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    I have purchased a 150K gas boiler with all the necessary components needed for safe operation. My question is what ball park price am I looking at for installation by a certified plumber? I live in central New Jersey.
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    Is this to replace an existing one? New installation? Same kind of flue? Same diameter? Do you need to run electrric, water, gas? New circulation pumps, how many zones? Does the thing need to be balanced and programmed? ANtifreeze, or just water?

    Cough up some info...it's sort of like asking how much to paint the house when you don't know if it is a one-story bungalow, or a McMansion...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadnashua
    Is this to replace an existing one? New installation? Same kind of flue? Same diameter? Do you need to run electrric, water, gas? New circulation pumps, how many zones? Does the thing need to be balanced and programmed? ANtifreeze, or just water?

    Cough up some info...it's sort of like asking how much to paint the house when you don't know if it is a one-story bungalow, or a McMansion...
    Ok,
    This is replacing an old 150K natural gas hot water boiler, my house is approx 2000Sq ft everything as far as electric and gas will stay the same. There is only one zone and the pump as well as all the necessary components were purchased already (expansion tank, valves etc...) The vent size will also stay the same but I am told that a chimney liner would be a smart choice so I am not aware if this would require a change of diameter for the flue vent or not. I am just looking for a ball park on price of labor. The old boiler was already removed and the existing water and gas lines are capped waiting for the new install.
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    Lee

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    Cough up some info...it's sort of like asking how much to paint the house when you don't know if it is a one-story bungalow, or a McMansion...[/quote]

    Or if it is a porch or a Porsche.

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    Your problem is going to be to find a licensed plumber/gas installer who is willing to install product that you bought at a reasonable price.

    Ordinarily, the installer gets a markup on equipment like that and considers it part of his profit opportunity. Also, he gets warranty support from his suppliers and you get warranty support on the installation.

    You might find yourself spending more than if you had competed the whole package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj
    Or if it is a porch or a Porsche.
    ...... or a Porcher!


    As to the question, you have given us a lot of information, but this is bigger than say a water heater install. It would be hard to quote a price sight unseen. We don't know your area. Labor could be $50 to $100 per hour. Maybe a 2 man job. There will be some need for materials, but we can't tell how much.

    Best bet is to get a few estimates and try to find a plumber well known in your neighborhood.

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