AO Smith Vertex

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  1. mikeyvon

    mikeyvon New Member

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    Does anyone have experience with the AO Smith Vertex water heater? My plumbing supply house only carries AO Smith and I am trying to decide between the Vertex and a standard powervent unit. There is about a $450 diffence with the Vertex being around $1450.

    I will be using it for my DHW and radiant heating (isolated thru a heat exchanger).

    Here is some info on the Vertex for those who have not heard about it. http://www.hotwater.com/lit/spec/res_gas/ARG-SS01306.pdf

    thanks,

    michael
     
  2. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

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    Be wise and buy the extended warranty..........

    That looks pretty snazzy......

    looks like a great idea and sort of a alternative to
    a tankless water heater if it is 93% efficient..???

    I would love to fool with one myself....

    the only downside I see to it is the fact that it is
    an A.O.Smith....

    and if it is anything like the quality
    i have seen with the lesser models,

    you better buy the extended 10 yr warranty
    or it will break your heart. ....6 1/2... years from now.. ..


    I woud not buy their power vent heater... on
    principle alone..
     
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  4. mikeyvon

    mikeyvon New Member

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    as far as AO Smith goes it is all I really have "inexpensive" access to. I am building as an owner/builder and my buddy was kind enough to put me on his cash account at the supply house. I get around 40% off list, which is better than I can get anywhere else. The supply house only carries AO Smith.
     
  5. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

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    pay for an extended wrranty

    just get an extended warranty
    if they offer one.......

    they have an annoying habit of leaking at about 6 years and one month out of warranty....
     
  6. mikeyvon

    mikeyvon New Member

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    i will look into the extended warranty.

    thanks! :)
     
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