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I have a few questions about a water heater and expansion tank. Is it required? How do you know how big to get if so? Should you just replace the one you have or just the water heater? Does the degree play any thing to do with what we need to get if needed? Do you need to replace the water heater too? Its over 9 years old. May need help in some others.
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Plumbing
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Plumber: Daniel Plourde, Plumber replied 7 months ago
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HI I AM DAN I CAN HELP YOU WITH THIS. FIRST DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE AN EXPANSION TANK AND WHAT KIND OF WATER HEATER DO YOU HAVE?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Electric water heater 50 gallon We do currently have an expansion tank it has a pin hole in it
Plumber: Daniel Plourde, Plumber replied 7 months ago

DO YOU HAVE A PRESSURE REDUCING VALVE ON YOUR MAIN WATER SUPPLY BY THE METER OR A CHECK VALVe INSTALLED INTO THE COLD WATER MAIN OR INLET TO THE WATER HEATER?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
main line coming in
Plumber: Daniel Plourde, Plumber replied 7 months ago

BASICALLY IS THERE ANY DEVICE INSTALLED BETWEEN THE WATER METER AND THE INLEY OF THE VATER HEATER

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
its under the house where the main line comes in
Plumber: Daniel Plourde, Plumber replied 7 months ago

IF YOU HAVE A PRESSURE REDUCING VALVE OR CHECK VALVE IN YOUR MAIN WATER LINE THEN YOU DO NEED AN EXPANSION TANK. SINCE YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE I WOULD RECOMMEND GETTING THE SAME SIZE TANK. IF THE EXPANSION TANK IS THE ONLY PROBLEM YOU CAN JUST REPLACE IT AND DO NOT NEED TO REPLACE THE WATER HEATER

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Plumber: Daniel Plourde, Plumber replied 7 months ago

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