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Hi. Just got this hot water tank installed and I am wondering why the plumber would do a bridge loop at the top of the tank instead of a direct horizontal connection (about 6 inches high)? That just takes away space from the top of the tank, space that I need for other things Thank you.
 

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Probably because he didn't know your needed the space. Or it slipped his mind. Is there a reason your not asking him?
 

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Probably because he didn't know your needed the space. Or it slipped his mind. Is there a reason your not asking him?
He left the job site and having him come back do it another way is no longer feasible, plumber prices are sky high here, so will have to work around the installation as-is.
 

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Hi Filter30, what do you mean by heat loop? Thx.

It might have been just because the existing pipe was low. you can google heat trap piping for water heater quicker than I could explain it but it prevents the heat from escaping and going into the air (and wasting energy) kinda like your oven heats up the entire kitchen.
I see no issue with it , you can DIY modify it . are you thinking about stacking boxes there or something ?
 

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A heat sink is installed on the CW supply a min of 27" to prevent stratification of hot water molecules from entering the CW supply when there is no check installed such as those supplied on a nipple usually supplied.

Also did the plumber solder the female adapter in place because if he /she did they did not read the instructions.
 

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It might have been just because the existing pipe was low. you can google heat trap piping for water heater quicker than I could explain it but it prevents the heat from escaping and going into the air (and wasting energy) kinda like your oven heats up the entire kitchen.
I see no issue with it , you can DIY modify it . are you thinking about stacking boxes there or something ?
Thx for the explanation. Yes, I had a setup from previous owner in order to put a large piece of wood holding on prenailed edges, so that I can put buckets and stuff on it. I will post a pic later to show you.
 

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I was using the space on top of my water tanks as additional storage space with the piece of wood on top.

However, I have to modify it now due to the loop on the left tank, it goes too high. It is about 6 inches high, would 2 inches not have sufficed?

These pictures are from installation before I replaced the left tank.
 

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A heat sink is installed on the CW supply a min of 27" to prevent stratification of hot water molecules from entering the CW supply when there is no check installed such as those supplied on a nipple usually supplied.

Also did the plumber solder the female adapter in place because if he /she did they did not read the instructions.
Sorry Sylvan, not quite sure I understand.
 
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