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Let me pose this scenario to the members;
If one wished to have his water heater raised and placed on solid concrete and called the propane supplier "with new owners" that installed this Bradford White water heater which is the third one in 39 years of being a customer of theirs.
I asked if they could come by and raise the water heater 6 inches off the floor with half blocks and install a hot water rated expansion tank for me because the concrete is bad/ turning to powder and I want to reconnect the domestic coil on the my coal stoker
because the propress fittings the plumbers installed failed and as a result drained my well.
Then it started, "we only raise propane tanks" "we do not raise installed water heaters off the floor". I said this is the third water heater I have bought from you in 39 years of being a propane customer of yours.
All I am asking you to do is cut the soft copper you used to install this one and put half blocks under it and plumb in the 2 gallon expansion tank for me.
"We will not do it because if the drain valve fails we are liable for the replacement of the water heater" "AND WE DONT DO PLUMBING".
Does anyone see the fallacy in this statement?????????????????????????????
I guess some alien force came and plumbed in and soldered the copper connections for the 3 water heaters I bought from them.
To say I was disappointed with the above statement is the least of the aggravation with this. I was told "call a plumber" "we don't do much plumbing".
So, if the drain valve fails to seal why can't the valve simply be replaced?
Part of me also says why can't they use an air compressor to blow the water out of it to simply reduce the weight of the water heater. Yes, I know about the check valve in the water heater to stop ghost flow.
Air compressors are used to drain water softener resin bed tanks of water when people no longer want to rent them, so I fail to see thier logic when simply opening the nearest hot water spigot on the laundry tub would accomplish this in two or three minutes.
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