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At Blackman Legal Group, our San Francisco personal injury law attorneys help the seriously injured get financial compensation for the catastrophic injuries they have suffered.
Our personal injury attorneys bring considerable experience to bear on every case we handle. Our lawyers have at least 12 years of practice experience, and are first and foremost trial attorneys. Our experience encompasses a broad spectrum of personal injury claims, from whiplash to serious and catastrophic personal injury actions, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord trauma and paralysis, amputation and loss of limb. Our lawyers also have extensive experience handling wrongful death claims. Call Us Toll-Free at 866-692-8126.

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Replacing a Water Heater Cost

There are two basic types of water heaters: the traditional kind with a storage tank and tankless water heaters. which heat water as needed.

  • With all needed parts and labor, hiring a plumber to install a traditional gas water heater costs $300-$3,500 or more, depending on capacity (with 40 or 50 gallons the most common sizes); length of warranty (typically 5-12 years); and the amount of repairs required to meet current building codes. CostHelper readers report paying an average cost of $948 for a 40 gallon unit (ranging $360-$2,800); an average cost of $1,211 for a 50 gallon unit; and an average cost of $1,937 for a 75 gallon unit (ranging $1,300-$3,588).
  • A tank-style gas water heater can also be purchased at a home improvement store, plumbing supply house or online retailer for $230-$2,000 or more, with installation done separately. Installation costs vary significantly depending on who does the work; the condition of the water heater hook-ups, and if any adaptations are needed to install a new, larger unit in the space. If extensive work is required, installation can cost as much as or more than the water heater. CostHelper readers report paying $70 -$1,706 for installation, for an average expense of $630 .
  • An electric water heater can cost $400-$3,000 or more for complete installation of a conventional storage-tank model and $1,800-$4,500 or more for a tankless model (including a 220V/240V outlet). Electric water heaters typically cost less than gas units but are more expensive to operate.
  • Solar water heaters cost $1,000-$5,000 or more, with installation usually included in the purchase price.
  • A central, whole-house, gas tankless water heater can cost $800-$3,000 or more, without installation. Because tankless systems typically require the addition of a 220V/240V outlet and/or larger-diameter gas pipes than found in an average home, installation can bring the total cost to $1,800-$5,000 or more.

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What should be included:

  • Generally, a one- to two-person household needs a 30-40 gallon water heater while a household of five or more needs 50-80 gallons. However, a tank that puts out more than the household uses hourly wastes money and energy heating extra water. Tankless systems avoid that cost and take up less space, but more than one unit might be needed to shower and run a dishwasher at the same time. The U.S. Department of Energy describes the different types of water heaters [1 ] .
  • Replacing an old water heater with a similar but updated model is relatively straightforward, but new and more-energy efficient units are often larger, and might not fit the existing space or hook-ups.
  • Check with the local planning department; a permit and inspection may be required. Replacement water heaters typically are required to meet current building codes, which may mean upgrading the existing water and gas lines, installing new valves and other parts, and the addition of an expansion tank [2 ] to minimize pressure build-up.

Additional costs:

  • Less expensive units may cost the most to operate. The U.S. Department of Energy explains how to estimate and compare water heating costs [3 ] .


  • Do-it-yourself installation is possible, but can be challenging. This Old House explains how to replace a water heater [4 ]. calling it a moderate-to-difficult project that takes 2-4 hours and requiring basic plumbing skills plus the strength to wrestle out the old unit and carry in the new one. CostHelper readers report paying $385-$750 for do-it-yourself installation of new water heater, at an average cost of $574, while a New Jersey reader reports paying $2,500 a plumber (triple the normal rate) to fix the botched do-it-yourself installation of a 40-gallon water heater.

Shopping for replacing a water heater:

  • EnergySavers.gov lists tips for selecting a new water heater [5 ] .
  • CIDNetwork.com lists tips for choosing a plumber [6 ] .
  • Get several estimates. Request and check references, and be sure the company is properly bonded, insured and licensed [7 ]. Search for any complaints with the>AA www.bbb.org/us/Find-Business-Reviews/>Better Business Bureau .
  • A written contract should include a detailed outline of the work required and materials to be used, and dates within which the project will be done.


