Models
AO SMITH
Longest Average Lifespan
17.6 Years (5 out of 5 Checkins)
Recent Job Checkins
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Water heater replaced by KC Water Heaters
Shawnee expansion tanks
AO Smith water heater
A new water heater was installed and a thermal expansion tank was installed. The water pressure from WaterOne was 130 psi and the PRV reduced it down to 75. This brings the water pressure in the house up to 130 when the tank is heating water. In this environment a thermal expansion tank is recommended. Also installed new shutoff valves and replaced the saddle valve.
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AO Smith water heater
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Lifespan on an AO Smith water heater
Overland Park water heater
A new AO Smith replaced the nearly 20 year old 40 gallon. The water pressure was checked and read 96 psi. The high water pressure was due to a failed PRV. The Pressure Reducing Valve was replaced and a thermal expansion tank was installed.
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AO SMITH
Model
FSG40242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

AO Smith
Amtrol expansion tank
Energy Saver from AO Smith
Pressure Reducing Valve replaced and thermal expansion tank installed. The flue on this 17 year old house has started to deteriorate and will likely need to be replaced within the next 5 years. They will soon be upgrading to a high efficiency furnace and will plan to replace the entire horizontal section of flue in 4" type b vent.
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Energy Saver from AO Smith
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new 50 gallon AO Smith and reposition the thermal expansion tank for better support. The flexible supply line was also removed and hard piped with copper.
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AO SMITH
Model
FSG40242
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
Low hot water

Install new State Select and rework the existing flue to increase the slope of the new, taller hot water heater.
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