BW 50gal MI5036FBN – High Altitude

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by GasGuzz, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. GasGuzz

    GasGuzz New Member

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    Contractor spec’d a BW in the title.
    What makes a WH “high altitude�

    Thanks.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Either the gas btu has to be reduced or the air volume increased to compensate for the thinner air. The BW standard heaters are rated to about 6,500 feet above sea level.
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