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  1. #14
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    Sep 2005
    Atlanta GA area
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    Rheem has a somewhat different water heater with a DIM:

    First one below the tankless models...

    Lots of options there... a few minutes browsing might help one see what is available.

    Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!

  2. #15
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    Apr 2017
    Athens, Wi
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    I'm fairly certain that Bradford White is using a Jakel blower with a PSC motor, and I thought that AO State followed suit?

    Have to check specs, I'm going off of memory.

  3. #16
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    Mar 2013
    Billington Heights, NY
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    Quote Originally Posted by buford View Post
    But you save those KW of electric units, and they work during a power outage!
    Everything works when you have a generator.

    Or, an alternative way to heat water without needing electric or gas.
    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"
    Poodle Head Mikey - "the world is well populated with the unknowing and the uncaring and the stupid."

  4. #17
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    Oct 2015
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    We put in Branford white and they are 3.1FLA. Just got an email from AO smith they said that theirs is 3 - 5. so if it is a Jakel blower it is still a shaded pole motor.

    No I can't use a direct vent I have 20' to outside wall.
    There is only one truly right way to do something, but there are thousands of wrong ways to varying degrees to do it.
    So the question is: If you don't do it right, then how wrong is it going to be???

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