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I had a plumber visit the other day, determined I need a new

hello I had a plumber...
hello I had a plumber visit the other day, determined I need a new expansion tank for my hot water heater
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: it's 5 years old, and he said also that the pipes going to it need replacing because it was neglected. I noticed a drip from the long pipe where air comes out about a year ago, and thought it was condensation. I put a bowl under it and the drip was very infrequent. the entire system is only 5 years old. he told me 450 for parts. BS.... lol
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I will not, but will buy the parts myself and pay the labor. I am trying to figure out if I am being cornswaggled!lol. how do I know if I need more parts other than a new tank?
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
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He's correct about the expansion tank. I'd replace the to supply lines to the heater as well. Not any other plumbing thought

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
ok, what ball park pricing should I expect?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
typing is good for me pleas, no convo needed :-)

Sorry for delay I was driving. We here in Oregon charge $275

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Would that be for all parts and labor? Tank and supply libes?

Yes

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you for your time!

No problem please rate me 5 stars

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Can i ask also, WHY is it necessary to replace the supply line?

We always replace them because they are a common source of leaks. Seals dry out

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Last question, what percent of the job/labor is replacing supply lines of the entire job?

10-15%

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