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.
It ain't bragging, if you can back it up___
On Jul 4, 5:46?pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (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
ahh before nominating the guy for a nobel prize lets see how long they
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.
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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