Water Heater Condition - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-18-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 320
Rewards Points: 320

water heater condition

I have a 50 gallon state select water heater that sat full of water for a few months but it was left idle. I had a tankless installed and couldn't remove this one at the time. I then was able to drain it and it has now sat idle empty for a couple of month. I'm going to sell it now but want to make sure leaving it idle full & empty for that time period has not harmed it in any way (i dont want to sell a lemon).

Also, it is a state select ES6 50 DORS, i can only find them for sale one place and they ask $630. It's about 5 years old. That price seems steep, what would you say it's really worth?



autx790 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
Doing it myself
Alan's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,798
Rewards Points: 2,086
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan

I wouldn't pay someone 100 bucks for a used water heater. No offense of course...


Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Alan For This Useful Post:
gregzoll (08-18-2012)
Old 08-18-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,525
Rewards Points: 1,000

If you're looking just to get rid of it, then ~$150 seems fair. There's always a market for this type of stuff, it just depends on how quickly you want to get rid of it. When I sold my 3 year old GE (replaced w/ a tankless also), I sold it for $100. Money wasn't the issue, figured it still had 5 years of life left in it. Sold it to a realtor/flipper dude, he knew what he was buying.

People buying second hand have to be realistic about their expectations, They can't expect to pay 1/5 the cost of new and get the same life span, etc.. as with a brand new unit.

Last edited by VIPlumber; 08-18-2012 at 01:14 PM.
VIPlumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 5,918
Rewards Points: 582

yep agree with above ..its reasonable to only get 100.00 to 150.00.. .. ..people who buy used only expect to get so much life out of there product they buy..
ben's plumbing is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
water heater drip kdange1 Plumbing 6 10-29-2014 05:26 PM
How to properly drain and flush a hot water heater? speedster1 Plumbing 9 04-17-2012 09:55 PM
no water at sink after water heater removal rebelbull Plumbing 2 07-19-2011 12:37 AM
A blocked water line causing water to loose heat? Snav Plumbing 6 05-07-2010 02:18 PM
Water heater pressure relief valve confusion Flt_Simulation Plumbing 4 07-11-2009 10:02 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1