Is this unit pretty much plug and play with regard to replacing a State unit?
My State unit has went out after 17+ years. With this being my first replacement, I'm not sure if it's as simple as swapping in this unit for the old one or if other piping and adapters will be necessary. The height for both units is identical.
If you are sure that the height is exactly the same as your old heater, then the majority of the time, you may get lucky and not have to replace any parts UNLESS - some of the piping, or unions going into the old heater may have been clogged up due to sediment or corrosion in the pipe. (Is it copper pipe or galvanized steel?) After 17 years of service, this is highly possible.
Even if the heights between the heaters are 1/2 inch off, plan on spending a few bucks for adjustments (parts/modifications) not only to water pipes, venting, but also to the gas feed pipe to the heater
1 year, 3 months ago
Dearborn Heights, MI, USA