Models
BRADFORD WHITE
Longest Average Lifespan
18.7 Years (7 out of 7 Checkins)
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
MI5036LN10
Rating
Age
20 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Water heater with corrosion in Kansas City MO
The PRV was removed and the new water heater was installed without a thermal expansion tank.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
MI5036LN10
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New PRV installed to reduce water pressure down to 75 psi. AO Smith water heater installed and the saddle valves for the humidifier and fridge were replaced.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
MI5036LN10
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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The PRV was installed above the spigot which allowed the water pressure to be checked before the PRV. The pressure was only 80 psi. Faced with the decision to either replace or remove the PRV, they decided to remove it. This made the house an open system and a thermal expansion tank was not needed.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
MI5036LN10
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Bradford White water heater
AO Smith tank leaking
Installation of AO Smith water heater. The copper gas line was removed and replaced with iron pipe. New shutoff installed along with copper supply lines.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
MI5036LN10
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed and new PRV installed in home.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
MI5036LN10
Rating
Age
17 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Barely enough room to install a thermal expansion tank behind the full port ball valve. You should always replace old valves with brass free fittings.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
MI5036LN10
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Install new AO Smith water heater and replace two saddle valves.
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