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  1. Yes, the new one has a separate hex style anode...

    Yes, the new one has a separate hex style anode rod towards the back of the unit. I'll check it after a year. If I notice unusually high wear I will add a second one. That's a good idea.
  2. My water hardness is about 8 (primarily from...

    My water hardness is about 8 (primarily from manganese). I installed a softener on the system (1mo ago) as well as a sediment filter (2 yrs ago). My recharge rate is about once a week as we don't use...
  3. I installed the GE (Rheem) 9yr unit PG40S09AVJ00...

    I installed the GE (Rheem) 9yr unit PG40S09AVJ00 last evening. It seems like it is a well built unit. It certainly appears to work less than my 19yo Bradford White of course, in fairness, I think the...
  4. Okay I will go with the GE/Rheem. It is an easy...

    Okay I will go with the GE/Rheem. It is an easy swap. I'd prefer to get an Energy Star model, but the re-routing required doesn't seem worth the effort. Also, when you compare the actual annual...
  5. Okay well the GE (Rheem) 9yr unit that fits my...

    Okay well the GE (Rheem) 9yr unit that fits my application is the PG40S09AVJ00 available at HD. I have read a few positive reviews of this unit. If I install this unit correctly and properly maintain...
  6. Okay that is good to know. My local supply house...

    Okay that is good to know. My local supply house has a State Select 40 gallon short style tank for a very reasonable price. It does appear to be a well built unit with brass valves. It is only the 6...
  7. I'd get another Bradford White if I could find a...

    I'd get another Bradford White if I could find a supply house who would sell me one. I am not too concerned with the warranty, rather I am looking to buy the highest quality unit I can at a...
  8. GE (Rheem) or State 40 gal short gas - which one?

    I need a new gas water heater as my 19yo Bradford White has developed a tank leak. I am considering a GE with a 9 year warranty from HD or a State Select with a 6 year warranty from a local plumbing...
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