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  • dielectric heat trap and dielectric union question

    does the dielectric heat trap has the same function as dielectric union? I think my hot water tank needs a dielectric union and a heat trap.
    thanks,

  • #2
    Re: dielectric heat trap and dielectric union question

    What is your reasoning for thinking you need these?


    I can answer better once you give us that information.
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    • #3
      Re: dielectric heat trap and dielectric union question

      Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
      What is your reasoning for thinking you need these?


      I can answer better once you give us that information.
      My electric hot water tank starts leaking and I am thinking about replace it. Right now there is no union there which is recommended by the manufacturer. heat trap is recommended by somebody online

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      • #4
        Re: dielectric heat trap and dielectric union question

        Don't even consider installing another electric tank in it's place. Use that new boiler to heat the hot water. Have the plumber install a mixing valve and you won't need a heat trap or dielectric unions.

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        • #5
          Re: dielectric heat trap and dielectric union question

          It really depends on what state you live in and what there codes are, some states require the die-electric unions even though most of the new good brand name water heaters ( bradford white, rheem) have them now built in with the heat trap. i personally have used them for many years with no problems, but now with the new water heaters having them built in, i no longer use them unless the code requires it.

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