Re: Water Heater Installation Cost
It bears mentioning, that the subcontractors to big box stores are locked into a specific price for the services rendered. You were charged $300 by the box store for a basic installation, the installer probably got half of that, maybe 2/3. Where the big boxes LOVE to make their money is on the extras. They give you the basics relatively cheaply, knowing you will need something more, and this is where they get you.
IMHO, if the plumbers were in and out of there in 2 hours, the $800 price tag for the job was rather steep. Having just replaced a water heater myself, I can tell you that the additional materials they used were less than $100, which means they were over charging for the work - IMHO.
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