cost of repair
I live in a small mobile home park in northern Indiana. Last week, my hot water heater (at least 13 years old) decided it was done working. our code enforcement person, in our county, said that the hot water heater has to be made for a mobile home. My home is a 1980 Sterling - double wide.
I've received a quote of $1,280 to replace and install a new gas water heater. I was told that the cost of the water heater is about $670 - no brand name - but it shows label for mobile home use.
1) does that price seem fair?
2) the old water heater is in a small closet inside the mobile home. is that code in most counties? normally, you see them installed from the outside with a panel.
3) the flooring is bad, so the repair person would need to also lay new flooring in and around the closet. that is included in the quote along with materials and labor.
4) i have heard that Lowe's also sells and installs water heaters - have you any opinion on their work?
i have so many things wrong with the mobile home - i do not know if it is feasible to fix it up. it needs underbelly work, water lines, sewage, new skirting, flooring and ceilings replaced in one half of the double wide.
slightly overwhelmed - but hey it's getting warmer (that's the good news).
thank you for listening.