I will not recommended Bradford White to anyone. When I first moved here I noticed the chlorine was noticeably strong in the tap water. A standard, off the shelf thermopile converts heat energy from the pilot flame into electrical energy to operate the gas valve and microprocessor. Smith Model Numbers rating plates look a little different, but have all the same info. Find the date in serial numbers As a home inspector, you are constantly on display for your clients while you are performing a home inspection.
About 6 years ago they added chloramines in addition to the chlorine. Special Offer: For a 5% discount on any number of copies of the Home Reference eBook purchased as a single order. On older models, you can determine the age of your unit by decoding the water heater serial number. American Water Heater Model Numbers rating plate, with close up below. To find the age of a Bradford White tank, you have to understand their coding. A standard, off the shelf thermopile converts heat energy from the pilot flame into electrical energy tooperate the gas valve and microprocessor. If not, then write down your serial number as it usually indicates the year and month of manufacture of the water heater.
Letter A indicates January and M indicates December. Look at the second letter, which is between letters A and M excluding I to check the month. In this example, the tank was made in the 17th week of 1998. No need for external electricity. In addition perhaps you have come across a brand, model or serial number format that we have not addressed.
As home inspectors it's important to be able to decipher the age from the water heater manufacturers serial numbers so we can report aging conditions and tell you when you can expect to replace them because a water heaters service life is approximately 13-18 years. This means that we will not distribute, sell or rent your name or personal information about you to any third party without your permission. Below is a close up of the Bradford White rating plate. Could a 1985 hot water tank last 25 years, considering it may have had at least 5 years of drained non-use? The text is intended as a reference guide to help building owners operate and maintain their home effectively. We can use that year to predict the most possible manufactured year of the product. For example, if the first four digits are 0608, then your water heater was installed the eighth week of 2006. This hot water heater was installed in our new home 2 years ago.
The example rating plates is on a tank made in June 2002. We think that the propane water heater was leaking raw propane at the control valve. However, it's possible to prolong the life of a water heater by following the proper care instructions that come with the units. Every effort is undertaken to offer you correct and concise information to assist you in determining the age or manufacture date of water heating equipment. All manufacturer warranties are honored and claims should be made through SupplyHouse.
How to know Bradford White Water Heater Age from Years of manufactured As mentioned above that the year when it was manufacture is indicated by the first letter of the serial number which represents 20 years rotating system. This is a total let down with them. Style 3: Digits 3-4 are the week of the year and digits 5-6 are the year. Verifying the installation date doesn't necessarily prove the age of the water heater, since some units are pre-owned, but it does help with making home improvement decisions. Field inspection worksheets are included at the back of the volume.
I just kept the faucet running and running in hopes to flush it out. Knowing when the house was built is also helpful. They do not necessarily represent the opinions of FurnaceCompare. It comes equipped with 4000 watt elements. Increases first hour delivery of hot water while minimizing temperature build up in tank.
We also provide a to this topic, or you can try the page top or bottom as a quick way to find information you need. This sticker is usually around any warning labels and the energy guide. The Bradford White water heatr shown in our photo was installed in Port Angeles, Washington in 2011. Feds did not do health and feasibility studies on toxity to people before allowing it to be added. The check valve malfunctioned and dumped hot water into our crawl space. Unfortunately, a water heater doesn't last forever, so it's important to know the installation date to troubleshoot problems, find replacement parts or determine if it's time to replace it completely.