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Choosing a Gas Water heater

Posted by inhot (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 25, 14 at 14:07

Hi All,

I'm shopping for a new 50 gal tank gas water heater. 6, 9 or 12 year? is it worth the extra money to get the supposedly longer life? Rheem, whirlpool or GE? Any specific models within these categories? If anyone has opinions please share.


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RE: Choosing a Gas Water heater

My personal opinion is that they will all last 12-15 years and will be limed up by the end of that period regardless of brand or warranty.

I am a proponent of gas tankless - so I always toss that out there as something to look at.

This post was edited by jakethewonderdog on Wed, Mar 26, 14 at 11:45


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