide, No warranty on customer supplied parts.

I’m getting a minimum $300 plus parts and the others guys won’t touch it.
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I repair water heaters all the time.
30 days warranty on parts I provide, No warranty on customer supplied parts.

I’m getting a minimum $300 plus parts and the others guys won’t touch it.

In my world this is what could happen...

You install an element and the guy calls saying it now leaks. You go there and try and try it still leaks. Now he'll argue you have to buy him a new water heater because it wasn't leaking before. You might say hey your heater 's flange is rusty and I have nothing to do with the leak. Now he'll dangle a formal complaint on your A$$ and you'll spend 40 hours writing a letter about the issue not being your fault and you get summoned to appear in kangaroo court. Then with that complaint you are in bigger trouble with over 21K in fines because you touched the electrical wires to access the element.

Not worth 300$.
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I repair water heaters all the time.
30 days warranty on parts I provide, No warranty on customer supplied parts.

I’m getting a minimum $300 plus parts and the others guys won’t touch it.
See for that kind of money just as well replace the heater UNLESS it's under 5yrs old,then I repair
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In my world this is what could happen...

You install an element and the guy calls saying it now leaks. You go there and try and try it still leaks. Now he'll argue you have to buy him a new water heater because it wasn't leaking before. You might say hey your heater 's flange is rusty and I have nothing to do with the leak. Now he'll dangle a formal complaint on your A$$ and you'll spend 40 hours writing a letter about the issue not being your fault and you get summoned to appear in kangaroo court. Then with that complaint you are in bigger trouble with over 21K in fines because you touched the electrical wires to access the element.

Not worth 300$.
How do you change out an electric water heater if you aren't allowed to touch the electrical wires???i always wire up my water heaters unless it new construction then electrician will do final hook up
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How do you change out an electric water heater if you aren't allowed to touch the electrical wires???i always wire up my water heaters unless it new construction then electrician will do final hook up
You know you are too smart.

I decided a few months ago if someone calls saying they don't have hot water I tell them I'll replace it but if they want it checked out to call an electrician.
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In my world this is what could happen...

You install an element and the guy calls saying it now leaks. You go there and try and try it still leaks. Now he'll argue you have to buy him a new water heater because it wasn't leaking before. You might say hey your heater 's flange is rusty and I have nothing to do with the leak. Now he'll dangle a formal complaint on your A$$ and you'll spend 40 hours writing a letter about the issue not being your fault and you get summoned to appear in kangaroo court. Then with that complaint you are in bigger trouble with over 21K in fines because you touched the electrical wires to access the element.

Not worth 300$.
You sure got some fxxk consumer laws in your hood, and I thought that CALIF,
was the worst
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You sure got some fxxk consumer laws in your hood, and I thought that CALIF,
was the worst
I didn't know you could swear! If you only knew the other laws I have to navigate every day. It's impossible to play by the book or all the contractors would be in jail even the customers who hire me.
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