Plumbing in the Home/Hot water boiler furnace


I have had a  problem with pulsating water from my faucets.  I checked the furance and found that the junction box attached to the Holding tank makes a clicking noise evertime the water pulses. The plumber is telling me that the "baffles" in the holding tank are worn out and that I need a new tank and some valves. Estimate replacement and labot $550.00  Does this sound right?  Any other thing it might be or less expensive fix???. The tank is about thirty years old. Furnace is newere - 2004

He also said that the box that houses the coil is rusted andneeds a gasket to keep it from leaking and destroying the coil inside - $350 to clean existing box and put in new gasket..

Hey Phil,
Sorry I really can't give you an answer to this question being that is is out of my area of expertise but after looking at all of these sites I have learned that your price is just a little higher than one that I found by about $75 and that was with them using one of the higher end tanks, (Well-x-trol WX-250, 44 gallon).  What brand are they putting in and what size is it?  After you look at these sites you will know much more and be able to make a much better decision.

Replacement Costs:

I know this is alot to take in but it will educate you on exactly what is going on with yours and I know it will help you get the best price for the job.
Good Luck!

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