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"Hi Daniel, My most basic approach to servicing tank type heaters is to check and replace the anode as needed and do the same with the T&P valve. Sediment varies with water quality and water usage. Still, I've had heaters last over fifty…"
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"I believe that it's not too difficult to get a 25+ year service life out of a modern water heater if you flush, de-lime, change the anode rod regularly. Mag-erad is a great product for de-liming and de-scaling. Most homeowners probably…"
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Steve Schmidt commented on Larry Weingarten's blog post Hot Water Heaven
"Thanks Larry. > I'm all in favor of heat pumps as long as they are reliable and well supported.  Agreed. In July I installed a Rheem 50 gallon XE50T10HD50U1 in our home as a test. So far it's been great. I…"
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Larry Weingarten commented on Larry Weingarten's blog post Hot Water Heaven
"Hi Steve, Good point.  This article was originally written over twenty years ago when gas was "clean"... and modified to be somewhat more current. To me the biggest untapped resource is efficiency, with simplicity being part of that…"
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"> In our dream, long lived, efficient systems would have minimal environmental impact. And if we are going to move away from fossil fuels (mandatory January 1st in a bunch of CA cities) it seems heat pump water heaters should be a focus, not…"
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Hot Water Heaven

The real world isn't an easy place to be idealistic about hot water systems and what could be.  Many compromises are made in cost, quality, expectation and education.  Money and ego play a part as well.  We'd like to daydream out loud for a bit and share some 'what could be's" and 'only if's" as they relate to hot water.The ideal water heating system would be supremely…See More
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Hot Water Heaven

The real world isn't an easy place to be idealistic about hot water systems and what could be.  Many compromises are made in cost, quality, expectation and education.  Money and ego play a part as well.  We'd like to daydream out loud for a bit and share some 'what could be's" and 'only if's" as they relate to hot water.The ideal water heating system would be supremely…See More
Oct 15
Larry Weingarten replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"Hello, Another approach would be to wrap the duct in fiberglass and then use a sheet metal (aluminum) cover, caulked at the seams to prevent any sort of moisture from getting in. This will be much easier to modify later on.  Yours,  Larry"
May 13
Larry Weingarten replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"Hello,  I'd take some photos and send them to the manufacturer, along with info on their unit. Let them tell you what's right or wrong here. They should help you get to the cause of the overheating.  Yours,  Larry"
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Hot Water Heaven

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The real world isn't an easy place to be idealistic about hot water systems and what could be.  Many compromises are made in cost, quality, expectation and education.  Money and ego play a part as well.  We'd like to daydream out loud for a bit and share some 'what could be's" and 'only if's" as they relate to hot…

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"Hi Daniel, My most basic approach to servicing tank type heaters is to check and replace the anode…"
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"Thanks Larry. > I'm all in favor of heat pumps as long as they are reliable and well…"
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"Hi Steve, Good point.  This article was originally written over twenty years ago when gas was…"
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