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Old 11-24-19, 09:23 AM
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Water heater replacement

Hi All , looking to replace an electric water heater, any special considerations I should know about here in Naples, Fl.
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Consider a heat pump water heater. ATOH showed an installation in Florida last year. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/...p-water-heater

A friend of mine just installed one here in the northeast (in his basement) and is very pleased with it.
 
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Old 11-28-19, 04:56 AM
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Thatís a pretty neat setup, unfortunately canít use in my situation.
Thanks for sharing
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Old 11-28-19, 09:55 AM
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I'm surprised the heat pump water heater works well in the Northeast. There have been members here not happy with the results and I'd imagine cold incoming water is a problem in the winter.

Not much new in electric water heaters Geo.
 
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Old 11-28-19, 10:24 AM
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Install a bradford white..

Reason?

Rheem water heater and other brands require you to add another anode rod to make it a 10 year water heater. Bradford white you just buy a sticker to make it 10 year.

The bradfords are way heavier then other water heaters. I know I lift them off the truck daily.

Therefore it is of my opinion bradfords are already 10 year heaters...

Its all I install now...
 
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Old 11-28-19, 10:39 AM
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Is that the same for gas too Mike ?
I'll be in the market soon.
 
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A friend of mine just installed one here in the northeast (in his basement)
I'd imagine cold incoming water is a problem in the winter.
It was only installed oa couple of months ago. There is quite a bit of heat in his basement from furnace and dryer. Remains to be seen if water temp in winter is a problem.
 
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Old 11-29-19, 02:41 PM
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Is that the same for gas too Mike ?
I'll be in the market soon.
AO smith used to be top dog in NJ when I was there. They fell off IMO and I see quality issues.

In NJ we could not get bradfords back when. The gas company would buy them all up. Now I am in SC I can get the brads, and its all I install.

Yes even gas its just a sticker.

I know supply houses sell them now up there.

The good thing in NJ is the gas company will install and add to your gas bill @ 0% interest over so many months. Free money I say...But I dont recall what they charge.

I can get the brads down here gas 50 gallon for about $450
 
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I've had a ruud hybrid water heater in me fl. It works pretty well. It is the pro version of the rheem model they sell at homedepot. I run it on the most efficient setting and rarely run out of hot water with 50gal and 4 people.
 
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Old 11-30-19, 12:57 PM
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I like Bradford-White water heaters too.

Yes even gas its just a sticker.

Where can I get one of those stickers?
 
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Old 11-30-19, 03:45 PM
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https://waterheaterinstallrepair.com...pgrade-Kit.pdf

I get the stickers for 135 bucks...
 
 

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