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Startingover 05-04-2012 04:48 PM

size of hot water heater
 
Another expense in my not so distant future will be a new hot water heater as the home inspector said it's 10 years old and the average age is 8-12.

This is a 2 bathroom home with one occupant. (me). Is there an average size? Do I need to go with the 40 gallon size that's currently installed?

My daughter, with whom I'm currently staying, has a 2 bathroom home and she has a 30 gallon tank. With 2 of us here now we haven't run short of hot water.

She has a Rheem. Are there any brands (without violating posting rules) that could be recommended or that I should avoid.

thank you

a7ecorsair 05-04-2012 06:26 PM

Are you looking at gas or electric for the Water Heater? Gas has a faster recovery.

Startingover 05-04-2012 06:34 PM

as far as I know gas is not available in this area.

thanks

ben's plumbing 05-04-2012 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Startingover (Post 914501)
as far as I know gas is not available in this area.

thanks

then I would stay with 40 gal electric...I use bradford white water heaters...:yes:


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