What is a good 40-gallon gas water heater recovery rate?

Answer On One Hand: Don't Choose a Low Recovery RateThe recovery rate is the maximum amount of hot water a gas water heater can generate in an hour when starting with a cold tank of water. Recovery rates ... Read More »

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Can you replace a 40-gallon hot water heater with an 80-gallon?

A 40-gallon hot water heater can be replaced with an 80-gallon unit. If the unit is powered by electricity, the 80-gallon unit will take longer to heat up. The 40-gallon unit is designed for homes ... Read More »

What size wire do you need for an 80-gallon water heater?

Wire an 80-gallon water heater that uses 4500 watts of power at 240 volts and 19 amperes with 10-gauge wire. The National Electric Code requires 10-gauge wire for loads up to 30 amps, but an 80 per... Read More »

How long does it take to heat water in a 50 gallon water heater?

The time it takes for a 50 gallon water heater to heat water depends on the temperature of the water coming into the tank, whether the tank is gas or electric, and the desired temperature of the ho... Read More »

How do you drain water from 40 gallon hot water heater in my house?

At the bottom front edge, there should be a hose connection. Attach a garden hose to it and then open the valve. Because sediment can collect at the bottom of the heater, they can drain slow someti... Read More »