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Question DetailsAsked on 8/17/2016

I was just quoted 980 to replace a 36 gal water pressure tank; is this a fair price

the current tank was installed when the house was built in 2013 and is now rusted. I was told that it could burst at any moment

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That is pretty quick rusting - sounds like (assuming this is external rust) that you need ventilation in the pumphouse or need to get the tank up off the ground on a concrete paver or such - rust out quick if on wood base. Or was an unlined tank - go with a brand-name higher end tank like Amtrol or Bell and Gossett (sp ?), and epoxy or ceramic lined will last longer than justed painted interior.

Here are a couple of previous similar questions with answers which should help - note one is basically new install pricing with all the fittings and pressure gage and such, other is tank-only replacement - but should give you an idea. your price is certainly on the high end to me for just a tank replacement - commonly more in the $500 or less range for your size tank, so you might want to get a few more bids. Can take from 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on how entangled the plumbing is - SO many plumbers tend to hide stuff behind plumbing that needs periodic replacement, increasing replacement time and costs.

Note - the one with lots of pipe parts replacement talked about chlorination to disinfect the new piping - if just replacing the tank they are supposed to come from the factory sanitized and capped so do not require that step.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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