Originally Posted by bas2000
I got a quote from a local shop for water pump and tstat intall at $90 an hour
3 hours for water pump = $270
2.5 hours for tstat = $225
total labor = $495
They are ripping you off. The T-stat is bolted to the water pump. The T-stat is removed during the water pump replacement procedure, so they should not charge you any labor to replace the T-stat. 3 hours for the water pump is about an hour too long IMO, but $270 for that work is not a bad price.