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Old 10-10-2011, 07:45 AM   #1
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Water heater blanket

Been thinking about getting blanket for water heater for some time.
We have Rheem marathon 80gal older model.

I went to Lowes and bought couple of thermal pad looking blankets.
I have not open up the blankets, but looks like it is more like sheet not form to fit.

Is this best I will be able to find out there?

If so, how do you fit this onto water heater?

Thank you!

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Old 10-10-2011, 07:53 AM   #2
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have you contacted your power company? Some have energy saving programs. They might supply a wrap to you for nothing

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Any of the ones that I have seen have been similar to what you described. They are compressed in the package, but "fluff out" a bit when removed from the package, then wrapped around the heater, cut onsite with scissors to clear the pilot, etc., and the ends are taped to provide a complete wrap.
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