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Offline sapp4l

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Re: How often do you replace your water heater?
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 05:18:23 PM »
Yes, the water heater could act as a condenser. That's how GE's heat pump water heater works... it spits out cold air from the unit that cools the space around it. Great if you live in a warm climate.


Offline bakeray

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Re: How often do you replace your water heater?
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2010, 01:38:05 AM »
I tried to attatch the training PDF I got when I went thru the GE training class on the GE water heater and the files to big.

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Re: How often do you replace your water heater?
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2010, 06:40:12 PM »
I have attached the GE Water Heater Manual that bakeray emailed me, thanks!  O0
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Offline bakeray

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Re: How often do you replace your water heater?
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2010, 09:10:17 PM »
Thanks AJ.  O0

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Re: How often do you replace your water heater?
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2010, 07:13:31 PM »
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE (ATOH) just did a episode on the HPWH water heater.

you can catch it on the web at ATOH.com.

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Re: How often do you replace your water heater?
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2013, 01:12:55 PM »
Jimbo could that water heater replace an outside condenser? Now that would be truly innovative, using the wasted heat tossed into the atmosphere to heat the water in the house.

Great until winter rolls around and the house HVAC heat pump is on the heat cycle.

I would rather use a ground source system with a desuperheater. You could heat the pool and your domestic hot water.
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Offline RAH52

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Re: How often do you replace your water heater?
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2013, 03:35:15 PM »
We've gone through  4 gas water heaters in 12 years .We have a softener but they tell us its something in the water causing the bottom to rot out and leak .Thank goodness they are rentals and close to the basement floor drain .

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Re: How often do you replace your water heater?
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2013, 03:59:36 PM »
Been through 3 in 12 yrs time, have well water , hard on tank, going to buy the marathon water heater next due to plastic tank & should last forever, I hope.

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Re: How often do you replace your water heater?
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2013, 05:53:58 PM »
More info bigbuck,I'm going thru them also and would really like something that would last.

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Re: How often do you replace your water heater?
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2013, 06:12:23 PM »
Have yall considered tankless water heaters?
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