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Identify This Water Heater....?

So now that my fuel tank and engine are out.....:doh: I also ripped out the water heater too. I plan to rebuild it, clean it, replace the HX gasket and basically take it all apart and make sure the pressure vessel is still ok. I will also re-plumb it the way it should have been...

There are no identifying brand labels or anything other than the safety stickers on this tank to tell me who made it. I am going to assume the tank is Canadian? It measures 14 1/4" tall by 14 1/4" across and is made entirely of stainless steel including the pressure vessel/internal tank. The HX appears to be bronze or brass but I have not yet cleaned it up to determine which metal it is.

The tank is beautifully built and I would like to locate the manufacturer so I can avoid having to make my own HX gasket..

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Unless it is much older than it looks I would say not Canadian as the lack of French labels means it does not meet standards.
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Looks like an old Torrid 10 gallon. The pic is of a current model, but you get the drift.

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Looks like an old Torrid 10 gallon. The pic is of a current model, but you get the drift.


Not a Torrid as Torrid never used a stainless steel pressure vessel, always glass lined steel..

This tank is 14.25" wide X 14.25" tall which also means it fits under my steering system. The tallest I can fit is 16" max which only leaves me with 3/8" to the steering pulley for any repairs...
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Don't think French was required on labels 30 years ago.
And even when it was we would remove those labels at the first opportunity, sometimes right after the CSA sticker was applied. Huge expense for nothing, even today we have to rip off the label stuck on cans to see and read the label painted on which often has more content information.

30 years ago is about the end of the transition. By 1980 the language police were out in full force across the land.

Forget to suggest Force 10. I know they made HWT and were Canadian.
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