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Old 06-13-19, 12:57 PM   #13
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Well now... Main question is how much water heater do you want? If you eventually buy another water heater, get one that has a warranty that will outlive you. Sounds like you originally found a landlord special on sale. The "economical" models have a 2 or 1 year replacement warranty, and up to 7 years of defect coverage. Some are prorated like batteries. Not bad if you don't mind changing it every 7 years or less. The idea of affordable durable goods is so 1960's. Way deprecated. A water heater rated for more than 10 years is going to drain the wallet, as they're now considered industrial duty.

Then again, what's wrong with using what you have? The combo boiler seems to be super durable. Don't know how much fun it would be to rig the heat pump, but I imagine it would out live you.
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