Our Process

Rather Be Plumbing specializes in residential and commercial water heater repair and replacement.  We take care of all your water heater needs, including water pressure regulators, expansion tanks, water shut-off valves, and any other plumbing item related to the water heater. 

Our Standard Installation is defined as the installation of a new water heater in place of an old one in which there is clear access to the old water heater. 

Standard Installation of a water heater includes:

  1. We shut-off your water, gas, or electric, and drain and disconnect your old heater

  2. We slide it out of the way and put the new one right in its place.

  3. We hook the new water heater up to the existing water lines below the existing valves: 

    • For copper water lines, we include up to 1 foot of copper for minor changes at no additional charge.  Additional copper will result in an additional charge. 

    • For plastic water lines, local plumbing codes require a certain length of copper from the top of the tank.  If you have copper coming out of your existing tank and meet the local plumbing code, there is usually no additional charge.  If your current set-up does not follow local plumbing code, there may be an additional charge.

  4. For gas water heaters, we hook it up to the existing flue and gas line.

  5. For electric water heaters, we reconnect it to the existing electric. 

  6. We check the water pressure and check for thermal expansion.

  7. We haul the old water heater for a minimal charge, or put it at the curb at no additional charge.

  8. The labor warranty for all hot water tanks is 1 year.  You choose the warranty for the water heater tank and parts (warranties typically range from 6 through 12 years).

Some examples of a non-standard installation include:  (1) when the water heater is located on the 2nd floor or above, (2) when the tank is not accessible because it is behind a furnace, (3) when gas lines are blocking it, or (4) when it is behind a finished wall or door frame.

Water Heater Pricing & Sizing


The capacity of a hot water heater should be based on the number of occupants and the peak hour water demand, regardless of the size of the house. The water heater should provide enough hot water at the busiest time of the day. Also consider the number of plumbing fixtures you have in the home. The more sinks you have, the greater the demand for hot water. Also consider extraordinary hot water demands, such as hot tubs.

The ability of a water heater to meet peak demands for hot water is indicated by its "first hour rating." This rating accounts for the effects of tank size and the speed by which cold water is heated.



1 to 3 (or 4)40 Gallon

4 - 6           60 gallon

6 to 8         60 gallon


This is only a guide and does not guarantee that you will not run out of hot water








40 Gallon Capacity

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Warranty Tank Type Standard Installation

6 Years $ 800.00 installed

8 Years $ 850.00 installed 

12Years $ 1400.00 installed

50 Gal Lifetime Electric Water Heater $1900.00


60 Gallon Capacity

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Warranty Tank Type Standard Installation

6 Years$ 950.97 installed

8 Years$ 1000.97 installed



Atmospheric vented 




































B VENT 40 US GALLONS - $1,100  6 year warranty

Dimensions 56 ½ top of vent 21 ¼ wide


B VENT 40 US GALLONS - $1,600  12 year warranty

Dimensions 56 ½ top of vent 21 ¼ wide



B VENT 50 US GALLONS - $1,300 6 year warranty

Dimension 54 3/8 top of vent 22 ¼ wide


B VENT 50 US GALLONS - $1,650 12 year warranty

Dimension 54 3/8 top of vent 22 ¼ wide


Power Vent Tank – Please contact us for a custom quote



Wanna go tankless??? Thinking of a on                  demand water heater























Giant Canadian Manufactured tanks 
8 Year warranty  

40 Gallon Imperial (184L) 

Size 22 inches wide (56cm)

Height 48 5/8 inches (124cm)

60 Gallon Imperial (284L)

Size 23 1/2 wide (60cm)

height 60 inches (152cm)



We offer tankless installs 

call us for a custom quote starting around $4500. + permit fees

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