Plastic tank a must
I live in a harsh water environment. Last two tanks had their annode rods eaten up within 4 years. Tanks started leaking within a year after that. Plastic tank and no required annode rod is the way to go here.
The best water heater we've ever owned
This is by far the very best water heater we have ever owned. We installed a 50 gal unit, 11 years ago, and still today we have had to do nothing to it at all. No leaks, rust, just good efficiency. We are adding on to the house and glad homedepot sells these now since this price is way better than what we paid over 11 years ago. Glad to see them selling these.
Easy to install with one person. Water's good!
I'm a rather slim dude, but even I was able to set this heater in place without any additional hands. It is very lightweight and was easy to install.
Water seems to reheat quickly.
Two slightly annoying things:
1) The location of the electrical box. It would be nice if that was in the back so that the wiring isn't, essentially, dangling in the front of it.
2) Having to remove two front covers to adjust both thermostats, while not a cumbersome task, is still irksome. I understand there are two
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heating elimantes, but why can't they both be controlled by one common thermostat? There are warnings that they both need to be the same anyway.
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