Attorney Profiles

Each of our three named partners serve on the Connecticut Board of Governors for the Connecticut Trial Lawyer’s Association. Our attorneys are leaders in professional and community organizations, frequent authors, and lecturers on topics of interest to the legal professionals, and skilled trial lawyers in Connecticut.

To learn more about the professional background of each of our attorneys, click on his or her name below.

Bridgeport: (203) 331-8888
Danbury: (203) 744-4707
Middletown: (860) 343-1051

Bridgeport: (203) 331-8888
Danbury: (203) 744-4707
Middletown: (860) 343-1051

Bridgeport: (203) 331-8888
Danbury: (203) 744-4707
Middletown: (860) 343-1051

Bridgeport: (203) 331-8888
Danbury: (203) 744-4707
Middletown: (860) 343-1051

Bridgeport: (203) 331-8888
Danbury: (203) 744-4707
Middletown: (860) 343-1051

Bridgeport: (203) 331-8888
Danbury: (203) 744-4707
Middletown: (860) 343-1051

Bridgeport: (203) 331-8888
Danbury: (203) 744-4707
Middletown: (860) 343-1051

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We serve the following localities: Litchfield County, Torrington, New Milford, Fairfield County, Danbury, Bridgeport, Stamford, New Haven County, New Haven, Waterbury, Southbury, Middlesex County, Middletown, Hartford County, Hartford, Bristol, New Britain, Tolland County, Tolland, Rockville, Vernon, Windham County, Windham, New London County, New London, and Norwich.

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Changes Chapter 13 Plan

If my salary changes after I file Chapter 13, what impact would this have on my monthly obligations?

There is no simple answer to this question, so this may take a bit.

Under the bankruptcy code, you may be required to contribute your projected disposable income toward plan payments for the first 36 months of the plan. (I say may because the code [11 U.S.C. � 1325(b)(1) ] only requires you to contribute your full disposable income to plan payments if the trustee or a creditor require it. Our experience is that the trustee always requires it, at least at the start of the plan.) Whether changes in your salary will require changes in your plan payment depends on when and how much the salary changes, as well as other changes in your circumstances.

  • When your income changes.
    1. Before the plan has been confirmed. After the case has been filed, but before the court has entered an order making it binding on creditors (which may take about 6 months), the Trustee will be looking closely at your disposable income and will require that plan payments be consistent with your disposable income.
    2. After the 36th month of the plan. If your plan is longer than 36 months in length, the code makes no specific requirement that disposable income be contributed to the plan beyond the first 36 months. Locally, the trustees have accepted this limitation and have not asked for increases in plan payments based on increased income after the 36th month.
    3. After your plan has been confirmed, but within the first 36 months. There is some authority to suggest that the plan is confirmed based upon projected disposable income and that changes in your income do not necessitate changes in your plan payments. Our experience has been that the trustee does not accept that view and will ask that your payments be adjusted if your disposable income changes significantly. If this view were rigidly adopted, the trustee would have to monitor your income closely. The trustee does not do this, and there is authority to suggest that this is beyond the scope of his duties. Locally, one trustee has been requiring that debtors provide him with copies of income tax returns for the first two years of the plan. If he finds a significant increase in income, he asks for an amended budget to determine whether disposable income has increased. If it has, he asks for an increase in plan payments.
  • How much the salary changes, and other changes.
    The plan payments are based on disposable income, not just income. Disposable income is that portion of your income left over after you meet all of your reasonable living expenses (all of your expenses including not just rent/mortgage, utilities, food, clothing, but reasonable allowances for recreation, etc.). If your income goes up, but so do your expenses, there would be no change in disposable income. If your disposable income does go up significantly, the trustee may ask for an increase in your payments. If your payments increase, and if the length of your plan is greater than 36 months, the increase in payments is usually accompanied by a reduction in the length of the plan. In such a case you would simply be paying the plan off sooner.

Can I sell a car which secures a debt being paid by my Chapter 13 plan?

The short answer is yes , but it may not be practical.

If you do sell a vehicle which is being paid by the plan, the debt secured by the vehicle will no longer have to be paid in the plan. However, payments will still go to the secured creditor unless you modify the plan. You may ask that your plan be modified to remove the car payment, which may allow the plan to be reduce in length or the amount of payments. Even if you modify your plan, you will still be required to contribute your disposable income to the plan during the first 36 months.

