~$1500 all in.
Avoid the GE water heaters sold by HD. They suck.
Sears is OK, rheem is good. I was quoted $1200 for a new rheem installed...which is why I am installing my own tankless.
Also, if you do it yourself, review the combustion air requirements and where that is coming from - especially if you have put in a new heater since that wh went in, and make sure all the important things are included in the job that might not already be there - pan piped to drain, auto shutoff if it is in a finished basement or on a higher floor, etc.
Hope he wore a condom
that one just waiting for the perfect opportunity?
I love the monkeys reactions to the punchline!
Is the water heater easily accessible (e.g. garage) or not (e.g. attic)?
The warranty on my Whirlpool was 7 years and Lowes replaced it with no hassle after 6 years and change.
I believe this is a late 90's model. Surprised it made it this long.
Only had to pay for labor.
Also, dependent on age the code requirements for venting, etc. may have changed since the installation, as has been the case for us here in the DC burbs each time (now third in 20 years) we have replaced ours. Most recent replacement was early in 2012.
If so, maybe the pressure relief valve just needs replacing.
I just checked it again and the stream has dried up.
Although you could do it yourself if you are at all handy.
Plus the $8K to repair water damage to the house because we didn't catch the leak in time.