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Oven Replacement in Ipswich

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by fozzy, 10th Mar, 2016.

  1. fozzy

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    Hi,

    I've got an investment property in Ipswich which is managed by a local property manager since we are in Victoria. We've had the tenant complain about the oven seal falling off and a local electrician went out to look at it. He has said that a piece of the glass door is missing meaning the seal won't stay in so he has quoted to replace the under bench oven and cooktop (he said both need replacing because its a combined unit). But the quote comes to $2000 which seems quite expensive, and it doesn't specify the replacement unit make and model or a breakdown of parts and labour.

    Who would you normally get to look at replacing an oven in a rental property? Should I just call another electrician, or are there specialists who replace appliances? Does anyone have any recommendations for the Ipswich area for that type of thing?

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  2. TMNT

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    whats a combined under bench oven? is it your standard uprigth ones?

    regarldess you can get a cooktop and oven for $700, even $500 for a cheap brand, plus installation, should be well under $2k, maybe even $1k if the job isnt too hard
     
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  3. Paul@PFI

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    It is OK to question the quote and seek information on what the quoted model is etc. Appliances online (and other retailers) offer deliver to site (co-operating with tenant needed) and the instal can be done by them all inclusive.

    Best to have a pic of the existing unit and its instal so you don't order wrong type !! There are combo units which need to fit a benchtop cut out and there is not a real standard cut out (its sort of standard!!). Some fit to a empty space between benches and have own burners on top. Elec ignition ? Gas ? Gas + Elec ? How many Amps ? Grill / No grill ?

    The electrician may be taking the pi55. $2K for a 900mm perhaps not a standard 600mm unit.
     
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  4. fozzy

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    Thanks TMNT, that's part of my problem, I haven't been to the property for a couple of years so I'm just going by some photos. On the quote he said the oven glass isn't available as a spare part and the oven and cooktop need to be replaced because its a combined unit. From the photos it looks like the oven is an under bench oven and the cooktop is on the bench top above it. I don't have the model number, but I believe its a Simpson.

    I thought $2k was pretty expensive.
     
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    we've just had a stove ( and hot plate ) stand alone unit replaced in an Ipswich IP , was around 8-900.

    2K I'd be asking for another quote ....

    In Ipswich I wouldn't be going up market in an IP

    Cliff
     
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  6. Paul@PFI

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    Ipswich...Buy a weber. And write "to be used outside" on it
     
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  7. fozzy

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    Thanks Paul, I don't think I could do that. I checked with the property manager and she said the replacement needs to be "like for like"
     
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    I agree with TMNT (which one are u?)

    Main issue will be getting units that fit the existing kitchen cabinet holes, if there the larger 900mm width its gunna cost ya more than a standard 600x600 (unless you also replace the benchtop etc)

    A handyman can install the units, make sure it suits/fits etc.
    Whilst its Very easy to wire up, unfortunately it needs to be done by a licenced $parky if concerned about fire/insurance.

    Get the impression its electric, not gas, others may know better deals but;
    Esatto 60cm Ceramic Cooktop & Fan Forced Oven Pack EOC6 (stoves much easier to keep clean)
    Can save yourself 5% if you go this way - Woolworths Gift Cards | Cashrewards
    Or 2% cashback this way - http://www.cashrewards.com.au/masters
     
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  9. Heinz57

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    I replaced an oven on Christmas Eve at Ipswich through my property manager electrician. I think I paid a premium for the season. Charged me $300 more than I could have got retail at Harvey Norman so probably $400 - 500 Margin plus labour for the sparky.

    I didn't want to shop around for an oven at a time when I was busy. I didn't have to spend Christmas in Ipswich. My tenant got to roast her Turkey which she was freaking about.

    2015 was the year of the oven - also replaced 2 gas ones in my unit block at close to $2000 each. Again am fairly sure the gas fitter got a healthy margin out of me.

    Yes I am happy for all of the above because my wonderful property manager took care of everything and all I have to do is depreciate the possibly inflated replacements.

    If I was interstate I wouldn't want the hassle of haggling over replacement white goods.
     
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  10. dabbler

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    No, you replace it with what you like, as long as it is useable & safe etc. Ie you can change to a combo, or split if you feel like it.....up to you, your paying :)

    It is either a combined unit, or it is not, if not, you could replace just the required item, such as an oven.

    I also find a lot of PM when asked to get another quote, simply pass on the other quote, this is a problem if the first quote is quoting for the wrong thing,....it can be a pain, but need not be.
     
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    find an Oven on gumtree cheap, arrange PM or Electrican to collect and install. Cheap. done.
     
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  12. fozzy

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    Thanks for the replies and comments everyone. I ended up phoning the electrician who gave the original quote. He said it is a combined unit which has a separate oven and stove, but the stove controls are actually on the oven, so you can't just replace one. He said the unit he quoted on was the closest size to the current one, but still no details about make or model. I've since phoned another electrician and the property manager has organised for him to give a quote. Hopefully that quote will be more reasonable.
     
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    Sounds like a normal 54cm wide combo.....they are aroun 600 for a name brand, masters is selling off one of it's brands for 399 on special this week I noticed today.
     
  14. WestOz

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    Did u see this in store, brochure, online? (Gotta Link?)
     
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    I just saw a letterbox phamplet that came today in Sydney....

    I can scan and post tomorrow if they do not have it locally ...
     
  16. WestOz

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    Must be the Esatto your referring to, it's freestanding.
     
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    PS...yes it was that brand & free standing 54cm