Our hot water tank has blown, and we're on cold water. Plumber mate of our neighbour's has been around and has offered to install a Rinnai VT26 gas continuous hot water unit, for about $2200, most of which is labour cost of $1200. He's giving us the unit at cost.
The unit's specs:
We've researched the option, and it seems reasonable for our two-person househould; and it will be installed close by to our kitchen/bathroom, but wanted to ask specifically:
1. Is that labour cost excessive? from what I can gather it is not, but it still seems a lot to pay for what has been declared to be about half a day's work.
2. How noisy are these things? the website says 50db; what does that translate to in practise? I have memories of staying in lodges/motels where similar things are installed and always hearing the unit start up whenever the shower is started.
Thanks for any insights :)