Models
AO SMITH
Longest Average Lifespan
15 Years (3 out of 3 Checkins)
Recent Job Checkins
AO SMITH
Model
FCG50248
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

AO Smith with water softener
installed by licensed plumber
A thermal expansion tank was installed with the new water heater.
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AO SMITH
Model
FCG50248
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

old water heater
new water heater
The Pressure Reducing Valve was replaced and the water pressure was set to 75 psi. An expansion tank is not technically required in Leawood, but this neighborhood had a water pressure of 100 psi. Meaning that without a thermal expansion tank your water pressure would rise to 100 psi when the tank heats up. The expansion tank is a buffer to absorb the additional pressure that is created from the increase in water temperature.
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AO SMITH
Model
FCG50248
Rating
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
Saddle Valve Leak

15 year old AO Smith water heater
supported expansion tank
AO Smith old water heater
New AO Smith installed along with thermal expansion tank. A saddle valve was also removed and replaced with an ice maker stop.
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AO Smith old water heater