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Have 2 solid state control boards, philips p80c552eba ez zonectlr

Brand new, hate to just toss them, How could I market them?

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Call local plumber ( yellow pages) see if he will purchase at discount of couse you can advertise on craigs list for free under electronics or tools

Some of the tech schools would love to have them but may not pay

if you have a d&l appliance parts co in your area they supply plumbing trade b sure to reference the make and model

Finally you may get a maintenance man at an apartment complex to buy them if they use that type of water heater the localwholesale supplier coud tell you which maintenance companies use that heater

Just call them (wholeseale supplier) and ask who they would recommend to work on that model

Good Luck!

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