Rheem
AVERAGE LIFESPAN
12.6 Years out of 58 Checkins.
REVIEWS
4.2/5 Stars based on 26 customer reivews.
REPAIR
2 Repairs average age 2.5 years.
REASON FOR REPLACEMENT
  • 38 Leak
  • 7 Gas valve / pilot
  • 5 Pretentative maintenance
  • 2 No hot water
  • 2 Venting / installation
  • 1 Other
  • 1 Gas valve
  • 1 Heat trap
  • 1 Breaker
  • 1 Flood
Rheem water heaters
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RHEEM
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Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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RHEEM
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Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
Reason for Replacement

Water heater was replaced
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RHEEM
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Feedback I put my old hot water heater in and I obviously didn't know what I was doing. It failed after only 6 years so it didn't last as long as it wouldve if I'd installed it correctly.
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.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Feedback My old water heater was leaking and Chase came to replace it.
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
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Feedback Chase was terrific today. He arrived ahead of schedule and reached out before to let us know he was on his way. I would highly recommend him for any hot water heater and related repairs.
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.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Rating
Feedback Lost hot water pressure.
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.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback Worked well...while working.
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith installed and thermal expansion tank added.
KC Water Heaters
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Rating
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Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith GCR installed with thermal expansion tank.
KC Water Heaters
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Feedback Our Rheem water heater was installed when our house was originally built. It functioned without any issues or maintenance for 17 years, and we were very satisfied with it.
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.
KC Water Heaters
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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.
KC Water Heaters
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Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith tank installed and elevated off the basement floor. The water pressure was right at 80 and no PRV was present. The gas line was corrected and a drip leg was added.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Feedback Old water heater leaked only after 16 years. It's was fine I guess. Thought it would last a bit longer.
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed along with new PRV and thermal expansion tank. The valve for the humidifier was also replaced.
KC Water Heaters
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Feedback We had 2 inline 50 gallon Rheem water heaters. Our area has very poor water quality so will shorten the life of any water heater. I do not have a bad opinion of the brand. I do question why the builder insisted we needed 2. We replaced with a single 50 gallon water heater and do not anticipate an issue. I know some last 20 years, but 15-20 seems acceptable especially with poor water quality.
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Riss Lake water heater installation
Owner decided that two tanks was overkill and the old gas and flue were capped off. By going to a single tank they will save around $5,000 over the life of the water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

GE water heater
New AO Smith water heater installed along with new main shutoff and replaced PRV. The flue was also replaced due to calcification and a thin wall. The piping was also shortened and replaced where corrosion was present.
KC Water Heaters
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Age
6 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
VENTING / INSTALLATION

New AO Smith installed and the flexible lines were replaced with solid copper.
KC Water Heaters
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Feedback Started leaking at the top. Knew it was on it's last leg. Saw his reviews and was very impressed.
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Home Depot water heater 12 year warranty
New AO Smith water heater installed, line for humidifier moved from hot side to cold and new valve was installed.
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Home Depot water heater 12 year warranty
RHEEM
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Feedback I bought the house just over three years ago, so don't know the full lifecycle of the Rheem water heater that I just replaced. About three weeks ago, I notice it was leaking from the bottom - a reddish-orange, watery leak. The water heater was 12 years old, and had a 6 year warranty, so figured it was probably toast, but was disappointed that it didn't last longer, since I've never lived anywhere that the water heater had failed, and I've lived in some homes with much older water heaters. I'm confident the replacement will be a long-time appliance in my home, though.
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Water Heater installed in Mission 66202
New AO Smith GCR50400 installed and new gas shutoff put in.
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Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Water Heater installed in Merriam 66203
Smart Water Heater
AO Smith water heater installed in this Merriam home. The water pressure was 100 psi so we installed a PRV to lower it to 70 psi. There was also an issue with an outside hosebibb which we were able to fix. When the water was turned back on one of the faucets started to leak. We replaced a seal inside the faucet free of charge to the HO.
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Smart Water Heater
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Age
22 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

AO Smith Power Vent 40 gallon
A new AO Smith Power Vent model was installed.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Rating
Feedback Seemed fine but I have only been in the house for 3 years
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Rheem year water heater
expansion tank with water heater
A new Pressure Reducing Valve was installed along with a new main water shutoff valve. A thermal expansion tank was also installed and an AO Smith water heater was put in.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

AO Smith hard piped
This house was on an open system and the pressure was normal. They replaced the GE with an AO Smith and kept the house an open system.
KC Water Heaters
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Age
17 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

sutherlands water heater
thermal expansion tank
The water pressure was about 100 psi due to a failed PRV. The new pressure reducing valve was installed and a thermal expansion tank was also put in.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Old Rheem water heater 64151
AO Smith and thermal expansion tank
Rheem water heater reviews
Upon arrival it was clear that the old flue for the existing water heater had worn thin and had several holes. The flue pipe was replaced all the way to the double wall section. The water pressure was also high due to a failed PRV. The pressure reducing valve was replaced and a thermal expansion tank was installed.
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Rheem water heater reviews
RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback Heated water fast. Met our needs. Wish it would've lasted longer.
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

