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    Old equipment is still good equipment

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    A little canadian content for you. How to build water heaters? go back in time.

    1969 commercial gas copper tank unit, made in Toronto ON. Just failed

    1967 steel tank residential electric unit, made in Hamilton ON. Needs elements.

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    I still have a gas all copper unit out there. I think it's a 75-80 gallon tank. Same manufacturer.

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    the electrical ratings on the second one gives me pause...... up to 6000 watts on a 115v circuit? sounds "extreme" LOL

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    That would be 52.17 amps. I dont see a problem with that provided the breaker (if it exists) and the wire are sized appropriately.

    (I looked up single pole 60 amp breakers. They do exist).

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    My new Rheem water heater draws 2,000 on 120 VAC heats the water to set point in less then 1/2 hour after i turn off the shower i love it

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    MY rheem draws 16.7 amps

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    i saw an old monel tank in baltimore a few years back....the problem with building them to never break is that they never buy another.

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