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Am considering replacing a 50 gal water heater with a RICHMOND/RHEEM

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

Rheem Encore XR90. Are there any special installation suggestions (such as an expansion tank, etc) for a single family residence?

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Not decided yet.

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Plan to install a whole-house water filter right off the primary water connection valve, Research indicates the filter gpm may/could become a restriction if not sized (flow capacity) properly.

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No special requirements other than possibly an expansion tank. If you are on a well you probably don't need one. If you are on town water and have a PRV (pressure reducing valve) or a back flow preventer on the water main then you will need an expansion tank. If your water pressure is 70 psi or above you need a tank. A properly sized whole house filter won't restrict the flow until the filter needs to be replaced. In most cases a filter with a flow rate of 9 to 10 gpm has adequate flow for this type of filter

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