Shawnee, KS
Average Lifespan
13.1 Years ( 21 out of 21 Checkins)
BRADFORD WHITE
Most common brand
15.8 Years ( 6 out of 21 Checkins)
STATE SELECT
Longest Average Lifespan
16 Years out of 1 Checkins
Water Pressure
Average City Water Pressure - 94.9 psi
Average Inside Water Pressure - 78.4 psi
Recent Job Checkins
BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
23 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

The new setup consist of only a single high recovery water heater. Going from 2 down to 1 tank can save over $5,000 over the lifespan of the water heater.
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RHEEM
Rating
Age
3 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Bradford White RG250T6N installed along with Thermal Expansion tank. This is a newer way we are installing our thermal expansion tanks. They are actually strapped to the side of the tank. When the expansion tank fails and possibly even leaks it should minimize damage to the water heater. A 4" 26ga metal vent was also installed. Heavy backdrafting had occurred in this house and as a result the 30ga metal initially used for the flue pipe was insufficient.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
17 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

The new water heater was installed along with a new vent connector for the entire setup. The horizontal span on the 4" was reduced by moving the wye closer to the tank.
KC Water Heaters
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AMERICAN
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

No expansion tank on this one, it's an open system and the water pressure is less than 80 psi. New 4" vent installed and new gas shutoff installed.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
21 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

A new PRV was installed along with thermal expansion tank. The venting was replaced with 4" and the slope was corrected. The backdrafting issue was a makeup air issue and was resolved during the install.
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

A thermal expansion tank was installed for the new water heater. The house PRV was also bad which caused high water pressure. A new PRV was installed along with the Bradford White water heater.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
9 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New flue installed and thermal expansion tank put in. The water softener was bypassed and a PRV was installed.
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STATE SELECT
Model
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed on open loop system, water pressure was about 70 psi.
KC Water Heaters
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

The PRV was replaced as well as the thermal expansion tank. The PRV was also moved up above the spigot to allow the ability to monitor the incoming water pressure. New shutoff installed for water heater and humidifier.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
VENTING / INSTALLATION

The flue was redone to improve the draw. There was also a new PRV installed along with a thermal expansion tank. New shutoff for the poly line feeding the humidifier was also replaced. The flex gas supply line was replaced with iron pipe.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

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

AO Smith GCR50400 installed in place of the Bradford White.
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WHIRLPOOL
Rating
Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
basement flooded

The new water heater was installed on blocks to prevent damage from future possible floods.
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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

New AO Smith water heater installed along with new shutoff valves. The humidifier line was also replaced and the flue was extended.
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WHIRLPOOL
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

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

New
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
VENTING / INSTALLATION

Install rigid copper
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install State Select hot water heater.
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BRADFORD WHITE
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed. A thermal expansion test showed that the water pressure rose to 97 psi when the tank was increasing in temperature and then seemed to level off at that point. A thermal expansion was not installed as it\'s not required in Shawnee and the maintenance was not wanted.
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AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New AO Smith installed, flexible gas connector removed and replaced with iron piping. Also moved humidifier supply line from the hot side to the cold side and installed a new valve.
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