Re: Reliance Water Heater blanket?
Posted by hj on February 18, 2004 at 21:56:37:
In response to Re: Reliance Water Heater blanket?
Many manufacturers discourage the external blanket. It is not really needed since the insulation keeps the exterior of the tank as cool as a blanket would. Most heat loss on a gas heater occurs up the center flue where the jacket is ineffective anyway.

: we were told that our water heater did not need a blanket and actually would be damaged if it had one. It is a Reliance 501 for propane, installed in 1987. I can't find any information on the heater. Can you help?

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