Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Replace an Immersion Heater
To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…
(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
How Much Does It Cost To Fit/Replace an Immersion Heater?
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This price is based on a plumber’s rate of £200 per day. It includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials he will need.
(The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
How about………. changing an immersion?
He will charge half a day and a new unit costs about £20…………£120.00
Copper Immersion Heater £20.00
Incoloy Immersion Heater £25.00
The Building Sheriff recommends Peter from gasplumb.com (in West London/Surrey/Middlesex) - he works on The Building Sheriff's own home!
(gas safe no. 529 102)
Price Guide and Information Sheet on the Cost of Fitting/Replacing an Immersion Heater
If you’ve got central heating, you never use the immersion so how do you know it’s “gone”?
Mine “went” last year, the switch is in the kitchen (handily). I found out there was a problem when I switched it by mistake and plunged the house into darkness.
Fitting a new one can be a pig of a job, so I was in denial for the first week. Then I thought it might be the switch so I replaced that. Then I thought it might be the connection on top of the immersion so I fiddled about with that. Then I changed the immersion!
You have to mess about turning off supply tanks and emptying the top of the cylinder. (Actually, you empty at the bottom of the cylinder but it shows at the top first)! That’s after you’ve emptied the whole of the airing cupboard very carefully indeed. Luckily my immersion was sort of accessible so I only had to break my left arm to get to it (I hate plumbing). Amazingly, it unscrewed quite easily, I’ve seen cylinders distort horribly under the monster spanner you have to use.
I didn’t have to wonder why it blew the fuses. The whole of one “arm” had split open exposing the heating element. At last I had my culprit!
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