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Question DetailsAsked on 9/1/2016

I'm having a 50 gallon flexcon well tank installed for $1,500, is that expensive?

I have a well tank that needs replacing it is 46 gallon. The plumber said it is 2 hours labor. That includes the removal of the old tank,that can't be drained. The new tank is. a 50 gallon flexcon fiberglass tank . I was told the cost would be $1500. The plumber said the new tank retails for $1100. Do you think I being overcharged? Thank you, i live in MA

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Yeah - I do unless this is a high-pressure pump system - say pumping up a substantial hill to the house. An FL12 (Flexcon 50 gallon) retails for about $400 plus or minus - 2 hours labor usually about $250 range (though a lot more in a few very high prices urban areas). I would look for another vendor bid or two for comparison, because something like $500-800 is more normal range for this.

Here is basically the same previous question with answer FYI - Also - saying it cannot be drained makes no sense - disconnect the plumbing connection and presto - drain hole, which a hose could be hooked up to for draining outside the wellhouse area if needed. Almost always there is a drain hose bib (garden hose connection) at the pump or manifold on the high-pressure side specifically to drain down the tank and the high-pressure side lines, so something is not ringing true there. If in a hole might take a portable sump pump connection to lift the water up for disposal, but basically all plumbers carry such an electric pump around with them to pump out water-filled areas to make repairs. Or for the typically 5-50 gallons of water just bucket it out if in a hole.

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