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My pool heater exchange is leaking. Is it worthwhile replacing this part $ 699.00 plus labor ? The unit is 4 years old. Can the old part be welded or sodered?

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Along with the exchanger you will need header gaskets, manifold gaskets, Pressure switch and tube, igniter or pilot and maybe a temp sensor. I count on all of these when I do an exchanger, total cost about $300.00 Now your over a grand. Labor about two to three hundred, if nothing goes wrong, and hopefully it all get's done right. Now your up over half of a new one and 90 days on parts. I know I make money at this but I make money at rebuilding heaters also. I usually try to get people to go towards the new heater.
Then take a course in pool and spa chemistry. 99.9% of the time this is the cause of a bad exchanger and that is what hurts the other components at the same time.

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