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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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