Hot water heater expansion tank

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    • #280207
      Jim VanderVlucht

      I have just installed a new gas hot water heater. I intend to install a thermal expansion tank. The easiest place to install it is directly above the cold water inlet on the heater. I am concerened that hot water will migrate up into the tank. Will this be a problem? Should I put a loop to force the hot water to be lower than the heater inlet? The inlet and outlet pipes come out of the wall directly to the top of the heater. Thanks for the help

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      Russ Bolton

      : I have just installed a new gas hot water heater. : I intend to install a thermal expansion tank. The : easiest place to install it is directly above the cold : water inlet on the heater. I am concerened that hot : water will migrate up into the tank. Will this be a : problem? Should I put a loop to force the hot water : to be lower than the heater inlet? The inlet and : outlet pipes come out of the wall directly to the top : of the heater. Thanks for the helpRuss, Putting the expansion tank off of the cold water supply to the water heater will be fine. Make sure that the tank is well supported. When the expansion tank fills with water it will gain considerable weight. Regards, Terry Love

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      Russ Bolton

      : I have just installed a new gas hot water heater. : I intend to install a thermal expansion tank. The : easiest place to install it is directly above the cold : water inlet on the heater. I am concerened that hot : water will migrate up into the tank. Will this be a : problem? Should I put a loop to force the hot water : to be lower than the heater inlet? The inlet and : outlet pipes come out of the wall directly to the top : of the heater. Thanks for the helpRuss, Putting the expansion tank off of the cold water supply to the water heater will be fine. Make sure that the tank is well supported. When the expansion tank fills with water it will gain considerable weight. Regards, Terry Love

    • #302705
      Russ Bolton

      : I have just installed a new gas hot water heater. : I intend to install a thermal expansion tank. The : easiest place to install it is directly above the cold : water inlet on the heater. I am concerened that hot : water will migrate up into the tank. Will this be a : problem? Should I put a loop to force the hot water : to be lower than the heater inlet? The inlet and : outlet pipes come out of the wall directly to the top : of the heater. Thanks for the helpRuss, Putting the expansion tank off of the cold water supply to the water heater will be fine. Make sure that the tank is well supported. When the expansion tank fills with water it will gain considerable weight. Regards, Terry Love

    • #307344
      Russ Bolton

      Do hot water expansion tanks require any kind of preventive maintenance?

    • #307345
      Russ Bolton

      Do hot water expansion tanks require any kind of preventive maintenance?

    • #307346
      Russ Bolton

      Do hot water expansion tanks require any kind of preventive maintenance?

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