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Question DetailsAsked on 8/25/2016

I need to move my hot water heater back about a foot and 1/2 inside a small closet what is the cost of that

I live in a single wide trailer and i had the water heater replaced but when the guy put the new one in it was not put in the original place and now i cant put the wall panel back in

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Answered 4 years ago by Member Services


If an installer put in a water heater that stuck out of the utility closet, I would call him back to make it right - At HIS cost. An inch or two because of larger diameter water heaters now due to higher insulation I could see- but certainly not a foot and a half, unless he put in a "stubby" heater in place of a regular or "tall" which was in there before. But he should have made sure the heater fit in the space correctly, so his redo.

One other possibility - highly unlikely if previous heater was in there and fit right - was he ran into flue ducting space constraints so moved it out to avoid that - though some ducting mods should have taken care of that if such was the case.

About 20 minutes work UNLESS he runs into constraints on length of flex gas tubing (would add about 10 minutes to move/extend the gas piping closer to moved location).

To pay to have it done - typically minimum service charge of about $75-150 - requires shutting off water and gas and disconnecting them, emptying tank to be able to move it, reconnecting water and gas. (Or electric instead of gas if electric heater).

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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