john mcginnis wrote:Nice selection for points. I have only one gripe -- way too lite on the score for a water heater install. I'ved wired up a couple of house and a subpanel or two. In comparison a WH install is a royal PITA.
Lets compare, sub panel vs WH:
* Dealing with 10# of material. Some set up can be done before mounted to the wall.
* Main feed and runs are not that hard, trim and fit.
* Add breakers.
* Test ground.
Water Heater --
* Dealing with 100-150# of material. Twice that if a replacement.
* Drain tank.
* Disconnect service.
* Disconnect water service
* Place new heater.
* Connect water service
* Connect service
Only fair points wise if you are giving 4 points for the plumbing badge.
I would rather chew nails than replace a water heater. And the !#@#$% @#$^#$^ manufacturers seem to move the inlets and outlets an inch or so every decade so that you have to reroute piping just so. Sigh.... Apologize for the rant.