Plumber says up to code before he installs water heater
Please all plumbers help because this sounds like a crock. We have AHS-trying to get DH to drop them cause they are not worth it-Our water heater has a leak and it is draining from the pipe out out back door. AHS will give us 400 for the water heater,but the plumber they sent out says it has to come up to code before they install to the cost of 700 extra dollars. First he said $300, went to his truck and came back with 700 dollar figure. He says we need Code upgrades- Dielectric Unions $45,3/4 porter ball valve-$50,run new 1" pan drain line 20ft-$225(the one we have is 3/4"),Electrical quick disconnect-$155,Permit and inspection fees-$180( he said the inspector might drive by my house while they are working and they will get fined ,mandatory disposal fees $45.Help me know the truth. Water heater in the attic. We have 2 and this is my electric one. Is this just a bunch of bull??