the odds of a water heater blowing up is probably once every two or three years...in a country of over 210 million poeple
YES it does happen, but your odds are better for you to
hit the power-ball lottery than to have one ever blow up on you
the odds that I have two of them in my front window that blew up is astronomicalThe voice of reason in an ocean of bone heads.basically what I am saying is the things are pretty damn safe.
and they have been safe for decades.....
without the thermal tanks on them.
as far as making fire sprinklers a law for all homes, to save a few lives
that aint ever gonna happen
For the guy that wants to save a life with house sprinklers, wait until he gets the bill for NOT passing flow test, and he needs a 3000 gallon tank and a 3 HP pump installed. Better skip his next car: and that car with all the new air bags is 25,000 times more likely to save him and the kid than 500 miles of sprinkler pipe.
COMMON SENSE - Redwood missed that distribution day before the stork dropped him off.
I got a LOT of family in the last say, 80 years. All over the world. Not one funeral for a water heater bomb, a house fire, or poisoning from a garden hose. But now we all protection from them by LAW - we are criminals without them!
This country is being poisoned by a pack of overeducated and lily white college grads that never got their hands scratched or dirty.
And RW stirs the pot....Yes, of course welds are exempt from metal fatigue...Originally Posted by ballvalve
When one builds a airlliner like a water heater or a submarine, without riveted aluminum sheets, then we wont end up with convertible 737's.
Welds dont blow at 10 or 20 PSI. Submarines fail when AUXILIARY systems cause it to drop like a rock to beneath its design pressure.
As to the stupidity about stress cracking in your water heater: BS - My air compressor runs between 90 and 175 PSI for 25 years all day, and just loves it. Maybe you would put a expansion tank on it?