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Old 05-19-2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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Hope this is the right place to post. I need to replace my water boiler. Is it easy to do? i am not super handy, but i am able to hook up my washer and dryer, as well as lay flooring, just to give u an idea.


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Old 05-19-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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I need to replace my water boiler.
Are you really needing to replace a boiler? If so it's really not a DIY type of endeavor unless you are an experienced plumber, pipe fitter or HVAC mechanic.

Do you mean you need a new water heater? Gas or electric? If that's the case it is possible to do it yourself, but I wouldn't recommend it. If you have problems it could cost you more in the end. Also, if you are working with gas you'll probably need someone with a plumbing or pipe fitter's license anyway.

I'm a licensed HVAC tech and have done a lot of plumbing over the years as well. I just replaced my old tank heater with a tankless. It took me a full day and I still had a few odds and ends to finish up the next day.

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Are you good at soldering?

Have you determined what size boiler you really need. Or are you just going to put the same over sized boiler back in?
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Hope this is the right place to post. I need to replace my water boiler. Is it easy to do? i am not super handy, but i am able to hook up my washer and dryer, as well as lay flooring, just to give u an idea.


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Installing a Boiler is nowhere near as easy as installing a washer/dryer. To make that comparison tells me that the needed skill level is not there. Hire a professional.
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thank you! i meant water heater. :-) i thought boiler and heater meant the same thing. Alright, i'll hire a pro. Just thought i should ask, instead of paying someone $250.
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Are you replacing a gas fueled or electric water heater?
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Fixed your thread title. Should get more responses.
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Don't pay someone to come install the hot water heater! It's not worth the $250. My husband and I did it ourselves and saved the money. We'd never done it before, but just Googled "how to's". It wasn't bad. At the end of the day, if you absolutely can't diy, call them and then pay the $250. At least you'll know you gave it a shot! Our next project it to install a whole house Aprilaire Humidifier. Not sure how that's going to work out!

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