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My hot water heater in my gym broke and I am getting ridiculous quotes about how much it will cost to get a new one and have it installed. Any recommendations on where to buy a good used one and can I install it myself by watching videos on you tube?
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Hello, about the only place you will find a *good used water heater, and for very little money, less than 10 cents on the dollar is at an auction of a sold out or bankrupt NEW store or other commercial building, those come up from time to time, You might have to attend 4 or 5 auctions to find one.

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these tend to go bad in the 15 to 20 year range, if you can find one on Craigs list or Ebay less than 3 or 4 years old, it might work for you.

Your other option is to remove the old water heater yourself, buy a new one, set it in place, then hire a handyman with a gas appliance license to connect it... that saves about 1/2 the labor hours and about 50% of the cost per hour.

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