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The Universal Heavy Duty collection of water heaters is an outstanding selection for industrial retrofits. Its compact size and various water connections simplify installations. Need to have installation flexibility? This water heater has water inlets and outlets on best, front, and rear. These products are developed for applications requiring massive quantities of hot water.
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The American Normal Industrial Gas Model D-100-199-AS is created to provide large quantities of hot water economically via utilization on the most energy-saving procedures. Customary applications include things like industrial buildings, motels, hotels, schools, hospitals, restaurants and multi-family developments as much as fourteen single or eleven double bath units.
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An AO Smith Master Fit BTR-200 Tank Kind Water Heater Industrial Nat Gas one hundred Gal 199,000 BTU Input. Meets or exceed the thermal efficiency and/or standby loss requirements from the U.S. Department of Power and present editions of ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1Electronic Ignition. CSA Certified and ASME Rated T&P Relief Valve. Hand whole Cleanout.
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Water Heaters - The Home Appliance For Your Hot Water Needs
Water heaters are a common household appliance that is often times taken for granted. Not a whole lot of thought is given to the metal tank that is commonly found in the garage or basement of your home. However, once you have a problem with yours, you are sure to notice how much comfort and convenience it brings to your life. From Bock, Rudd, Renai and Paloma, there are many makes and manufacturers of water heating devices. There are also different types of such as tankless, also known as point of use and the more commonly known, storage tank water heaters.
Tankless water heaters are growing in popularity with people who are looking to save on energy and money. Also called continuous flow, on demand or instant on demand types of water heating appliances. This type of unit heats water as it goes through the unit and does not store any water inside. In many homes, tankless models are installed in several locations or points of use. This is done because there are limits of how much water can be heated at one time and having more units makes it possible for homeowners to shower while someone else is washing dishes.
Like anything, there are advantages and disadvantages to each type of water heater. Some advantages of using a tankless heater over the standard storage unit is energy savings. Typically, the tankless types do cost more upfront but their long term savings in energy and cost will make up for it in the end. Since the water is heated when it is needed, there is no need to constantly be heating up to 100 gallons of water. Tankless water heaters also take up less space, as they can be wall mounted and provide the home with unlimited amounts of hot water. Some disadvantages of the tankless kind, include a start up delay with a longer wait for hot water and a short delay, from 1-3 seconds, from the time the water flows to when the water heater's flow detector activates the heating element. The key to determining what type of heater is right for your home is to weigh the pros and cons and decide upon what will work best with your lifestyle.
Domestically, water is traditionally heated in vessels known as water heaters, kettles, cauldrons, pots, or coppers. These metal vessels that heat a batch of water do not produce a continual supply of heated water at a preset temperature. Rarely, hot water occurs naturally, usually from natural hot springs. The temperature varies based on the consumption rate, becoming cooler as flow increases.
Appliances that provide a continual supply of hot water are called water heaters, hot water heaters, hot water tanks, boilers, heat exchangers, geysers, or calorifiers. These names depend on region, and whether they heat potable or non-potable water, are in domestic or industrial use, and their energy source. In domestic installations, potable water heated for uses other than space heating is also called domestic hot water (DHW).
Home Water Heaters, The Forgotten Appliance
Compared to many other household chores, water heater maintenance is really pretty easy, and yet a surprising number of people don't know how to do it. By simply flushing the tank of sediment once every 6 months, a homeowner can add years of life to their water heater.
To flush your heater's hot water tank, you will need:
Eye protection (hot water and/or sand in your eyes is no fun, believe me.)
A pair of pliers
Possibly a screwdriver
You can use a regular garden hose. However, you may want to consider purchasing a dedicated hose that you can leave attached to the water heater and simply unroll every time you drain it. In addition to saving you the trouble of lugging a hose into your home every six months, this will also reduce the wear on the drain valve's threads. Most modern heaters have nylon (plastic) spigots for their drain. If your hose has metal threads, repeatedly taking it on and off will eventually strip the plastic threads and you'll be calling a plumber to come replace them long before you need to replace the unit.
Step 1 - Cut the power to your water heater
Go to your electrical service panel. Locate and turn off the breaker for your hot water heater. If you don't, your heater will keep running, trying to heat water as you flush it down the drain. Just don't forget to turn it back on when you're done.
Step 2 - Locate the water heater's drain
The drain for your water heater will be near the bottom of the tank and should look like a garden hose spigot.
Step 3 - Attach the hose to the water heater
Be sure to screw the hose all the way on to the drain. The water coming out will be full of sand and rust and it will be under pressure. If the hose comes loose, you'll have one huge mess to clean up so, if necessary, use pliers to tighten it all the way on the bib. By the same token, don't over tighten or you'll be calling your plumber to replace the drain spigot long before you'll need a new heater.
Step 4 - Stick the hose out the window
...or out the door or in a slop sink. Just be sure that the water you drain out of your heater doesn't end up creating a mess somewhere else. Remember, you are removing months if not years of sediment and minerals. This is not the kind of stuff you want in your lawn. It will also be coming out of the hose under full pressure, so be sure to anchor it down and take steps to prevent splashing.
Step 5 - Open the drain
To open the drain valve on Whirlpool water heaters, like this one, you'll need a screwdriver. Other brands may have handles on their valves or require a different tool. Open the drain valve slowly until you've got a full flow.