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Postby nathen » Fri 05 Jun, 2009 14:31

Pool heater installed incorrectly.

New Starite 400,000 gas heater installed with pipes reversed...inflow and outflow backwards.
Pump ran 24/7 for one week....before plumbing could be corrected.

Does this cause any damage, or limit the expected lifespan of the heater?
Does this void warranty?


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Pool heater

Postby Me... » Sat 06 Jun, 2009 09:19

Usually the safety systems will still prevent issues. As for warranty I guess it could be voided but I am not sure it would be as the installer would probably be the one making the call. Unlikely he will tell the manufacturer he installed in backwards for a week or so.

On the other hand I have come across heaters that were plumbed backwards for years. They were fine. Probably cost a ton in gas and took forever to heat but once corrected they ran great.

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