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    Default Expansion Tanks On Cold Water Lines

    I thought water heater expansion tanks had to be on the Hot water line. I found two installations today with the tank on the cold water line. The first photo, the tank was connected to the main water line for the home. Any thoughts?

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    I can't imagine that it would really matter. I guess you could refer to the manufacturer's installation instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathew stouffer View Post
    -- installations today with the tank on the cold water line.

    Any thoughts?

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    Both Installation manuals I have show expansion tank on inlet side.

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    Default Re: Expansion Tanks On Cold Water Lines

    They say cold water side, a few may allow on hot water side, however, they also state shorter life if on the hot side, however ...

    They should not be mounted with their weight off a tee like that.

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    Default Re: Expansion Tanks On Cold Water Lines

    Is that home made connection to the draft hood acceptable?

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    Paul,
    The back of that connection was leaking CO.


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    Default Re: Expansion Tanks On Cold Water Lines

    Leaking because of lack of proper support on the tank or leaking because of all the polybutylene piping?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Kondzich View Post
    Is that home made connection to the draft hood acceptable?
    Not even close.


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    You're such an elitist John.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    You're such an elitist John.
    Yes, but I'm a bitter elitist.
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    Default Re: Expansion Tanks On Cold Water Lines

    What is not even close, I am lost. Yes the PB is in bad shape, even with the copper fittings. The manifold was corroded.


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