It has been our experience that it is usually not practical to sell a vehicle being paid for by the plan. It is rare that a vehicle is worth more than the balance owed on the loan. In order to sell the vehicle, the full balance owed to the creditor must be paid–not the reduced amount that must be paid to the creditor under the plan. The full balance is greater than a buyer would be willing to pay.

If you decide that you no longer want the vehicle, it is generally possible to give it back to the creditor even if you cannot find a buyer. In that case the plan can usually be modified to remove payment of the vehicle from the plan and possibly reduce the length of the plan or the amount of the payments.

Can I pay off my Chapter 13 plan early?

You can pay ahead a few months on your plan without any problems. Whether you can pay the entire balance of you plan off depends on how many months you are into your plan, and how much of the debt your plan actually pays:

  1. You can if your plan pays off 100% of all of your bills. If your plan pays all of the creditors 100% of the debt, you can pay off your plan at any time. Most Chapter 13 plans significantly reduce the amount of money you have to pay back to creditors in order to discharge all of your debts.
  2. You may not be able to if you have completed less than 36 months of your plan. If you have completed less than 36 months of your plan, the Chapter 13 trustees may object to an early payoff. This is because � 1325(b) of the code allows the Trustee and unsecured creditors to require that debtor pay all of their projected disposable income for three years into the plan. The trustees that object to early payoff believe that they should be able to increase the amount paid into the plan if the debtor’s disposable income increases during this three year period, and if an early payoff is allowed they will not be able to do this.
    However, a number of cases supported the granting of a discharge where the plan has payments are made earlier than the 36th month:
    • Matter of Casper, 154 B.R. 243 (N.D.Ill. 1993) [Debtors discharged their obligation under plan by paying to trustee sufficient funds to cover the 10% owed on unsecured creditors’ claims as provided by plan; trustee’s subsequent motion to modify plan was denied.]
    • In re Smith, 237 B.R. 621 (Bkrtcy.E.D.Tex. 1999) [Debtor was entitled a discharge once she used gift from her family to make lump sum payment of all monies due and owing and expected to be paid under her plan even if received several months before minimum 36-month term of plan.]
    • In re Easley, 205 B.R. 334 (Bankr.M.D.Fla. 1996) [Debtor moved to accelerate plan payments, using money loaned by debtor’s parents and the Trustee objected. The court held that debtor was not required to increase plan payments with loaned funds.]
    • Matter of Koerperich, 5 B.R. 752 (Bkrtcy.D.Neb. 1980) [Debtor who files a zero-payment plan has completed the payments under the plan and is eligible for a discharge.]
  3. You probably can if you have completed 36 months of your plan. If you are in the 36th or later month of your plan, the Chapter 13 trustees will usually accept payment of the balance of the plan payments at any time.

What is the balance of my Chapter 13 plan?

In most of cases filed by our office, you can easily calculate the balance you will need to pay to complete your plan. Look on the first page of the order confirming the plan which was mailed to you after your plan was confirmed. Find the amount of your payments in paragraph 1 (Future earnings or income) and the length of the plan in paragraph 2 (Duration). Multiply the amount of each plan payment from paragraph 1 times the number of months which have not been paid from paragraph 2. If your plan has been modified, you will also need to check each modification order to see if the payment amounts or duration have been changed. There is no deduction in interest for an early payoff or any early payoff penalty.

Our office does not handle payments or the records of what payments have been made. If you want a statement of payments made or of the balance due, you will need to contact your trustee directly.

These questions and answers are not intended as legal advice or as a statement of the law. They are intended to suggest areas which you should discuss with your attorney.

Although Bankruptcy law is Federal code applicable to all states, the way it is applied may depend upon state law and varying practices of the courts, trustees, and even attorneys. As a result, some of these answers are directly applicable only in cases filed by our office in Arizona.

This page was last revised: 09/18/04


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One of our main goals is to support the individual through the beginning stages of recovery while also assisting with the development of initial educational and vocational choices and decisions. The chemically dependent young person will usually have academic problems and often a poor work ethic. For this reason, many young recovering people need the support of a structured, long-term care program.

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New requirements – effective fall 2016 – can be completed in one year at a rate of two courses per semester and include the following:

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Total required courses: 6

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