Average Lifespan - 15 Years out of 293 Checkins.
AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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AMERICAN
Model
Rating
Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
7 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
21 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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A PRV had been replaced a few years back. The venting was replaced and a 4" wye and vent was installed.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Bradford White in Shawnee
PRV installed, expansion tank, gas line rerouted and the flue corrected.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
21 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Poor installation of gas water heater
A new PRV was installed along with thermal expansion tank. The venting was replaced with 4" and the slope was corrected. The backdrafting issue was a makeup air issue and was resolved during the install.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
3 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

State water heater
Two new Bradford White water heaters installed in parallel. Two new expansion tanks installed and the venting totally redone.
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KENMORE
Model
Rating
Age
9 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Kenmore bad install
The venting for the furnace and water heater was totally replaced. The single wall pipe was replaced with double wall. The orientation of the pipe was redone and the water pressure was also addressed. New PRV, expansion tank, and venting on this install.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Bradford White tank with expansion tank
A new PRV installed along with 4" vent and expansion tank. The vent for the furnace was also replaced and the new tank was placed on a water heater stand.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

The gas line was updated with a new shutoff and drip leg and also hard piped. The vent was replaced to 4" and the old wye from the furnace was removed. There was also a 1' rise off the top of the tank that was added. A new PRV and thermal expansion tank was also installed.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
Reason for Replacement

Water heater was replaced
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
6 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

KC Water Heaters Prairie Village
A new water heater was installed along with new venting. There was also a negative pressure issue that was identified and resolved. This is a great example of why you should always hire a licensed professional to install a gas water heater.
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Whirlpool water heater
Water heater with expansion tank
A thermal expansion tank was installed for the new water heater. The house PRV was also bad which caused high water pressure. A new PRV was installed along with the Bradford White water heater.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
7 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New 50,000 BTU High recovery Bradford White tank installed and thermal expansion tank put in.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Bradford White leaking
Lenexa water heater installation
New Bradford White high recovery model installed. PRV was also installed and expansion tank was set to match water pressure.
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New Bradford White water heater installed and 4" flue put in. There was also a new expansion tank and PRV installed.
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KENMORE
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New Bradford White installed along with thermal expansion tank and new flue.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
21 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
20 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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KENMORE
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
21 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Two new tanks installed and flue totally replaced. 5" vent down the a 5-4-4 wye and 4" going to water heaters.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New tank installed along with PRV, vent, and expansion tank.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Olathe water heater leaking
New water heater installed, new PRV, and expanson tank. Vent was also replaced for the water heater and 4" installed.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Bradford White in Overland Park 66213
RG250S6N Bradford White high recovery
New high recovery water heater installed along with 4" vent connector and 4" flue. Thermal expansion tank installed along with new ice maker stop and the flex gas line was replaced with iron pipe. A new PRV was also installed and the pressure set to 70 psi as was the expansion tank.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
9 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

AO Smith with unsecure flue
New flue installed and thermal expansion tank put in. The water softener was bypassed and a PRV was installed.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

unsafe flue for second water heater
Vent connector for multiple water heaters
New flue ran for second tank and the T was removed. A connector rise was also added to the new installation to prevent any additional backdrafting. The rust on the first tank are an indicator of backdrafting.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
7 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

A 5x4x4 vent connector was added and a 4x3x3 Y was added as well as a new flue for both water heaters. A thermal expansion tank was also installed along with a new PRV. The water pressure was 106 psi before the new PRV was installed.
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KENMORE
Model
Rating
Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

leaking water heater in kansas city Missouri 64155
New thermal expansion tank installed and set to 75 psi. Water pressure set to 73 psi. Flue was corrected and section was replaced.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
22 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New Bradford White installed along with thermal expansion tank. New Pressure Reducing Valve also installed.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
Heat Trap

Rheem water heater
New AO Smith installed along with thermal expansion tank and new PRV. Valve for humidifier also replaced.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith installed and thermal expansion tank added.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith water heater installed on open system.
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AMERICAN
Model
Rating
Age
7 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed and water softener bypassed. The PRV was also bad and was replaced.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith GCR installed with thermal expansion tank.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
26 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

AO Smith tank failure
This open loop system was around 70 psi in lenexa, KS. There was no PRV and no expansion tank was necessary, hence the 26 year old water heater.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
24 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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KENMORE
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

A new PRV was installed along with a thermal expansion tank, should get more than 11 years out of the new AO Smith water heater.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Leaking water heater
Thermal expansion tank
Thermal expansion tank installed along with new PRV and AO Smith 50 gallon hot water heater.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed on open loop system, water pressure was about 70 psi.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed along with thermal expansion tank.
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WHIRLPOOL
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith 40 gallon short gas water heater installed.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
17 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

overland park water heaters
The water pressure from the city was only 70 psi. The PRV was removed and the house was setup to be on an open loop system. Thermal expansion tank is not required on the open loop system.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
9 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Two water heaters were no longer needed so they were replaced with a single 50 gallon GCR50. Thermal expansion tank installed along with new PRV.
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KENMORE
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith water heater installed with thermal expansion tank. Drip leg added to gas line.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Bradford White 64079
AO Smith 64079
A new PRV was installed along with an AO Smith GCR 50 gallon water heater. The main shutoff was also bad and would not allow the water to shut off all the way or for full water volume into the house. A new gas and water shutoff was installed along with a thermal expansion tank. The flue was also redone to allow for more rise off the top of the water heater.
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