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Laars Indirect water heater

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bpkiely
bpkiely Member Posts: 4
Has anyone installed a Laars single wall indirect water heaters and are they a good unit? I can save $200 bucks over Superstor plus I like the top domestic water tapping. easier to install mixing valve. They also include aquastat and t&p valve which I do not think the Superstor does. It is on city water.

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,396
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    They have they offer stainless and glass lined steel
    if you water tests high for chlorides, I prefer the glass lined
    6 year warranty it looks like
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    Ironman
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,388
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    It’s a Bradford White product. Good quality.

    As hot_rod said, don’t use stainless steel where there’s a high chloride level.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    kcopp
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,396
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    Digging deep, you may find 2 or 3 manufacturers make the steel tanks and they just put different labels on them. Longevity has to do with operating temperature, water quality, and how much water pass through them.

    With steel tanks, checking anode rods is a good idea to get maximum life.

    As for stainless tanks, look at the manufacturers water spec. If your water does not meet the spec, officially you have no warranty. Snoop online for the data sheets on the models you are considering for water quality spec.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    Larry Weingarten