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comment What's with the different FHR ratings of these hot water tanks?
That's actually my current setup, an old 55gal gas heater with a 25gal electric backup (inherited when we bought the house). They're both old and I'm pretty sure costing us unnecessary $ so I'm hoping to get something a bit more efficient to replace both. Thanks again!
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comment What's with the different FHR ratings of these hot water tanks?
Ya that's a much better metric for calculating what we need. Many thanks.Don't suppose you know of a tank that has about the 55gal specs but also has an external air intake?
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comment What's with the different FHR ratings of these hot water tanks?
I updated my wrong assumptions about the FHR, thanks for the tips on the extra gas line requirements though, that's definitely good to know. When you say leaks, are you suggesting that this tank needs more access to outside air than a normal one? Is that not what the venting is for? I've seen some tanks that specify that they use a second vent for pulling outside air in, so maybe that's what you're referring to? (ie if this one doesn't do that then it will need to get that air from inside) ?
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