Bradford-White 238-16152-00F User Manual

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COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

 

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La version espanola de estas instrucciones se puede obtener al escribirle a la

fábrica cuyo nombre aparece in la placa de especificaciones.

 

A Spanish language version of these instructions is available by contacting the manufacturer listed on the rating plate.

 

INSTALLATION & OPERATING

 

 

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 

 

 

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THE WARRANTY ON THIS WATER HEATER IS IN EFFECT ONLY WHEN

THE WATER HEATER IS INSTALLED AND OPERATED IN ACCORDANCE

 

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WITH LOCAL CODES AND THESE INSTRUCTIONS. THE

 

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MANUFACTURER OF THIS HEATER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY

DAMAGE RESULTING FROM FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE

INSTRUCTIONS. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE

STARTING.

 

For safety, convenience, and best performance, we recommend thisINTERNETwater heater be installed and serviced by a plumbing professional.

238-16152-00FREV 12/03

CONGRATULATIONS!

You have just purchased one of the finest water heaters on the market today!

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new Commercial Electric Water Heater. We at Bradford White strongly recommend that you contact a plumbing professional for the installation of this water heater.

This installation, operation and instructionREFERENCEmanual will explain in detail the installation and maintenance of your

We require that you carefully read this manual, as well as

the enclosed warranty, andFORrefer to it when questions

arise. If you have any specific questions concerning your warranty, pleaseVERSIONconsult the plumbing professional from whom your water heater was purchased. For your records we recommend that you write the model, serial number and installation date of your water heater in the

maintenance section in the back of this manual. ThisINTERNETmanual should be kept with the water heater.

At Bradford White we’re committed to providing you with the finest water heater made.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

General Information...................................................................

 

 

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Installation....................................................................................

 

 

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Locating The Water Heater ....................................................

 

 

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Water Connections ..................................................................

 

 

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Electrical Connections............................................................

 

 

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Amperage Chart .......................................................................

 

 

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GPH Recovery Capacities......................................................

 

 

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General Operation......................................................................

 

 

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Thermostat Adjustment...........................................................

 

 

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Maintenance ................................................................................

 

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The design of this electric water has been listed with Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc. (UL) as complying with UL standard UL1453.

This water heater must be installed in accordance with local codes. In the

absence of local codes, install this water heater in accordance with the N.E.C. Reference Book (latest edition). ONLY

The warranty for this water heater is in effect only when the water heater is

This water heater has been designed and listed for the purpose of heating potable water. The installation and use of this water heater for any purpose other than the heating of potable water may cause damage to the water heater and create a hazardous condition and nullify the warranty.

installed, adjusted and operated in accordance with these Installation and Operating Instructions. The manufacturer willREFERENCEnot be held liable for damage resulting from alteration and/or failure to comply with these instructions.

Incorrect operation of this applianceFORmay create a hazard to life and

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property and will nullify the water.

Do not use this applianceVERSIONif any part has been under water. Immediately call a

qualified service technician to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the control system and/or any gas control, which has been under water. Depending upon individual circumstances, it may be necessary to replace the entire water heater.

Make sure that the rating plate on the water heater is referenced for certainty that the correct voltage is being supplied to the water heater.

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DANGER

Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable, combustible or corrosive vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

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General Information continued-

A sacrificial anode(s) is used to extend tank life. Removal of any anode, for any reason, will nullify the warranty. In areas where water is unusually active, an odor may occur at the hot water faucet due to a reaction between the sacrificial anode and impurities in the water. If this should happen, an alternative anode(s) may be purchased from the supplier that installed this water heater. This will minimize the odor while protecting the tank. Additionally, the water heater should be flushed with appropriate dissolvers to eliminate any bacteria.

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evident, please contact the supplier where the water heater was purchased or the manufacturer listed on the rating plate for replacement parts.

Before proceeding, please inspect the water heater and its components for possible damage. DO NOT install any damagedREFERENCEcomponents. If damage is

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INSTALLATION

Locating The Water Heater

WARNING

 

Water heaters are heat-producingappliances. To avoid damage or injury,

there must be no materials stored against the water heater and proper care

must be taken to avoid unnecessary contact (especially by children) with the

 

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water heater. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL FLAMMABLE

MATERIALS, SUCH AS GASOLINE OR PAINT THINNER BE USED OR

STORED IN THE VICINITY OF THIS WATER HEATER OR ANY LOCATION

FROM WHICH FUMES COULD REACH THE WATER HEATER.

 

instructions. After reading these installation REFERENCEand operating instructions, select

This water heater must NOT be installed in any location where gasoline

or flammable vapors are likely to be present, unless the installation is such to eliminate the ignition of gasoline or flammable vapors.

The location for the installation of this water heater is of utmost importance. Before installing this water heater, consult the installation section of these

a location for the water heater whereFORthe floor is level and is easily accessible to a power supply and water connections. It is recommended that the water

heater so that access panels and drain valves are accessible.

heater be located near the center of greatest hot water usage to prevent heat loss through the pipes.VERSIONDO NOT locate the water heater where water lines could be subjected to freezing temperatures. Locate the water

Water heater corrosion and component failure can be caused by the heating and breakdown of airborne chemical vapors. Examples of some typical compoundsINTERNETthat are potentially corrosive are: spray can propellants, cleaning solvents, refrigerator and air conditioning refrigerants, swimming pool chemicals, calcium or sodium chloride, waxes and process chemicals. These materials are corrosive at very low concentration levels with little or no odor to reveal their presence.NOTE: DAMAGE TO THE WATER HEATER CAUSED

BY EXPOSURE TO CORROSIVE VAPORS IS NOT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. DO NOT OPERATE THE WATER HEATER IF EXPOSURE HAS OR WILL OCCUR. DO NOT STORE ANY POTENTIALLY CORROSIVE COMPOUNDS IN THE VICINITY OF THE WATER HEATER.

