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· philosopher and statesmen
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All electric and we have to remove one gas wh and replace with electric wh and new circuit and conduit
So if you have to run an electrical wire do you have to have an electric license in the county
that you are working in or will you have to sub that out to an electrician?.... does it have
to have a hard electrical conduit ran to each heater??

Do you just have to capp off the gas line ??

it sounds really pretty easy but their always seems to be a snag or catch.....

do you still know or remember how to solder ??

Sometimes these kind of jobs are just too far away and when you take it on
all hell breaks loose in your own back yard
 

· philosopher and statesmen
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no propress, it all must be soldered
I bet that somewhere in the fine print, there is a stipulation about the kind of solder
and flux that you have to use-- like no self tinning flux allowed, and 95-5 solder only
and probably type L copper only .....

also -- do permits have to be pulled in that county for each unit when you switch out
different types of water heaters...?? We are supposed to do this here in indy when upgrading
from a 40 to a 50 but no one pays heed to this..

I have been screwed enough times over the years
to think of just about any possibility or way to get
myself pile-drived right up the old bung-hole.... 😆 😆

just looking out for you sparky
 

· I Like Tater Tots
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Just say no to flex pipes.
 

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Just say no to flex pipes.
And pvc waterlines, sharkbites, compression stops, pex stubouts, and toilet flanges without a stainless bolt flange.
 
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Discussion Starter · #52 ·
I bet that somewhere in the fine print, there is a stipulation about the kind of solder
and flux that you have to use-- like no self tinning flux allowed, and 95-5 solder only
and probably type L copper only .....

also -- do permits have to be pulled in that county for each unit when you switch out
different types of water heaters...?? We are supposed to do this here in indy when upgrading
from a 40 to a 50 but no one pays heed to this..

I have been screwed enough times over the years
to think of just about any possibility or way to get
myself pile-drived right up the old bung-hole.... 😆 😆

just looking out for you sparky
In Ky, each separate Blding will have to be permitted with 50.00 base fee and each water heater under that roof will charged a 20.00 inspection fee,it be around a 1400.00 permit fee
 

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Discussion Starter · #53 ·
I bet that somewhere in the fine print, there is a stipulation about the kind of solder
and flux that you have to use-- like no self tinning flux allowed, and 95-5 solder only
and probably type L copper only .....

also -- do permits have to be pulled in that county for each unit when you switch out
different types of water heaters...?? We are supposed to do this here in indy when upgrading
from a 40 to a 50 but no one pays heed to this..

I have been screwed enough times over the years
to think of just about any possibility or way to get
myself pile-drived right up the old bung-hole.... 😆 😆

just looking out for you sparky
Solder is regular lead free,I have the spec book,whatever flux you want to use,I like oaty #5 and nokorode if it's real cold,also has to be type L copper,I figured 300ft total
 

· philosopher and statesmen
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I Dont know much about propress,it's to expensive for me

Well, whatever happens I suggest that you stick it to them deep..to make it worthwhile.
if you dont get the job then it was not in the cards and you might be dodging a bullet..

I know for sure if I were to bid that job, the very day I start the project,
my phone would begin ringing off the wall......
 

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Good, one more thing they have to call a professional for. But then again, if its male adapters, what is there to really hate?
I Dont know much about propress,it's to expen
Well, whatever happens I suggest that you stick it to them deep..to make it worthwhile.
if you dont get the job then it was not in the cards and you might be dodging a bullet..

I know for sure if I were to bid that job, the very day I start the project,
my phone would begin ringing off the wall......
this is true,I will lose customers and would probably make about the same money by staying home and doing service calls and new work than I would putting these heaters in,it's nice to get a big amount ever now and then tho
 

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So if you have to run an electrical wire do you have to have an electric license in the county
that you are working in or will you have to sub that out to an electrician?.... does it have
to have a hard electrical conduit ran to each heater??

Do you just have to capp off the gas line ??

it sounds really pretty easy but their always seems to be a snag or catch.....

do you still know or remember how to solder ??

Sometimes these kind of jobs are just too far away and when you take it on
all hell breaks loose in your own back yard
I'm gonna run the conduit and wire myself,install a disconnect at heater and double pole 30 at panel box
 

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What do you mean Terry????? You of all people know that an electrician is nothing more than a plumber with his brains beat out
All you need to do is change the lower thermostat of the water heater next door to an upper thermostat then run wires from that thermostat to the top of the new electric heater.

And there you have 2 water heaters on one 30 amp circuit. Work smarter not harder, come’own
 
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