Need some real-time help - need to replace water heater today

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Larryn Pearl, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. Larryn Pearl

    Larryn Pearl New Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    10 year old water heater, started leaking last night, all neighbors have had to replace so time to do mine.

    I'm getting quotes from 860 - 1,000 to replace with a Bradford White 50 gallon unit. This is out the door including taking my old one away. Wife is pissed, need to get some hot water today. Please advise on cost and whether or not Bradford White is a good unit.

    Thanks in advance

    UPDATE: Found a licensed plumber with great references who is coming over to install the Bradford White unit for $725 out the door. Feel for a Saturday call this is a good price. Actually spoke with a guy with another company who wanted $1,299, ouch!
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    There are a few brands of WH that have a history of problems, or at least more than average, but BW is not one of them. Many think it is a pot shot - you may luck out, you may not, but it doesn't hurt to start out with a brand that generally has not had issues. So, given that, you probably got a good deal. Only time will tell how long it lasts.
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    Asking for advice on a water heater?

    The first thing I ask is whether it's a gas or an electric water heater. That alone makes quite a difference.

    We install a lot of the Rheem and the Bradford White water heaters.
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