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  1. #1
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    Default Water heater repaired..... opinions needed.

    I recently had my 40gal water heater replaced. Due to a leak at the bottom. I had a Richmond Miser replaced with a Reliance 606. I paid $530, even with a home warranty. They did not cover the expansion tank or new gas line. Both items were not to code. Here is a picture. Please tell me what you think of the quality of work.


    BTW: I wrapped the hot water line myself.
    Last edited by kaspiahn; 11-17-2009 at 06:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Water heater repaired..... opinions needed.

    Dang! That is perty!

    No support for the tank? Dunno, ain't a plumber.

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    Default Re: Water heater repaired..... opinions needed.

    That's terrible! Send that picture along with your plumbers name to the local code authority, I think he needs to redo his plumbing exam.

    "Use only with potable water system. Do not operate in a
    setting with freezing temperatures or where the temperature
    can exceed 200F and do not exceed the maximum working pressure specified for this Product in the Manual. Mount vertically only."

    Usually potable water tanks are blue or white, the grey tank makes me think it's for heating and the following quote from Extrol will spell out whats wrong here:

    POTABLE WATER AND RADIANT HEATING
    WARNING. DANGER: This Product must not be used
    in radiant heating, potable water or open systems of any kind. These systems
    contain oxygenated water that will cause internal corrosion and premature
    Product failure. Use Therm-X-Trol for portable water and Radiant Extrol for
    radiant heating systems.

    What do you mean the gas line wasn't up to code?
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    Default Re: Water heater repaired..... opinions needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by plumbinghelp.ca View Post
    What do you mean the gas line wasn't up to code?
    The gas line to the heater was made of the wrong material. I forgot what he said it was. But code now calls for a different type.

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    Default Re: Water heater repaired..... opinions needed.

    I plan on redoing the cold water side. I want to put in a ball valve and get rid of the saddle valve. I may relocate the expasion tank if it is supposed to be installed vertically.

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