Should I be worried about a dent in the water heater?

Discussion in 'Canadian Plumbing Code Questions' started by Ladybug55, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Ladybug55

    Ladybug55 New Member

    Aug 16, 2015
    Kelowna, British Columbia
    I have recently had a 80 US gallon electric water heater installed. After installation, I noticed that there was a large dent in the top corner of the water heater. My plumber has said that it is a dent in the outer wall and that the inner wall would not be damaged. I am looking for a professional second opinion. Should I be concerned about this dent? Thanks in advance!
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Probably not...depending on the model and brand, there could be as much as 2-3" of insulation between the outer shell and the inner tank
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  4. Magneto

    Magneto Member

    Jul 29, 2015
    Stanford, Connecticut
    So you had just gotten this water heater installed and there was a dent? Did the installer dent your water heater?
  5. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2013
    I was wondering what a large dent is. That inner tank has a glass lining. The anode protects the steel exposed by cracks for a while.

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