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  1. Or this one? ...

    Or this one?

    http://fierychill.com/rheem-ap11345c-anode-rod-0-840-in-diameter-x-44-3-16-in-long-magnesium

    2 inch longer and 40 dollars less?
  2. Hackney... Ifound this one for 1/3 the cost...

    Hackney...

    Ifound this one for 1/3 the cost and it is a Rheem magnesium 44" from the same company for 20 bucks.....
    ...
  3. Hackney.... Thanks man! As usual...you...

    Hackney....

    Thanks man!

    As usual...you always come through with the info!

    Hope I can break the 12 yr old anode loose!
  4. Where to find Magnesium Anodes for 50 Gal Gas GE/Rheem? Model PG50T9A....Thanks!

    I've checked all over the net and can't find a 42" Magnesium Anode for a 12 yr old GE Profile (Rheem) 50 Gallon Gas WH.

    I am looking for a 42" that will fit GE/Rheem 50 Gallon Gas Tall built in...
  5. It's vertical-it's bent left tp right....

    The Valve is vertical in that is not tilted up of down.

    It is bent laterally(not screwed perpindicular/bent) to the tank-thus thats what I mean bent to the left when looking down the tank from...
  6. Hackney..... Here is the exact Robertshaw...

    Hackney.....

    Here is the exact Robertshaw valve.....

    http://www.drillspot.com/products/79663/Robertshaw_110-202_Water_Heater_Control


    Wow...that shank penetrates into the tank for the...
  7. Thanks for all your replies....! Although the...

    Thanks for all your replies....!

    Although the control screws into the tank-does it permeate through the tank to the inside lining?

    The other WH that was crushed on top had the control knob...
  8. Canted Control Valve on new GE water heater from HD...Buy it or not?

    I bought a HD GE 50 gal gas 9yr online and went to get it at HD since HD's GE/Rheem is phasing out the old mechanical(Unitrol type) w/piezo and I want to get one w/o the Honeywell ICON's that are set...
  9. Yes that would be Rheems 42VR50...Badged as the...

    Yes that would be Rheems 42VR50...Badged as the GE SG50T12AVG...

    All this FVIR, Tank leaks and TRD talk...I'll pay HD the 99 bucks for the lifetime ( years 2-12) complete labor/parts/replacement...
  10. Two tanks leaking in two weeks...Sure it's not...

    Two tanks leaking in two weeks...Sure it's not the plumber as what are the odds two Rheems leak in two weeks?

    Hackney mentioned BW is having tank and valve probs(ICON)-so the top two MFGS are...
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    See message below.....
  12. Point taken....Does that void the warranty? But...

    Point taken....Does that void the warranty? But that will void the warranty.

    Thanks....

    BTW...My plastic valve is plugged when wide open - so it is a big deal going forward.....I am going to...
  13. Master Plumber Mark.... We posted at the same...

    Master Plumber Mark....

    We posted at the same time.....

    Big dilemma here...I can get the GE (Rheem 2250VF1?)) 6 yr for 429 or the 9Yr for 549.....Both have plastic Drains-you have to go 12 yr...
  14. Thanks HJ!

    "I have seen MANY "big box" products with defects that would never have passed a good "final inspection" so the implication is that they never had a "final inspection".


    My current 10-11 year old...
  15. Perhaps this Laing would work in the MBR under...

    Perhaps this Laing would work in the MBR under the sink?

    http://www.hvacquick.com/catalog_files/Laing_AutoCirc_ECM_IOM.pdf
  16. Hackney...... Thanks for that info! I was...

    Hackney......

    Thanks for that info!

    I was worried about the temp/flow rate as the house is plumbed with 3/4" Flowguard Gold CPVC (11 yr old) which I do not want to stress out with too high a...
  17. Hackney..... Amen....Thanks for that info.......

    Hackney.....

    Amen....Thanks for that info....

    I am looking at the FHR/Recovery difference between two Rheem Fury 50's Gas WH's (or GE @HD)


    One has a FHR/Recovery of 83/40.4 (42VR50-40F)...
  18. Hackney.... Xlnt post! ...

    Hackney....

    Xlnt post!

    Thanks....Interesting info on the TRD!

    Yeah...this great forum kept me clear of the American(Whirlpool) junk they sell at Lowe's.

    I can order the Rheem for 125 less...
  19. Thanks ! 'Twas getting confused!:confused:

    Thanks !


    'Twas getting confused!:confused:
  20. American makes Whirlpool.......

    Yikes...I thought they were the company to avoid after the Whirlpool debacle. Cjeck this.....

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/american_water_heater.html

    I remember when the "Tow Truck...
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    How to prevent massive H20 leaks...FloodStop Valves.

    I am very sorry to hear of your flood.

    I had one w/a washer that kept filling.

    The thing going forward is how to prevent these super unknowns.

    I use FloodStop valves(electric ball solenoid)...
  22. In laymans terms......

    Are you referring, when you say ball valve, the drain on the WH? And what does "buy on cost mean"?

    Both the Rheem and BW have Brass drain valves-so I am confused.

    Could you please elaborate? ...
  23. Bradford White get HORRIFIC reviews vs. Rheem? What?

    Hey there!

    New to the board...Been reading lots of great advice.....

    Got my choice of WHs narrowed down to

    Rheem Fury 42VR50-40F (about 450...50 gal gas 82 FHR)

    or
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