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I need a new water heater, I live in a mobile home, 9yrs.old.

Do I need a mobile home water heater, or will a regular water heater be OK? I have electric. Thanks

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You can use a residential water heater, just make sure it's the correct amperage/power draw for your circuits.

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We have a rheem 71 40D B and it is leaking, what is a good replacement unit for mobile home


Any specially sized unit for a mobile home should be fine. Just make sure that the amperage and voltage requirements are the same so you do not have a wiring hassle.

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Need to know if my Rheem 21V30-6N water heater is approved for use in mobile home


ONLY if the air intake is located on bottom so air can be drawn from under the mobile home
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#manufactured

-Or- if your water heater has power vent that draws air from outside, usually through side wall.

-Or- if your water heater is installed outside.... good for warm climates only

Otherwise ordinary store-bought water gas heater draws too much air from the space, and cannot work properly in a mobile home.

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Consider both the positives and negatives before deciding to invest in a tankless water heater, and talk to a professional plumber for more information on how modern systems can benefit your home. Tankless water heater - modern, updated version of the traditional water heating systems - can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars. They take up a lot of space, they save energy (which translates to dollars saved) and they last longer than the old style heaters.

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Energy saving - According to the US Department of Energy, gas-powered tankless water heaters can save a household around $ 108 per year. Electric tankless water heater saves about $ 44 per year.The reason for these savings are rooted in how the system functions. Rather than continue to keep the hot water and the energy loss in the process, a tankless system only heats water on demand. You only pay for what you actually will use.

Add to your house for Value - Any updates you make to your home will produce a bump in value, and add a tankless water heater is no different. A new tankless system is expected to last up to 20 years, while the traditional system only lasted a maximum of 13 years. These improvements will enhance the marketability of your home, if you plan to sell.

High upfront investment fee - A modern system that will definitely cost more than traditional heaters, which may be a drawback for some. While regular water heater will only cost a few hundred dollars, the electric tankless system can start at $ 500, and the gas system will cost at least $ 1,000, depending on capacity and manufacturers. On the other hand, because products are designed to last longer than their traditional counterparts, you can expect an extended warranty coverage in case any repairs needed because of malfunctions.

Output is limited - While the function of on-demand heating is very feature that saves you money, it can also cause you frustration if you have a lot of members of the household. When the water is heating, it is divided between all the hot water faucet open. You may find you can not take a hot shower while washing machine and dishwasher is running, and may have activities involving hot water when appropriate.

Save Space - If you are building a new home and trying to find a space in a utility closet plans to add to the traditional water heater, a tankless system could save you hours of frustration and architects. Tankless systems typically about 20 inches and 28 inches, and 10 inches thick. They are mounted on the walls in the house or placed on the exterior of the house, if properly insulated.This is a significant difference in size when compared with ordinary water heater, which measures about 60 inches and 24 inches. A tankless water heater can provide more space in the laundry room or finished basement to add storage or just expand the living room.

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I purchased a home that has what appears to be an older Rheem Ruud rr410t 40gall (it states 175 litres). How do I determine how old it is and when it might need replacing? So far it seems ok, but not...


Label on side of tank has alpha-numeric serial number.
Look at 2nd and 3rd numbers in serial number.
For example C05... means water heater was made in 05 or 2005.

To measure if heater needs replacement, look for signs of water and rusting along bottom of tank.
Also listen for rumbling sound that says water heater has sediment build-up in bottom, and efficiency has dropped.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

If this is a gas water heater, then look at color of pilot light and burner flame.
If everything burns clear blue then water heater is working fine. If flames are yellow or orange, then combustion parts need cleaning.
Pilot is not blowing out, so the conditions needed for water heater operation are good.

Time to shop for water heater is before you need one.
For example buy scratch-n-dent water heater from local box store at a discount.
Look for box store coupons for Sears, Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, etc.
All brands of water heater are good > I recommend staying away from water heaters with blowers and electronics because parts are more expensive, and these water heaters are not proven more reliable or cheaper to operate, and are more susceptible to power surge.
Water heaters with longer warranty will last longer.
For gas: Install gas water heater yourself:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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No hot water from hot taps at all.


IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A BURNT OUT HEATING ELEMENT YOU PROBABLY HAVE TWO IN THIS UNIT CH YOUR CERKET BREAKER FIRST IF OK DRAIN THE UNIT TURN BREAKER OFF RE MOVE ELEMENTS THAY ARE BEHIND THE COVERS THAY HAVE PHILIP'S SCREWS TAKE THEM TO LOWS OR HOME DEPOT MATCH WITH NEW ONES PUT THE NEW ONES IN FILL THE UNIT WITH WATER OPEN A WATER TAP LET RUN TILL ALL THE AIR IS OUT THEN TURN THE POWER BACK ON HOPE THIS HELPS GOOD LUCK BOB

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I have a Rheem warrior glass water heater model number 71-30 s in my mobile home. Recently had frozen water pipes and had to take the entire water pipe from the water heater to the main water box off to...


Before I spent the money on a new heater I would check reset to make sure it did not trip. I would also check element and make sure you are getting flow thru outlet and that it did not plug up with rust and mineral .
Depending on the water quality where you live I would expect to get at least ten years use out of a electric heater. Thank you.

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No hot water


You may have 2 elements. Make sure both circuit breakers are on.If the heater is old it may be plugged up with sediment. Flush out via valve on bottom. If no water comes out or it is very rusty keep running till clear. If it does not help probably time for a new heater.

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New Rheem electric 50 gallon not heating


Check the elements, if you have access to a meter to check them. If they are getting power to elements and you have no hot water.
The elements are not working correctly. I had some elements check out ok till the thermostat's turned on and the elements didn't heat.
Sounds like the elements are bad.

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We have a leaking water heater.


As far as a shut off valve on to the water heater, if there is one you should be able to see it on the water line going to the heater. This is not common in mobile homes. If there is not one I would strongly recomend you install one when you replace the heater. If it is going to be a while before you replace the heater you might consider draining it and cutting into the inlet line and installing a shut off valve, so you can turn the house water back on. I hope this helps.

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