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A.O. Smith PXHT-66 Conservationalist Electric Storage Water Heater

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Pros: None!!!

Cons: Absolute piece of crap. Recovery time is appxoximately 25 minutes. Take a shower and the second shower will get ice water after 2-3 minutes.

I wish I had never heard of this crappy, sorry water heater. I explained to the salesman that I needed a large dependable water heater with quick "recovery time." I told him that we take multiple, somestimes long, showers daily, run our dishwasher every day, wash a load or 2 of cloathes every day, etc., and never wanted to run out of hot water.

 

 

One shower and the second one (15 minutes later) will get ice water 2-3 minutes into the shower. Take a shower, wait an hour and try to fill a juccuzi tub (for an epson salts soak) and you get less 3 inches of hot water into the tub (not even enough to cover your legs when you are sitting the tub) before it turns ice cold. Then you will wait 25 minutes before you get hot water again (and then you only get another 3-4 inches of hot water before it turns ice cold again. I tried different recovery times while in the jaccuzi, 8 minutes, 12 minutes, 15 minutes, and only a 25 minute wait got more real hot water.

 

And, all of the above after  a plumbing technician came out and adjusted the factory settings higher.

 

My old, cheap 15 year old water heater was much more dependable on hot water recovery times, i.e., approximately 7 minutes. I wanted to improve on the amount of hot water we initially got and to improve on the 7 minute recovery time. Boy did we get burned!!!

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A.O. Smith PXHT-66 Conservationalist Electric Storage Water Heater
Description:

HIGHEST ENERGY FACTORS 3"-thick CFC-free foam insulation, external heat traps and other features combine to produce a new, higher .95 Energy Factor that maximizes savings on operating costs. BLUE DIAMOND® GLASS COATING An A. O. Smith exclusive glass coating provides the ultimate protection…over twice the corrosion resistance compared to industry-standard glass lining. A.O. SMITH DYNACLEAN™ II AUTOMATIC SEDIMENT-CLEANING SYSTEM Specially designed dip tube directs incoming cold water to create turbulence in the tank, which reduces lime and sediment buildup. DynaClean II helps prolong tank life, maintains high energy-efficiency and maximizes hot water output. Made from long-lasting PEX cross-link polymer. PHOENIX™ LOW-WATT DENSITY INCOLOY STEEL UPPER AND LOWER HEATING ELEMENTS Designed to operate more efficiently and last 2-3 times longer than standard copper heating elements. 10-YEAR LIMITED TANK AND PARTS WARRANTY For complete information consult written warranty or A. O. Smith Water Products Company. COREGARD™ ANODE ROD An A. O. Smith exclusive magnesium anode with stainless steel core protects tank against corrosion longer than ordinary mild steel anodes. DURABLE TAMPER-RESISTANT BRASS DRAIN VALVE FACTORY-INSTALLED SIDE-MOUNTED TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE (T&P) RELIEF VALVE CODE COMPLIANCE: CEC, CABO, HUD, BOCA NATIONAL CODES, ASHRAE/IES 90.1-1999 AND 2004 NAECA CERTIFIED TO UL 174 FOR HOUSEHOLD ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS

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Volume Capacity66 Gallons
Power SourceElectric
Energy Factor.95
Insulation R Value24
First Hour Rating72 Gallons
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