thee is no chance a tank from a box store would go in my home.... and also no way they are cheaper at the box store in my area..... probably $200.00 less at supplier..... and there better tanks.....
We can typically buy a heater at a hardware cheaper than supplier. There excuse was big box had a large supply of tanks that weren't up to current code with safety's therefore were cheaper.
I don't know if my shop does business at plumbing supply houses. I called the supply house we buy our commercial water heaters from. It's a 6 year natural draft. Nothing but a tank and a burner. Can't imagine they are all that different.
I will make it a point to take some pics of failed dielectric unions and nipples and right along side of solid brass ones that show no signs of deterioration or galvanic corrosion. There are thousand of these nipples and unions all over the hospital. It very well could (and probably does) have something to do with local water supplies.
Anyway 2sac, I'm glad you got it in and finally took a shower. I'm sure the people around you appreciate it. :grin2:
I never said I took a shower...