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  • #16
    Re: Electric water heater elements

    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
    but why did the lower element 4500 watts have a low density element and the upper one i also replaced have a high density 4500 watt element?

    that's the question.

    rick.
    economics
    Brent

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    • #17
      Re: Electric water heater elements

      GE is a product of Rheem if I am correct. Rheem heaters that have the extra warranty ie the 8 year Rheem pros all have the high density element installed at the bottom. It is an added benefit to purchase the 8 year heater. Lasts longer with scale buildup.

      State used to do this prior to being purchased by AO Smith with their extended warranty heaters.They may still do this today.

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      • #18
        Re: Electric water heater elements

        With the exception of point of use heaters we just don't have many electric heaters out here. I can only remember one complex that had electric heaters in our valley and it was an all-electric complex Edison talked the builder in to. Boy what a dumb idea that was, it was almost as bad as when the gas company was selling gas A/C and yard lighting.

        Mark
        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

        I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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        • #19
          Re: Electric water heater elements

          Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
          Pedro put'em in wrong.

          J.C.
          If the homeowners telling the truth, then I'm sticking to this. Put in wrong by some new or tired person in production.

          J.C.
          Last edited by BobsPlumbing; 02-27-2010, 03:00 PM.

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