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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-25-03 03:20 PM
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Get a good warrantee...
...And speaking as a plumber's son (and grandson), insulate the heck out of that sucker, and unless you have small children keep it just barely backed off of "hot as can be" for your best efficiency.

What else... keep the room it's in draft-free; I've seen a lot of houses where the hot water heater room has a door to the outside, and when the wind picks up it'll blow out the pilot. Not a big deal in newer self-relighting models, but it's a big surprise on the older ones to just wake up one morning without hot water.

Which leads me to: spend as much as you can afford on the hot water heater. Very little sucks as badly as not having hot water, which, if you're in the market for one, you may already know! :)
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