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  • GE Water Heater & Jet Tub

    Hi all,

    Been awhile since I have been on but I have need of the wisdom found here. I have a jet tub in my basement that holds about 200 gallons. A few years ago we needed to replace the hot water heater quickly as the old one rusted out the bottom. We went with the GE 512896 (SG?0t12AVH00) gas fired, 82 gallon replacement. Since then, we can only fill the tub up about 1/2 way before running out of hot water. I get the math 200 gallon tub/ 82 gallon heater but the old one could keep up and was no bigger. Is there anything I can do, short of replacement or supplement?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: GE Water Heater & Jet Tub

    Why not try piping a mixing valve on it? Max the temp out on the tank and setting the mixing valve to 125??????

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    • #3
      Re: GE Water Heater & Jet Tub

      Out of that large 82 gallon heater that is gas you only get 70%

      hot water before the temp. Drops off in this case 57.4 gallons

      so you need ether a bigger heater or the best is to pipe in a

      extra 100 gallon storage tank which would give you a around 130

      gallons of hot water ! :d
      JERRYMAC
      E-MAILJERRYMAC777@GMAIL.COM
      CALIF. LIC. PLBG,HEAT,DRAINS,ELECTRIC,WATER HEATER, BOILER, POOL AND SPA HEATER
      FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR,
      SINCE JAN. 1989

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      • #4
        Re: GE Water Heater & Jet Tub

        GE sucks.

        That said, there are inline water heaters for jetted tubs. Call your local jetted tub company.
        (The Low Spark of Steel-Toed Boys)

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        • #5
          Re: GE Water Heater & Jet Tub

          Originally posted by Drip Trip View Post
          GE sucks.
          GE is Rheem's "hardware" division. Made with rejected
          materials that aren't good enough for Rheem's heaters.
          200 gal. is a spa. Definitely need in line heater.

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