plastic hot water heater

Article in local paper ( Nashville, Tn.) a few weeks ago told about a water heater that a guy developed. It has a copper finned coil inside a plastic tank surrounded by another tank with foam insulation between. No anodoate rod, T & P valve ,just fill up the tank with water. He got small business man of the year. I called him & got a brochure, it looks like any other heater. In Fla. ( Destin ) hot water smells terrible it not used every day. Going to see about installing one in my condo. He sez they are guaranteed against leaking for ten years & only use one thermostat & heat unit. Price was about $375.00 has good hot flow rate & recovery. He said took him ten years to meet all Gov. regs.
Michael Lane
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On Jul 4, 5:46?pm, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Michael Lane) wrote:

been there seen that before. many years ago sears sold a lifetime tank, with seperate heat exchanger with copper coils. it was about three times the cost of a standard tank .
the electric version is still sold, withoput the lifetime guarantee
the gas version is out of production
so whats it cost? you can get tanks made of stainless too, but none are really cost effective in comparison with old tanks
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:)
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Michael Lane writes:

A genius! No one considered this before!
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ahh before nominating the guy for a nobel prize lets see how long they really last.
plastic may detoriate over time in some strange way..........
only time will tell, and note the warranty is 10 years, the average life of a water heater around here.
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On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 23:10:47 -0500, Richard J Kinch

This one's electric. Its been around for a few years. http://www.marathonheaters.com /
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there was a gas version of marathon, sears sold it, as a lifetime tank but it didnt last, tanks failed at fittings from thermal stress
the electric version continues
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Also, the build up of deposits on the heated surface causes the efficiency of gas HWT to go down. Draining the tank will not remove these deposits. With an electric HWT the elements can be changed to restore efficiency. The marathons are around 6 or 7 hundred bucks as I recall. Seems HWT ought to be coming from China and cost around 25 to 35 dollars, any day now.
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