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This water heater must be located in an area where leakage of the tank or water line connections and the combination temperature and pressure relief

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valve will not result in damage to the area adjacent to the water heater or to lower floors of the structure. When such locations cannot be avoided, a suitable drain pan must be installed under the water heater. The drain pan must be no greater than 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) deep and have a minimum length and width of at least 4 in.(10.2 cm) measured from the jacket of the water heater. The drain pan, as described above, can be purchased from your plumbing professional. The drain pan must be piped to an adequate drain. The piping must be pitched for proper drainage.

 

 

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Water Connections

NOTE: BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH THE INSTALLATION, CLOSE THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY VALVE.

After shutting the main water supply valve, open a faucet to relieve the water line pressure to prevent any water from leaking out of the pipes while making

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the water connections to the water heater. After the pressure has been relieved, close the faucet. The cold water inlet line connects to the inlet nipple at the base of the water heater. The hot water outlet line connects to the nipple on top of the water heater. The fittings at the cold water inlet and hot water outlet are dielectric waterway fittings with tapered male threads. Make the proper plumbing connections between the water heater and the plumbing system in the structure. Install a shut-offvalve in the cold water supply line.

 

CAUTION

 

If sweat fittings are to be used, DO NOT apply heat to the nipples on top of

the water heater. Sweat the tubing to the adapter before fitting the adapter

to the water connections. It is imperative that heat is not applied to the

nipples containing a plastic liner.

 

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FAILURE TO INSTALL AND MAINTAIN A NEW, LISTED TEMPERATURE-

PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE WILL RELEASE THE MANUFACTURER

FROM ANY CLAIM, WHICH MIGHT RESULT FROM EXCESSIVE

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If this water heater is installed in a closed water supply system, such as one having a back-flowpreventer in the cold water supply, provisions shall be made

to control thermal expansion.VERSIONDO NOT operate this water heater in a closed

system without provisions for controlling thermal expansion. Your water supplier or local plumbing inspector should be contacted on how to control this situation.

After installation of the water lines, open the main water supply valve and fill

water flows from the faucets, close them and check all water connections for possible leaks. NEVER OPERATE THE WATER HEATER WITHOUT FIRST

theINTERNETwater heater. While the water heater is filling, open several hot water faucets to allow air to escape from the water system. After a steady stream of

BEING CERTAIN IT IS FILLED WITH WATER.

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WARNING

For protection against excessive temperatures and pressure, install temperature and pressure protective equipment required by local codes, but not less than a combination temperature and pressure relief valve certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory that maintains periodic inspection of production of listed equipment or materials, as meeting the Requirements

for Relief Valves and Automatic Gas Shutoff Devices for Hot Water Supply Systems, ANSI Z21.22, and the Standard CAN1-4.4Temperature, Pressure, Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves and Vacuum Relief Valves. The combination temperature and pressure relief valve must be marked with a

water heater. The combination temperature and pressure relief valveONLYshall also have an hourly rated temperature steam BTU discharge capacity not less than the hourly input rating of the water heater.

maximum set pressure, not to exceed the maximum working pressure of the

Install the combination temperature and pressure relief valve into the opening provided and marked for this purpose on the water heater

Install a discharge line so that water discharged from the combination temperature and pressure relief valve will exit within six (6) inches (15.3 cm) above, or any distance below the structural floor and cannot contact any live electrical part. The discharge line is to be installed to allow for complete

Note: Some models may already be equipped or supplied with a

combination temperature and pressure relief valve. Verify that the

 

 

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combination temperature and pressure relief valve complies with local codes.

If the combination temperature and pressure relief valve does not comply

with local codes, replace it with one that does. Follow the installation

instructions above on this page.

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DO NOT thread, plug or cap the discharge line. It is recommended that a minimum of four (4) inches (10.2 cm) be provided on the side of the water heater for servicing and maintenance of the combination temperature and pressure relief valve.

drainageINTERNETof both the temperature and pressure relief valve and the discharge line. The discharge opening must not be subjected to blockage or freezing.

Do not place a valve between the combination temperature and pressure relief valve and the tank.

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WARNING

Hydrogen gas can be produced in a hot water system served by this water heater that has not been used for a long period of time (generally two weeks or more). Hydrogen gas is extremely flammable. To reduce the risk of injury under these conditions, it is recommended that the hot water faucet be opened for several minutes at the kitchen sink before using any electrical appliance connected to the hot water system. If hydrogen is present, there will

probably be an unusual sound such as air escaping through the pipe

 

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as the water begins to flow. There should be no smoking or open

flame near the faucet at the time it is open.

 

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CAUTION

 

INCREASING THE THERMOSTAT SETTING ABOVE THE PRESET TEMPERATURE MAY CAUSE SEVERE BURNS AND CONSUME EXCESSIVE ENERGY. HOTTER WATER INCREASES THE RISK OF SCALD INJURY.

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