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  • Odd Water heater

    I changed a 40 gal elec tank out, I was surprised when i opened the door and no pipes were visible
    It has to be older than me
    I would hate to run into this every day





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    You should look at the elements like nothing you have seen before
    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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    • #3
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      I'll be she was 250 pounds without a drop of water in her. Nice find.

      Send the pictures to Fridigaire. They'll eat that up.

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
        I'll be she was 250 pounds without a drop of water in her. Nice find.

        Send the pictures to Fridigaire. They'll eat that up.
        I had to use my winch to pull it up in the van
        My Num 1 son was enjoying the holiday weekend

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        • #5
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          Wow! That water heater can run both elements simultaneously according to the data plate. Doubled the recovery rate. (along with the electric bill.)
          Time flies like an arrow.

          Fruit flies like a banana.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by geno gardner View Post
            Doubled the recovery rate. (along with the electric bill.)
            Isnt it the same amount of electricity used if two elements were cycled for twice the time, or if both elements were simultaneously used for half the time?

            This tank came from back in the day when things were built to last. The Big 3 automakers were big into appliances then, too. They made hot water tanks, furnaces, ovens, etc. The above tank was made by General Motors. I worked on a tank that was made by Chrysler back in 1944. It looks like an Airstream trailer and is still going strong today.

            Note the lack of relief valve.
            Last edited by Plumber Punky; 07-09-2013, 10:38 AM.
            ~~

            ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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