rheem 40gal short gas water heater having slow leak

emma_petey

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Joined
May 15, 2014
Messages
4
Location
san jose
Model Number
21v40s-2
Brand
-major brand-
Age
More than 10 years
I noticed a small leak with my water heater. called out a repair person. they said it had a slow leak and that the unit needs to be replaced he would replace with a rheem prog 38 , replumb hot/cold lines, refit existing flue, install 2 earthquake strips/backing,bonding of gas line to hot/cold, insulation od exposed pipes, install new gas valve/line w/sediment trap-replumb tsp to sink. [customers choice] customer responsible for permit. cost to do job 1200.00

first I did not ask for all the extras, second I live in California bay area-no need for insulation. do I need all the extras? pipes look good. although home is 1954. I just want water heater replaced. is this cost reasonable
 
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