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Old 01-05-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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What brands of residential water heaters are better and which ones are not good? Thank you.
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I'd say avoid the tankless kinds, unless you have special circumstances.
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Bradford-White = tank
Rinnai = tankless

About the best you can get.

Whirlpool, G-E = CRAP for tank
Bosch = CRAP for tankless
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i think there are only 2 or 3 u.s. heater manufactures.all they do is slap different stickers on them.you pay for the warranty.you pay for a 6yr.warranty,the manufacturer hopes it last 6yrs and 1 day and so on.the best thing to remember is that to keep the heater above 120 deg.F,ad a exp. tank sized for your heater and set to the incoming water pressure if you have a backflow preventer,pressure reducing or a water meter with dual check valve on the supply line to your house.thermal exp.tears up water heaters.
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forget-you don't a exp. tank on a tankless heater
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Bosch = CRAP for tankless
Maybe I'm just lucky, but mines about 10 years old now and works as well as it did on day 1.
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what brand is it?
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Rudolph,
Thank you very much. Scouring the internet led me to believe that Bradford White was better quality than all the others. you confirmed that. Can only get a Bradford White from a licensed plumber? No one sells them to the public?
Did you get much snow in central Illinois? I live in St. Charles, MO. We got 4-5 inches of snow and the temperature is dropping!
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about the same here.waiting for the wind and frigid cold
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Maybe I'm just lucky, but mines about 10 years old now and works as well as it did on day 1.
I concur. I recently installed the ES 800 GWH (NG) model. Installed it myself without problems. Works great. It's so efficient I was able to vent it with PVC pipe.
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