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  1. Let's be clear: the dents are not just isolated...

    Let's be clear: the dents are not just isolated to the exterior sheet metal. The inner metal around the bottom edge of the tank itself, I'll call it the combustion chamber...a couple of those vents...
  2. I realize the sheet metal is cosmetic, but as I...

    I realize the sheet metal is cosmetic, but as I mentioned, a few of the vents around the outer bottom edge are also dented/bent...
  3. Brand New DAMAGED Water Heater Installed Yesterday - Should I worry?

    Calling all experts/pros:

    Yesterday, I had a Bradford White water heater professionally installed, my american water heater had died.

    I was very pleased with plumber, the service, and the water...
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    How do I remove the cartridge, and how do I know...

    How do I remove the cartridge, and how do I know which one to buy? Do I need any special tools?
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    Okay, Here's an update. I took pictures, both...

    Okay,

    Here's an update. I took pictures, both without & with the cover. There doesn't seem to be a brand name on the thing. Here are links to the pics:

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    I'm pretty sure it's a no-name brand (cheap...

    I'm pretty sure it's a no-name brand (cheap builder stuff?), and yes it is an anti scald pb type....I'll try to post pics later today or tomorrow.
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    Thanks DonL, we're on city water.

    Thanks DonL, we're on city water.
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    Sorry, I should have specified, it's a single...

    Sorry, I should have specified, it's a single handle, and it's probably under 10 years old (if that means anything).
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    I don't think there's a pressure reg, and only...

    I don't think there's a pressure reg, and only one of the two showers in the house does it, no other problems with pipe noise in the house.
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    Actually, the pipe tapping/banging sound is more...

    Actually, the pipe tapping/banging sound is more like a slow jackhammer, somewhere between a handheld jackhammer (street worker) and a jackhammer attachment on a large track/backhoe. Definitely...
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    Machine Gun Shower

    Hello,

    I live in a ranch house on a slab (NW AR), when the shower in the bathroom @ one end of the house is used, you can distinctly hear a rapid tapping/banging in the pipes @ the other end of...
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    Water Heater prices and installation

    Hello All!

    I'm looking at getting Bradford White GX-1-55S6BN...is $1,204 a good price? Here's a link:...
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    Okay, I now understand the specs, thank you! ...

    Okay, I now understand the specs, thank you!

    Getting back to the installation, what is a fair range for cost of installation: removing the old wh (which works fine), replacing it with the new, if...
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    Can someone help me understand the difference...

    Can someone help me understand the difference between "first hour delivery" and recovery rate? That hi-po BW: http://www.bradfordwhite.com/products2.asp?id=1&product_id=168 has a first hour delivery...
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    hj- boy you know how to make a guy feel dumb,...

    hj- boy you know how to make a guy feel dumb, lol. Of course, I hadn't considered the door, and yes, it's too narrow...about 23.5". I did look up the BW model you referred to:...
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    Late today I got a ball-park quote over the...

    Late today I got a ball-park quote over the phone, does $288-$432 sound fair for a water heater installation (labor only, I provide the unit)?

    Thanks!
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    We're now thinking about this 75gal unit:...

    We're now thinking about this 75gal unit: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_04233176000P?prdNo=3 has a 12yr tank & parts warranty.

    Along with this tempering valve:...
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    Thanks for the input, but we don't have enough...

    Thanks for the input, but we don't have enough space for an additional tank, the closet it's in is only big enough for one tank.
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    wow, sounds like a tankless would be way too...

    wow, sounds like a tankless would be way too expensive....what about a larger water heater, say 75+ gal? I guess that would make a sizeable difference, especially if we coupled that w/a tempering...
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    If we were to go the tempering valve route, could...

    If we were to go the tempering valve route, could we then just turn the temp on the heater up the whole way, or is that bad for the heater?
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    Thanks for the reply, Jimbo. The closet that...

    Thanks for the reply, Jimbo.

    The closet that houses the h20 heater is 31"wx34"dx7'-4"h.

    We have 2 showers that would run at the same time. Dishwasher is rarely run in the mornings, 99.9% @...
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    Water Heater Help

    Hello All!
    We are a family of 6 with a 50 gallon gas water heater, kids showers & baths used to be primarily @ night, but the kids are getting older and they're now more in the mornings. 6 people...
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    Cast Iron Baseboard---shorten?

    Hello all!

    I've got some experience installing cast iron radiators, but I've got one here that I'm unsure about. It's the cast iron baseboard radiator pictured below. This thing has what look...
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