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Bruinator    15

wow, so sorry to hear that. This is all I am going to try before I buy a new one. Where did you get urs and if u dont mind me asking of the price? I am going with a 50 gallon tank instead of 40 which i currently have coz it takes a while b4 the water gets hot.

 

Also, Did u install it urself or did a electrician / plumber install it for u?

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+warwagon    12,166

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sc302    1,576

I went to Lowe’s and found a floor model for $230.  I have a space issue where it can be no wider than 18 inches without making walls disappear.  

 

Installed myself, I have the tools from doing other plumbing work in the house.  

 

I have have a family of 5.  Once the hot water is gone it takes about 30min for me to get hot water again.  I looked at tankless/unlimited hot water and it required several electrical runs due to having 3-4 elements. 

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Bruinator    15
2 minutes ago, sc302 said:

I went to Lowe’s and found a floor model for $230.  I have a space issue where it can be no wider than 18 inches without making walls disappear.  

 

Installed myself, I have the tools from doing other plumbing work in the house. 

How many gallons does urs hold?

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sc302    1,576
Just now, Bruinator said:

How many gallons does urs hold?

40. 

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Bruinator    15
Just now, sc302 said:

40. 

A guy who works at lowes told me he paid for one of the brands lowes sells and it cost around the same as u paid. With an electrician / plumber he paid $300. Do you know the brand and model number of urs?

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Bruinator    15
3 minutes ago, sc302 said:

It was an AO Smith 40 gallon.  It was their 6 year series.   It was the last one in stock (floor model) and it was dented very slightly. 

 

https://m.lowes.com/pd/A-O-Smith-Signature-40-Gallon-Tall-6-year-Limited-4500-Watt-Double-Element-Electric-Water-Heater/1000213649

I will look doe it at a lowes near me. You have been great with quick responses and information all day. TYVM for that and all others as well. SC302. Is it ok to ask more things about water heaters tomorrow if i need to? I will in this thread if it is ok.

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sc302    1,576

Ask away. I am a lowly home owner but had to do some real quick research to do my own.  

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Bruinator    15
7 minutes ago, sc302 said:

Ask away. I am a lowly home owner but had to do some real quick research to do my own.  

Thx again. Have a good night :)

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Bruinator    15

Since it was 11 yrs old i decided to put in a new one thx all.

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Jim K    11,111

Finished installing a new one already?

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Bruinator    15

yep.

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sc302    1,576

A lot less work, right?

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Bruinator    15
23 minutes ago, sc302 said:

A lot less work, right?

hell yes !!

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CrashGordon    418
5 hours ago, Bruinator said:

Since it was 11 yrs old i decided to put in a new one thx all.

Good call. Now you don't have to worry about it for awhile.

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