Can anyone tell me what the "hourly BTU input " and the " First hour rating" are for this 75 gal. water heater? Or, tell me where I can get the specs. Reliance doesn't have them on their site. Thanks
Last edited by cbirkenbach; 10-02-2007 at 10:22 AM.
It is probably not a current model, which is why is is not on their website, but you can figure it out.
1) The BTU input is printed on a spec label on the water heater.
2) The first hour delivery can be approximated as follows: Add 70% of the gallon capacity ( = 52 gallons) to the recovery rate which you can use 1 gallon per hour per thousand BTU.
For example, if it was a 60,000 BTU unit, we would add 52 to 60 , givig an approximate FIRST hour of 112 gallons. Important to note that the SECOND and subsequent hours would be 60 gallons per hour.