Re: Self Cleaning Hot Water Heater
Posted by Mark on March 05, 2003 at 20:40:51:
In response to Re: Self Cleaning Hot Water Heater
Self -cleaning usually implies the configuration of the dip-tube inside the water heater. Bradford-White has a good self-cleaning water heater. They minimize the amount of sediment build-up inside the tank because the cold water coming out of the dip tube "swirls" at the bottom of the tank where it is then heated. "Self-cleaning" however is no miracle water heater. It will maybe add a couple of years of longevity to the unit.

So, to answer your question, no special plumbing is required. However, you should have a drain in the basement for the temperature & pressure relief valve drain line.
If that valve opens because of high temp and/or high pressure, water will flood your basement.

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