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Old 04-02-2012, 07:51 AM
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The water heater was dying and while researching I was SHocked to find out what it costs to have a plumber install a new one!

SO, I checked out Consumer Reports, found out that the 12 yr. GE model at Home Depot is made by Rheem -which is supposedly a top brand.

Anyway, it was the first large item I've used the new RAM to haul and I changed it out my damn self Took me 3.5 hours total

I then took the old one and all the parts to the recyclers and recovered another $22 instead of PAYING to have it taken away.
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You dun good! 3.5 hours for a hot water tank swap for an inexperienced person is very good! Did you do your own gas fitting?
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It always feels good to fix stuff yourself, and it even feels better if you can haul the stuff in your truck. Nice job
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Yep, I did every bit of it. Even leak tested with Snoop.

You're right, it's a surprisingly good feeling to handle stuff yourself. Thanks guys

(Side note) When I bought my house, I happened to have a bottle of Snoop around and by chance squirted it around the gas meter and discovered it was leaking pretty good even though you couldn't smell it right off. They replaced the whole meter for me.
It doesn't take much for N. Gas to leak. Y'all might just spray some window cleaner or simple green around gas fittings if you think about it
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Im about to take this on at my parents house. Ours is leaking water ever so slightly... problem is I LIVE IN THE GARAGE! lol


Congrats on the install, always funner to do it yourself, thats where all the best stories come from
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You can do it but it sounds like you better do it quick. They can burst at the bottom and dump the whole tank at once - from what I've heard anyway
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Ours is leaking from one of the fittings i believe. I havent exactly figured out from where, but its not the casing it doesnt seem like
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