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Old 01-14-2011, 11:11 PM   #16
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Well, if they keep on trying out all of these FVIR gadgets that have been a plumber's headache since 2007, the "less parts to fail" thing may be a thing of the past as well. Even though it's a simple procedure, even the standard tank type water heater needs to be maintained these days.


They still don't need as much maintance as a tankless. Most have never flushed their tank wh don't flush a tankless & your in for a big expense. For the most Part ( after the class action lawsuits) I think the bugs have been worked out of most if not all the FVIR gadgets


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Old 01-14-2011, 11:17 PM   #17
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Are you guys on here to help people out or just to debate each other?

If they will sell to you. you will probably have to purchase a power vented wh from a distributor such as plumbing supply. That's the only place in my area that sells them.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:21 PM   #18
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To the original question.... I answered it in my first post,

I like State water heaters for the tank-type, Rinnai for the tankless, and I'm starting to consider trying out the Navien tankless units out.

I don't know where you live but we have Ferguson plumbing supply houses around here. You can go to either of those brands' website and find your local distributor. I'm not big on anything you can get at the box stores but, i'm a plumber..... what do i know?
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:23 PM   #19
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Is State a power vented or a standard tank water heater?
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:26 PM   #20
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and as always, ask your local code enforcement official to see whether or not you are even allowed to do the gas piping yourself. lots of jurisdictions do not want anyone messing with gas who aren't licensed plumbers. and also verify the need for a permit with your replacement b/c they are required here. really it's for you own safety. not saying that you can't do the work or insulting your intelligence but, you only get one shot, when messing with gas, to get it right.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:27 PM   #21
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all the major players make a power vent Bradford White, State, Rheem, AO Smith
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:29 PM   #22
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Is State a power vented or a standard tank water heater?
State (a brand name) makes any residential or commercial water heater that exists.. they also have their own tankless too but, i've never used it.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:30 PM   #23
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Not actually installing the WH myself. I am really just trying to double check the quote I have for the install. There isn't alot of comparison shopping when it comes to a WH install. The plumber just says "this is what you should do".
To be honest, I haven't got any extremely helpful answers yet, just alot of shop talk. Not very helpful for a newbie.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:33 PM   #24
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Not actually installing the WH myself. I am really just trying to double check the quote I have for the install. There isn't alot of comparison shopping when it comes to a WH install. The plumber just says "this is what you should do".
To be honest, I haven't got any extremely helpful answers yet, just alot of shop talk. Not very helpful for a newbie.

not really understanding..... every question you've asked has been answered. What else do you need to know... will be glad to help
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:37 PM   #25
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Really?
The only question I asked was "what brand of power vented water heater would you install?"

You guys went on a multi thread rant for a while on which type of water heater is best, tankless or self generated or regulat tank etc......

Then someone told me that every "major player" makes a power vented.

I hope I don't sound ungrateful, but all I am looking for is a recommendation on a type of power vented water heater.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:41 PM   #26
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It wouldn't matter to me. But , just for you . Buy a State
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:47 PM   #27
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Really?
The only question I asked was "what brand of power vented water heater would you install?"

You guys went on a multi thread rant for a while on which type of water heater is best, tankless or self generated or regulat tank etc......

Then someone told me that every "major player" makes a power vented.

I hope I don't sound ungrateful, but all I am looking for is a recommendation on a type of power vented water heater.

Well, I sincerely apologize for tainting your thread. You asked for opinions on brands of water heaters (I gave mine) Then you put in there;
"I do not need any recommendations on power vented vs. tankless (unless you have a REALLY strong inclination as to why they are so much better); already made the decision to go power vented"

I feel that I have a really strong tendency toward the tankless and MY customers have told me that they are glad they chose tankless.

So if you didn't want anyones' opinion, why bother with the, "unless you have a really strong inclination... blah, blah....." Were it not there, I may not have responded to your post altogether. You ARE on a public forum... expect PUBLIC discussion
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:56 PM   #28
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blah..blah.. is right. This may be a public discussion, but I think the intent is to help people get real answers to home improvement questions, not to give people a form to give editorial opinions/rants.

Were you really just looking for a post that said "please give your opinion on why tankless water heaters are the best?"
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:02 AM   #29
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blah..blah.. is right. This may be a public discussion, but I think the intent is to help people get real answers to home improvement questions, not to give people a form to give editorial opinions/rants.

Were you really just looking for a post that said "please give your opinion on why tankless water heaters are the best?"
Uh.. NO.. your TITLE said "Power Vented Water Heater" so I was assuming, since this is a DIY chatroom that you may be having an issue with an existing one that I could help you diagnose. You leave the door open for opinion and then pretend like we are "shop talking" on your silly thread. If you do not wish to be educated why even research the subject at all? Why not just go with what your plumber quoted and get back to your little world? You'll be just as smart either way.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:03 AM   #30
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It may have taken a few post. But, you got your answer. Go with a STATE brand power vent water heater


Have a good 1 plumber. I'm calling it a night. Loooong day tomorrow

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