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Water Heater Buyout Opinion

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[OP]
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Mar 26, 2018
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Water Heater Buyout Opinion

Hello,

My rental gas hot water heater was installed in 2006. Rental cost is $33/month. The buyout is $180. Pickup is free if I don't want it anymore.

I recently flushed it and found a few tablespoons worth of sediment.

Worth buying out or just replace with new?
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Deal Fanatic
Jan 25, 2007
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Paris
bobroham wrote: Hello,

My rental gas hot water heater was installed in 2006. Rental cost is $33/month. The buyout is $180. Pickup is free if I don't want it anymore.

I recently flushed it and found a few tablespoons worth of sediment.

Worth buying out or just replace with new?
Buy it, run it till it dies.

A teaspoon of sediment? Ha! I get that much a month. You should run the hose from the bottom once a month.
Deal Addict
Jun 24, 2015
4536 posts
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Woodbridge, ON
buy it out then buy a new one outright and avoid costly rental charges
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Deal Addict
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Nov 1, 2001
1055 posts
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Toronto
Your buyout is great compared to others I've seen
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Aug 5, 2003
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North York
vote for the buyout, log all of the call details - time/date/rep name/confirmation number/etc. Record it if you can.

When I bought mine out DE conveniently didn't process it, but said it would take a couple of bill cycles to see it updated on my bill. If my notes weren't good, I'm sure I would have had a harder time getting enbridge to investigate and reverse DE's charges a couple of months later.
Deal Addict
Jun 24, 2015
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Woodbridge, ON
mine is $5 grand, so id gladly pay $180
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Deal Expert
Aug 2, 2004
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East Gwillimbury
13 year old tank

Your home insurance may not provide coverage in case of a flood.

Check with the insurance before buying it out. You maybe better off getting a new tank.
Deal Addict
Jun 16, 2009
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You should buy out your water heater as soon as you can and live rent free. Even when water heater leaks, GENERALLY it does not create any massive flood. It leaks drop by drop . You should worry about leaking only if your basement is finished and drain with proper slope is not close to your water heater.

P.S: I highly doubt that pickup is free. So in case you go that route, confirm it several times.
bobroham wrote: Hello,

My rental gas hot water heater was installed in 2006. Rental cost is $33/month. The buyout is $180. Pickup is free if I don't want it anymore.

I recently flushed it and found a few tablespoons worth of sediment.

Worth buying out or just replace with new?
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[OP]
Newbie
Mar 26, 2018
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I just called again for buyout and took it. Only $107 :')
Deal Addict
Feb 11, 2018
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bobroham wrote: I just called again for buyout and took it. Only $107 :')
Great deal! But get something like this installed so if disaster strikes it will be a lot less painful...
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Deal Addict
Jun 20, 2010
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Our house came with a rental and bought it out ($25) when I moved it. Install date was 2002...I'll likely be swapping it out in the spring/summer.

I did change the anode rod and flushed it to buy more time.
Deal Addict
Sep 6, 2017
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bobroham wrote: I just called again for buyout and took it. Only $107 :')
The optimal time to get a tankless.
Newbie
Mar 15, 2017
41 posts
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Congrats on the water heater rental buyout! Make sure to buy your own water tank when the rental dies, or go tankless. Either way, if you're not renting, you're winning........(like the guy from ING would say "and save your money")

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