Re: remodeling and hating new water heaters
Posted by LonnythePlumber on June 14, 2003 at 16:16:47:
In response to Re: remodeling and hating new water heaters
: Gas or electric? If electric the factory thermostat setting is just above warm, whereas you previous one was probably set a 140 or 150. The Case/Briggs 3000/3001 were the finest toilets ever made, except for the fill valve. I just wish they had not discontinued them.

: : I could sure use some wisdom/advice. New 40 gallon AO Smith water heater heats just fine but we run out of hot water rather quickly. This heater replaces an older 40 gallon AO Smith which gave great service for many, many years. Is there a way to boost performance or do we have to buy another, larger capacity water heater. Our use remains the same as in years past...I guess 40 gallons is no longer 40 gallons. (another note and I'll mention the nightmare of trying to replace old, weary, wall mounted Case toilets.)

: : thanks for suggestions.

The older style 40 gallons were 40,000 BTU's. The newer ones are usually only 32,000 to 35,000 if you have a gas water heater. LonnythePlumber

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