Author Topic: Not so much Installation but How/Where to purchase Water Heater ?  (Read 394 times)

rahaparta

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Need to replace a small electric closet water heater, short under 31 inch height, anything in capacity 28 to 32 gallons is Ok.

I know how to join pipe but can use compression fitting kit, all that is fairly clear.

Some years ago, Home Depot and Lowes, used to run "..moving to a new home.." type sales and you had to provide proof you were doing so but I think those no longer exist. (..am moving to a new home..)

That leaves, where to make the purchase and what kind of small WH. Home Depot has units from 375 and up, Walmart has different makes from about 405 and up and Lowes carries similar.

Was hoping to find some kind of new Credit Card signup offer that would enable a little off the price but the big box stores only carry a 5% offer with Amex having an additional 1 or 2 percent.

What would be best steps here or is there no real difference in one WH priced in the sub 400 range when compared to another ?

Anything else I am leaving out but should consider ? Have ruled out a waterless tank installation due to rules at association.

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Re: Not so much Installation but How/Where to purchase Water Heater ?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 10:56:21 AM »
If you forward your mail I think you can get a discount card to Lowes.  Also, sales sometimes appear.

My only hangup with water heaters is keeping them on the ground floor and ensuring there is a pan for when leaks inevitably occur.  I cringe when I see them upstairs or in an attic, etc...

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Re: Not so much Installation but How/Where to purchase Water Heater ?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 12:02:27 PM »
My only hangup with water heaters is keeping them on the ground floor and ensuring there is a pan for when leaks inevitably occur.  I cringe when I see them upstairs or in an attic, etc...

They do pretty much the same damage (with no catch pan) on the ground floor.  I've seen multiple houses where the flooring of the entire ground floor had to be replaced... often with baseboards and some amount of drywall.

The catch pan update to the building code make a whole lot of sense... no matter what floor they're on.
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Re: Not so much Installation but How/Where to purchase Water Heater ?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 08:31:41 PM »
Google: plumbing supply {your town}.  Call and ask if they sell to the public.

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Re: Not so much Installation but How/Where to purchase Water Heater ?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 04:26:24 PM »
I believe that gpconservation has free delivery and may still have a discount code of MMM.

Sometime ago I order my water heater from there and had it delivered to my door.