12 year water heater
6 year water heater
Rheem water heater
Drip leg added to gas line at lowest point. New shutoff for gas valve installed that allows for emergency shutdown.
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Rheem water heater
RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback Just wasn't big enough to handle a family of 4. 40gal tank could barely handle back to back showers.
Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

hot water heater
GDHE50
A new AO Smith GDHE 50 water heater installed along with a new PRV and thermal expansion tank.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
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Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Copper gas line to water heater
AO Smith GCR50 Water heater
Rheem leaking tank
New AO Smith water heater installed and gas line run with iron pipe instead of copper.
KC Water Heaters
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Rheem leaking tank
RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Rheem water heater leaking from relief valve
AO Smith with thermal expansion tank
Rheem water heater
New AO Smith installed along with thermal expansion tank. New shutoff for humidifier installed as well.
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Rheem water heater
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Model
Rating
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Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Rheem leaking early
4 gallon thermal expansion tank
Fury water heater by rheem
New water heater installed along with thermal expansion tank. This tank was under a lot of pressure and lasted only 10 years which is a little below average, even for a Rheem.
KC Water Heaters
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Fury water heater by rheem
RHEEM
Rating
Feedback Needed new gas valve at 3 years.
Age
3 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE

New gas valve installed and the water heater was back up and running.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Feedback The original heater was the original unit that came with the house when purchased it. It held up surprisingly well given its age (well past its expected service life). Over the last year or two, though, it struggled to keep up with two sequential showers. It was time to update to newer technology and higher capacity.
Age
21 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Rheem hot water
AO Smith hot water heater
21V40-7
The new 50 gallon AO Smith to replace the old Rheem water heater. Section of the flue replaced and the old saddle valve connected on the hot line was cut out and installed on the cold line.
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21V40-7
RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

rheem water heater leaking
Bradford White water heaters
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Two new Bradford White water heaters installed along with thermal expansion tank. The existing PRV was 13 years old and had some signs of leaking from the outside. A new PRV was installed. The water heaters had a recirculating line installed that provided instant hot water. In order for the recirculating line to work, the heat traps had to be removed from the new water heaters prior to installation.
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RHEEM
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Age
6 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
Other

hybrid electric rheem
Electric water heater
Standard electric water heater installed on open loop system. New shutoff installed.
KC Water Heaters
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Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New GCR 50 400 installed along with a tempering valve to increase hot water production when needed. The old flue, gas line, and water connections were removed and a single heater was installed to replace two tanks.
KC Water Heaters
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Age
5 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
No hot water

New 40 gallon electric water heater and new shutoff valve.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback Yes - the water heater would only give us about 5 minutes of hot water during a shower.
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith GCG50400 installed along with new shutoff valve for the gas and water supply. There was also a new flue installed to safely vent the water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback No issues with it in 11 years we have lived in house until it started leaking.
Age
24 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed along with Amtrol thermal expansion tank.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed along with thermal expansion tank inflated to 75 psi. The copper lines were also bonded which should help increase the tank life when paired with a water softener.
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Feedback
Age
2 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith water heaters installed in a parallel system with a 4 gallon thermal expansion tank.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback Yes, it was starting to leak.
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New
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RHEEM
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Rating
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Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New water heater was installed with a pan to catch any future leaks. A thermal expansion tank was installed and inflated to 85 psi.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
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Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New water heater was installed with rigid copper and the flue was corrected.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback We have two 50 gallon water heaters. The old water heaters were leaking, and needed to be replaced.
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install two new AO Smith 50 and add thermal expansion tank. Also replaced the undersized flue connector.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback
Age
5 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
No Hot water

Install new AO Smith 40 gallon electric water heater.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
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Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install a 40 gallon AO Smith hot water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
VENTING / INSTALLATION

Install rigid copper
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RHEEM
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Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new AO Smith closer to the flue. A flue liner had been installed so the water lines and gas line just had to be moved to the new location.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
flood

Install new AO Smith water heater and add thermal expansion tank.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback It stopped working after 12 1/2 years.
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new AO Smith 50 gallon GCG50400. A thermal expansion test showed that thermal expansion wasn\'t taking place.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new AO Smith hot water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback No
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Install AO Smith power vent with 2\" PVC. The vent was a 15\' run with a total of 3 90\'s. A thermal expansion tank was installed a set to 85 psi. The water pressure was increased inside the house from 45 to 75 psi. An isolation valve was also installed to service and maintain the thermal expansion tank.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback Started leaking from the bottom, needed to be replaced.
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install State Select hot water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Feedback Not personally...however, during process of selling house, the buyer's inspector uncovered some levels of carbon monoxide. Therefore, the buyer's requested having the water heater replaced. The water heater worked great for us and we had no issues or complaints.
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Install new state GS650YBRT hot water heater with thermal expansion tank. The expansion tank is a code requirement on all closed loop systems in OP. The saddle valve was replaced on the water heater and a new shutoff was installed.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Install new Bradford White and elevated water heater to prevent damage in case of water in basement.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Rating
Feedback
Age
2 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Rating
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Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install 50 gallon AO Smith.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Rating
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Age
23 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Changed slope on flue, added thermal expansion tank, replaced condensate line.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
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Rating
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Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
Breaker

After further investigation the inside of the tank had been flaking away and pieces of metal were floating around inside the tank causing the breaker to trip. Installed new 50 gallon Electric water heater along with a new supply line for a fridge. Main shutoff valve was also leaking which was replaced with a new valve. Also repaired a leaking outside faucet by replacing the washer.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
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Age
17 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Installed GCG50400 water heater by AO Smith.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Water took some time to drain out of the pipes, luckily we have a tool to allow us to sweat on a shutoff valve even when the water is still draining from the lines. New copper lines and fittings installed along with a new humidifier supply shutoff valve.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Feedback
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Two new AO Smith tanks installed. A thermal expansion tank was also installed and inflated to 80 psi.
KC Water Heaters
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