Overland Park, KS
Average Lifespan
16 Years ( 58 out of 58 Checkins)
BRADFORD WHITE
Most common brand
17.1 Years ( 15 out of 60 Checkins)
AMERICAN
Longest Average Lifespan
28.5 Years out of 2 Checkins
Water Pressure
Average City Water Pressure - 94.1 psi
Average Inside Water Pressure - 82.5 psi
Recent Job Checkins
RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
6 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

A new 50 gallon water heater was installed and the hot and cold were reversed. Thermal expansion tank and Pressure Regulating valve also installed. Venting was also replaced.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
VENTING / INSTALLATION

The water lines were hard piped. A new PRV was installed, and a thermal expansion tank was installed. The gas line was straightened and the flex connector removed.
KC Water Heaters
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
22 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Everything including the venting was replaced. The vent was upsized from 3" to 4", the vent material was originally 30ga metal and was replaced with 26ga metal. A rise off the top of the tank before the first vent elbow was also added. The entire water heater, gas line, and water lines were moved back about 18" to reduce the horizontal vent span. Moving the tank also made more space in the mechanical room. A thermal expansion tank was installed and set to 73 psi. The expansion tank was strapped to the wall. A new PRV was also installed in the entire house. I'll go ahead and say it, this is a rockstar installation by KC Water Heaters.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
9 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

The new Bradford White was installed with a thermal expansion tank, new PRV, and 4" vent. The water softener was also removed and disposed of.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New Bradford White water heater installed.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

A new PRV was installed. 4" vent installed as required for this 40,000 BTU common vented setup. Thermal expansion tank also installed.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

The new Bradford White was installed with a new PRV, 4" vent, and thermal expansion tank.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

A new PRV was installed, new 4" vent, new furnace vent, and expansion tank all installed.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Vent for new water heater was rerouted to gain connector rise. This vent setup poses far less risk of backdrafting than the previous setup.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New 50 gallon Bradford White installed along with new 4" vent with a rise off the tank before the first elbow. Gas line hard piped.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
21 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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

New
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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

New AO Smith installed along with thermal expansion tank and new PRV. Valve for humidifier also replaced.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
24 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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

Thermal expansion tank installed along with new PRV and AO Smith 50 gallon hot water heater.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
17 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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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KENMORE
Model
Rating
Age
26 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New AO Smith installed and thermal expansion tank added. The gas cock was also replaced and the PRV was only 4-5 years old. Water pressure was 60 psi.
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KENMORE
Model
Rating
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

The new water heater was installed even though the old tank could have been repaired it made more sense to just install a new tank.
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STATE SELECT
Rating
Age
22 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith water heater installed and section of the flue replaced. The tank that we originally planned to install had a small dent in the side so we pulled another tank off the truck and swapped it out. One of the advantages to having 4-5 tanks on the truck at all times.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
Dip Tube broken

New AO Smith installed along with thermal expansion tank and new PRV. The new PRV significantly increased the water pressure inside the home.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

A new PRV was installed to lower the water pressure to 75 psi, thus creating a closed system. A thermal expansion tank was installed on the new water heater. The main shutoff was also replaced as the old valve did not completely shutoff the water.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
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.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New AO Smith water heater installed, line for humidifier moved from hot side to cold and new valve was installed.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith GCR model installed in place of the State Select. Thermal expansion tank was also installed on this closed loop system.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith water heater installed along with thermal expansion tank.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

A new AO Smith was installed. The copper gas line was replaced with iron pipe. A thermal expansion tank and PRV is needed when the pressure is this high.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New AO Smith GDHE-50 EnergyStar power vent water heater installed. This is the best water heater you would ever need for a residential setting. Probably couldn't run it out of hot water if you tried. Expansion tank and new PRV installed.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
23 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

AO Smith GCG water heater installed in place of the old State Select. A section of the flue was also replaced where it had worn thin. This is typically due to rust formed from condensation over years.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

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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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Thermal expansion tank installed along with new main water shutoff valve.
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KENMORE
Model
Rating
Age
7 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New PRV installed and set to 75 psi. Thermal expansion tank also installed. Flexible connectors replaced with copper.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New PRV installed to reduce water pressure down from 90 psi to 75 psi. Thermal expansion tank installed and set to 80 psi.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New Craftmaster water heater installed and was provided by homeowner. This water heater has an air induced fan to increase efficiency. A thermal expansion tank was installed to help increase the life of the new tank.
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AMERICAN
Model
Rating
Age
25 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith ECT 50 100 electric water heater installed. Pressure Reducing Valve and thermal expansion tank installed.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Upgraded to the GCR 50 400 AO Smith water heater. Thermal expansion tank installed.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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

New AO Smith installed and thermal expansion tank was skipped due to open loop system.
KC Water Heaters
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AMERICAN
Model
Rating
Age
32 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New 40 gallon GCG40400 AO Smith water heater installed. Open loop system with only 75 psi so the expansion tank was not needed.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
22 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New flue was installed to add proper slope for new tank. Lead free ball valve was also installed.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
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.
KC Water Heaters
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new GCR40400 AO Smith hot water heater and replaced the thermal expansion tank. The expansion tank was also moved to a different location so it would be supported better than before.
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AO SMITH
Model
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
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Install two new hot water heaters. The AO Smith GCG50400 water heaters have a baffle on the bottom of the tank that prevents dust from clogging up the intake. A thermal expansion tank was also required by code for this installation.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new AO water heaters and large thermal expansion tank.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
7 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Install two new tanks, AO Smith 50 gallon hot water heaters. A 4 gallon amtrol thermal expansion tank was installed and a new shutoff was installed for each humidifier.
KC Water Heaters
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
20 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new AO water heater and an Amtrol thermal expansion tank that included an isolation valve.
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KENMORE
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new AO water heater and replace gas shutoff valve.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install two AO Smith water heaters along with a 4 gallon Amtrol thermal expansion tank.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
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.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
7 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Install new AO Smith installed and saddle valve removed and replaced with a 1/4 turn ball valve.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
2 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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

Installed GCG 50 400 AO Smith and put in new shutoff valves. There was also an abandoned saddle valve on the backside of the supply lines. The abandoned valve was removed and the other saddle valve was replaced.
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KENMORE
Model
Rating
Age
28 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Copper lines were replaced and rerouted. An older solder job had blocked off a majority of the passage for water to travel through. By replacing some additional piping the water pressure was significantly increased.
KC Water Heaters
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
20 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Installed new GCR 40 400 AO Smith water heater. The drip leg or sediment trap was installed on the incoming gas line but is not visible from the picture. The shutoff valve on the incoming gas line had an older style valve that requires two wrenches to open and close. A new style of shutoff was installed to increased safety.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
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.
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