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    do you think something like this would be good.

    i realize it would be just a tad more expensive that a regular run of the mill tank.

    i wonder how long something like that would last?

    would it even work?

    Just wondering.

    Vince

    would be kinda neat to have a HWH/HWT that could last 30-40 years.

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    Re: Stainless Steel Domestic HWH/HWT

    When I left the North East, a few years ago, we were still pulling out the occasional MONEL (Copper/nickle tank). Some lasted 40+ years. We had a local tank maker who made cement lined tanks that held up very well too. Sepco, I think was the name.
    Mike
    http://www.vaughncorp.com/html/electric.html

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    • #3
      Re: Stainless Steel Domestic HWH/HWT

      I'm sure one of our members could tells us what, if anything, electrolysis could do to the tank, But from my end it sounds great, as long as there is an access hatch for it near the bottom so we can clean the hard water build up out.
      No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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      • #4
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        insinkerator has a stainless instant hot water tank now for the last few years.

        this tank is only 2/3 gallon but does see temperatures up to 212

        this being an electric tank, there is no real direct heat to the bottom of the heater such as we see in a gas model.

        american appliance even made a plastic electric water heater. i think that had a lifetime warranty on the tank.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
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          Hoyt (a water heater co.) made an all copper tank that had had the exhaust flowing up around the outside of the tank instead of a central flue running up the middle. When I replaced this exact heater in my parents house two years ago it was over 60 years old and still running fine. Sure I could have scrapped out the copper tank and made a mini fortune, but I donated it to L.A. trade tech's plumbing division so their students could see what type of quality was present in the 1940'S. Unfortunately Hoyt made such a good heater that it may have put them out of business.

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          • #6
            Re: Stainless Steel Domestic HWH/HWT

            Hoyt went out of business because of Oakland labor rates compared to those in the south, where the other manufacturers migrated to.

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            • #7
              Re: Stainless Steel Domestic HWH/HWT

              Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
              I'm sure one of our members could tells us what, if anything, electrolysis could do to the tank, But from my end it sounds great, as long as there is an access hatch for it near the bottom so we can clean the hard water build up out.
              dont think there would be an eclectrolysis problem.. over the summer we installed a 10 thousand gal. stainless domestic water tank and the plan was for it to last forever

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              • #8
                Re: Stainless Steel Domestic HWH/HWT

                Originally posted by Dr. House View Post
                dont think there would be an eclectrolysis problem.. over the summer we installed a 10 thousand gal. stainless domestic water tank and the plan was for it to last forever
                does a tank like that have a way to access and clean the inside? or do you just have to trust your softener?
                No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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                • #9
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                  Ok.... I've been racking my brains now for over an hour and Googling till my fingers got sore. I know there is\was a company making an indirect with a stainless tank and stainless coil but I just can't remember who? I think it might have been Ultimate or something like it. Senility sucks.....Where am I?
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                  • #10
                    Re: Stainless Steel Domestic HWH/HWT

                    Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                    Ok.... I've been racking my brains now for over an hour and Googling till my fingers got sore. I know there is\was a company making an indirect with a stainless tank and stainless coil but I just can't remember who? I think it might have been Ultimate or something like it. Senility sucks.....Where am I?
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                    It has a cupronickel heat exchanger

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                    Last edited by Plumbus; 02-07-2009, 06:30 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Stainless Steel Domestic HWH/HWT

                      It will have an access or man hole on the side near the bottom.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Stainless Steel Domestic HWH/HWT

                        Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                        Senility sucks.....Where am I?
                        It's O.K. NH, You are in Maine (a.k.a. A state of confusion). I fear you are suffering from a case of Brainious iceatosos, a.k.a. Brain Freeze.
                        Fist you must calm yourself and catch your breath.

                        Once you have gathered your composure, head to the nearest wood stove and thaw out.

                        Once you have thawed, contact your nearest Travel Agent and book a flight for two to a warm tropical island for at least a week.


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                        • #13
                          Re: Stainless Steel Domestic HWH/HWT

                          NH
                          Yes, Ultimate was or is a stainless indirect hot water tank. I've put a few in. If I remember correctly they were blue with black trim. Peerless maybe? No, I'll find it.
                          Mike

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                          • #14
                            Re: Stainless Steel Domestic HWH/HWT

                            Triangle Tube (Phase III) and Weil Mclain (Ultra Plus) make a indirect fired heater made of stainless steel

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                            • #15
                              Re: Stainless Steel Domestic HWH/HWT

                              Originally posted by Vince the Plumber View Post
                              do you think something like this would be good.

                              i realize it would be just a tad more expensive that a regular run of the mill tank.

                              i wonder how long something like that would last?

                              would it even work?

                              Just wondering.

                              Vince

                              would be kinda neat to have a HWH/HWT that could last 30-40 years.
                              Whirlpool has a lifetime warranty on certain models of electric water heaters.

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