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Hot water tanks for high salt content?

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  1. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    OK guys, HELP! Who makes a ceramic or some form of hot water tank that works with high salt content? I'm on a well with high salt content and the last tank has lasted two years. It's a Rudd and glass lined. Is there anything on the market that will work it this situation? We don't drink the water but use it for everything else.

    Thanks,

    Ajax
     
  2. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Is it electric? If so get a Marathon water heater, I think it's either a Rudd or a Rheem same they are both the same just different labels

    The Marathon I think has a lifetime warranty at least at one time they did, the tanks were made out of plastic

    I wish they still made the old Monel heaters they lasted forever, I guess that's why they quit making them
     
  3. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it electric.

    Ajax
     
  4. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Look into a Marathon they are great heaters they say, might be a little pricey but the last I heard they had a lifetime warranty
     
  5. need to shoot more

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    nothing is going to have a lifetime warranty, pro rated yes.
     
  6. John Galt

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    How do you prorate a lifetime warranty?
     
  7. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    need to shoot there is a lot of equipment that the parts that wear out have a lifetime warranty, it's the wording it's to the original owner, and the manufactures are betting the original owners will forget the warranty, and they say the average that people keep the houses is about 7 years, but since the economy is shot it will probably get a longer span

    We deal with them all the time, a lot of HVAC equipment comes with a life time warranty and they will honor them
     
  8. Ajax

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    Thank you, Catpower. I have found the Marathon water heaters and they do have a tank lifetime warranty. The rest of the parts,elements and such have a limited warranty of 7 years. I would much rather change an element then take out a tank every two years.

    Thanks again,

    Ajax
     
  9. Catpower

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    Glad I could help out Ajax

    An really you shouldn't have any problems with the elements, they use a low watt density element, and they used to have life time warranties on them, and they did last a long time
     
  10. Bruce Em

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    Need to blow down the tank more often and they last longer

    I clean mine out yearly but you may need to do more often

    Open the valve and let it blow periodically

    I added a ball valve but to really clean it I remove the elements and wet vac the curls out

    regards
     
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