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Old 10-03-2010, 02:57 PM   #1
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Carrying water heater on its side?

Some guy at Lowe's say it will cause the glass lining to collapse.
Specifically, it's an electric water heater.

I know that anode rod suspends vertically. Would the lateral stress cause it to snap bend or snap if I carry it on its side? If so, is it just a matter of removing the anode rod and carrying it separately so its not stressed at the mount?

Guy at Home Depot says its perfectly ok


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Old 10-03-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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One problem is that the turbulator may become detached and slide down onto the burners, where is gradually collapses as it overheats:



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Any problem carrying a electric one in my car?
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I just bought one home from the depot (electric) and installed it for a friend it was laying down ... works like a charm.. maybe I lucked out.

Just go easy and try not to bump it to much or bang it around. Good luck.
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