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    Got to buy a new gas water heater. Any suggestions on brand or place to purchase? I currently have a Kenmore Power Miser 6 and have had nothing but issues. Ive been told by a few people to avoid whirlpool. I have a 40 gallon now and seems to be plenty. I am on a budget of $450 max. I know Im asking a lot. Any help would be great.
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    I've got a Richmond (electric though) going on 10 years. Only issues since I've got very hard water is replacement the lower heating element every 5 years (twice now). Oh and the Richmond came with the house when I bought it new.
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    I bought a new Richmond 40 gallon 2 years ago. From Menards.... It works fine, but I noticed right off the bat that the length of time you get hot water past the original forty gallons was not as long as my previous tank. i have no idea why, but if I knew this prior to purchase I would have gotten a 50+ tank. But i take long showers.
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    I've got a Richmond (electric though) going on 10 years. Only issues since I've got very hard water is replacement the lower heating element every 5 years (twice now). Oh and the Richmond came with the house when I bought it new.
    Richmond has been great for me, but I'm in the same boat with the elements. What sucks is when you accidentally flip the breaker back on before the water is above the top element, and dont' realize it until the tank is full.
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    I bought a new Richmond 40 gallon 2 years ago. From Menards.... It works fine, but I noticed right off the bat that the length of time you get hot water past the original forty gallons was not as long as my previous tank. i have no idea why, but if I knew this prior to purchase I would have gotten a 50+ tank. But i take long showers.
    Thats probably the one Im looking at. Im going to get it on Tuesday, so here's to hoping it all goes smoothly
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    Got to buy a new gas water heater. Any suggestions on brand or place to purchase? I currently have a Kenmore Power Miser 6 and have had nothing but issues. Ive been told by a few people to avoid whirlpool. I have a 40 gallon now and seems to be plenty. I am on a budget of $450 max. I know Im asking a lot. Any help would be great.
    Kenmore does not actually manufacture anything. All the Kenmores you see at Sears (Water heaters, ranges & ovens, refrigerators, etc) are made by other companies and Sears has them badged as Kenmore. Depending on the serial number, they may be made by Whirlpool, Westinghouse, Frigidaire, or other companies.

    Now, let me add my own question to what the OP was asking. For those who have experience with both natural gas and electric hot water heaters, which is the most economic to operate?
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    Default Re: Got to buy a new gas water heater. HELP!

    Natural Gas is much more economical to operate and they seem to re-charge much quicker. (although I think the initial cost of a gas powered hot water heater might be a little more than an electric)

    Does anyone have a tankless hot water heater?

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