Overpriced Hot Water Heaters - Thanks Obama!

Bobobie

Registered User
#1
I wish my Hot water heater crapped out two years ago, before the new regulation. The old one I pulled out still had the sticker on it, 2002 MSRP $125 for a 40 gallon Nat gas model. Nothing under $400 in any of the local stores. 30-60 gallon models all seem to have the same price range.
 

Mags

LDAR, bitch.
Donator
#2
I wish my Hot water heater crapped out two years ago, before the new regulation. The old one I pulled out still had the sticker on it, 2002 MSRP $125 for a 40 gallon Nat gas model. Nothing under $400 in any of the local stores. 30-60 gallon models all seem to have the same price range.
You need to think about doing your fair share for the environment.
 

Sinn Fein

Infidel and White Interloper
Wackbag Staff
#3
Go to a plumbing supply house. You'll probably be able to get a better unit at a better price.

If you can wait, order from here:

http://www.supplyhouse.com/

I got my 80-gallon electric hybrid from there a few years ago. They beat everyone's price and shipping was free.
 

Bobobie

Registered User
#4
Go to a plumbing supply house. You'll probably be able to get a better unit at a better price.

If you can wait, order from here:

http://www.supplyhouse.com/

I got my 80-gallon electric hybrid from there a few years ago. They beat everyone's price and shipping was free.
A few years ago new regs went into effect so I'm guessing they still had a lot of old stock to sell.
 
#6
Go to a plumbing supply house. You'll probably be able to get a better unit at a better price.

If you can wait, order from here:

http://www.supplyhouse.com/

I got my 80-gallon electric hybrid from there a few years ago. They beat everyone's price and shipping was free.
Ya the ones with the built in heat pump have to be in a pretty big room as they take heat out of the room to heat the water.

I just have a 40 gallon tank running off of my boiler have yet to run out of hot water.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

Liberal Psycopath
#7
I remember getting an 80 gal for $120 ten years ago. Haven't priced them recently.
 

NotSoFast

Registered User
#8
My fiancee has a snowball stand and her water heater went out this year. Only has one kitchen sink and a bathroom, so a direct replacement for the little 20 gallon was plenty. Even these were over $400. Ended up getting a tankless unit for $185 online.
 

gleet

What's black and white and red all over?
#11
LOL

She does that on the side in the afternoons after her job as a school counselor.
Put up with the little shits all day, take their money on their way home.

Brilliant!
 
#19
I knew this thread had potential when I saw the title. I saw a porn once with "snowballing" fuckin eeeewww.
 

Mags

LDAR, bitch.
Donator
#20
I knew this thread had potential when I saw the title. I saw a porn once with "snowballing" fuckin eeeewww.
Nothing wrong with snowballing as long as it's two women doing it for ya.
 

Sinn Fein

Infidel and White Interloper
Wackbag Staff
#21
Ya the ones with the built in heat pump have to be in a pretty big room as they take heat out of the room to heat the water.

I just have a 40 gallon tank running off of my boiler have yet to run out of hot water.
I think a three-car garage in Florida is sufficient. That's why I got it. :)
 

Bobobie

Registered User
#23
My fiancee has a snowball stand and her water heater went out this year. Only has one kitchen sink and a bathroom, so a direct replacement for the little 20 gallon was plenty. Even these were over $400. Ended up getting a tankless unit for $185 online.
I was looking at on-demand models too, until we found out you needed a special high capacity line installed from your gas company, which would make it cheaper to buy a tank model.
 

NotSoFast

Registered User
#24
I was looking at on-demand models too, until we found out you needed a special high capacity line installed from your gas company, which would make it cheaper to buy a tank model.
The one I got is electric. Just plugged it in where the original heater was.
 

Bobobie

Registered User
#25
The one I got is electric. Just plugged it in where the original heater was.
That option isn't available because everything is gas, and there was never a need for 220 hookup.

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