Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave
Why would you think you get a free install because this one was flooded ?
The installer is not responsible for your flood
My last house had a gas water heater that was a couple inches under water at one point
The water receded & I relit it
Sorry, I wasn't quite clear. A friend seems to think the install was all wrong and possibly against code. I'm trying to verify this before/if I contact the install company. If the install is wrong and needs to be redone, I would ask that they redo the install with a replacement water heater that I would purchase and pickup. Basically, re-accomplish the labor but I would purchase a new water heater.
However, if it is the case that it's NOT dangerous to relight I might consider trying that. My wife and mother-in-law are against this however so I'd have to convince them.
Thanks for the reply, your incident where you were able to relight is making me more confident that it may be an option.