AO Smith Water Heater Checkins

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Average Lifespan: 18.7 Years
Rating: 4.5/5 stars out of 30 ratings.
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Near N Logan St, Olathe, KS 66061  
AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New
Near Shelton Ave, Edwardsville, KS 66111  
AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
7 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New
Near Theden St, Shawnee, KS 66218  
AO SMITH
Model
GCV50100
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Bradford White in Shawnee
PRV installed, expansion tank, gas line rerouted and the flue corrected.
Near W 18th St, Eudora, KS 66025  
AO SMITH
Model
GCV40200
Rating
Age
7 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New 50,000 BTU High recovery Bradford White tank installed and thermal expansion tank put in.
Near W 144th St, Overland Park, KS 66221  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40222
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Two new tanks installed and flue totally replaced. 5" vent down the a 5-4-4 wye and 4" going to water heaters.
Near Belinder Rd, Leawood, KS 66206  
AO SMITH
Model
GCV50100
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New tank installed along with PRV, vent, and expansion tank.
Near W 48th St, Shawnee, KS 66216  
AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
9 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New
Near Halsey St, Lenexa, KS 66215  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40212
Rating
Age
26 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

AO Smith tank failure
This open loop system was around 70 psi in lenexa, KS. There was no PRV and no expansion tank was necessary, hence the 26 year old water heater.
Near S 65th St, Kansas City, KS 66106  
AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
31 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New
Near W 45th St, Shawnee, KS 66226  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG50245
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
VENTING / INSTALLATION

The flue was redone to improve the draw. There was also a new PRV installed along with a thermal expansion tank. New shutoff for the poly line feeding the humidifier was also replaced. The flex gas supply line was replaced with iron pipe.
Near SW Duckpond Dr, Lee's Summit, MO 64082  
AO SMITH
Model
FCV50100
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

AO Smith tank
New main shutoff installed, new thermal expansion tank which was also moved to the cold side, and the PRV was replaced.
Near W 52nd St, Shawnee, KS 66226  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Water heater replaced by KC Water Heaters
Shawnee expansion tanks
AO Smith water heater
A new water heater was installed and a thermal expansion tank was installed. The water pressure from WaterOne was 130 psi and the PRV reduced it down to 75. This brings the water pressure in the house up to 130 when the tank is heating water. In this environment a thermal expansion tank is recommended. Also installed new shutoff valves and replaced the saddle valve.
Near W 125th St, Overland Park, KS 66213  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG50240
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
Dip Tube broken

New AO Smith installed along with thermal expansion tank and new PRV. The new PRV significantly increased the water pressure inside the home.
Near W 130th Ter, Olathe, KS 66062  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG50242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

olathe hot water heater
New AO Smith GCR50400 installed along with lead free ball valve. Also replaced shutoff valve to the humidifier.
Near W 92nd St, Overland Park, KS 66212  
AO SMITH
Model
FCG40246
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

20 year old AO Smith
Thermal expansion tank and new water heater
New AO Smith water heater installed along with thermal expansion tank.
Near Outlook St, Overland Park, KS 66223  
AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

AO Smith High Efficiency water heater
New AO Smith GDHE-50 EnergyStar power vent water heater installed. This is the best water heater you would ever need for a residential setting. Probably couldn't run it out of hot water if you tried. Expansion tank and new PRV installed.
Near S Saint Andrews Ave, Olathe, KS 66061  
AO SMITH
Model
FCG50248
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

AO Smith with water softener
installed by licensed plumber
A thermal expansion tank was installed with the new water heater.
Near N Camden Ave, Kansas City, MO 64151  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40222
Rating
Age
22 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

The incoming water pressure was only 70 psi and a PRV was installed. The homeowner had the option to replace the PRV and install a thermal expansion tank or just to remove the PRV since it wasn't really needed. They opted to remove the PRV and run an open system.
Near Hollingsworth Rd, Basehor, KS 66007  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG50233
Rating
Age
21 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

This is an old AO Smith propane water heater
Propane water heaters
A new AO Smith propane water heater was installed along with two new shutoff valves.
Near W 155th Pl, Overland Park, KS 66223  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Lifespan on an AO Smith water heater
Overland Park water heater
A new AO Smith replaced the nearly 20 year old 40 gallon. The water pressure was checked and read 96 psi. The high water pressure was due to a failed PRV. The Pressure Reducing Valve was replaced and a thermal expansion tank was installed.
Near W 143rd Ter, Leawood, KS 66224  
AO SMITH
Model
FCG50248
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

old water heater
new water heater
The Pressure Reducing Valve was replaced and the water pressure was set to 75 psi. An expansion tank is not technically required in Leawood, but this neighborhood had a water pressure of 100 psi. Meaning that without a thermal expansion tank your water pressure would rise to 100 psi when the tank heats up. The expansion tank is a buffer to absorb the additional pressure that is created from the increase in water temperature.
Near W 155th Pl, Overland Park, KS 66223  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

AO Smith
Amtrol expansion tank
Energy Saver from AO Smith
Pressure Reducing Valve replaced and thermal expansion tank installed. The flue on this 17 year old house has started to deteriorate and will likely need to be replaced within the next 5 years. They will soon be upgrading to a high efficiency furnace and will plan to replace the entire horizontal section of flue in 4" type b vent.
Near N 9th St, Kansas City, KS 66101  
AO SMITH
Model
PGXL40790
Rating
Age
37 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

30 year old AO Smith
New AO Smith installed, drip leg added to gas line, and flue repaired. New shutoffs and ice maker stop installed.
Near Boehm Dr, Lenexa, KS 66219  
AO SMITH
Model
GPSH40100
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
Manifold

Power Vent water heater
power vent water heater
power vent
AO Smith GPVT 40 100 Power Vent water heater installed and supports added to the flue. Flexible lines replaced with copper for both the water and gas.
Near NW 130th St, Platte City, MO 64079  
AO SMITH
Model
FCG50246
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

water heater
installed water heater
New AO Smith higher efficiency gas water heater installed.
Near W 156th St, Overland Park, KS 66223  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG50242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

water heaters overland park
new water heaters
New PRV installed to reduce water pressure down from 90 psi to 75 psi. Thermal expansion tank installed and set to 80 psi.
Near W 97th Ter, Lenexa, KS 66220  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG75200
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

AO Smith 75 gallon
AO Smith 66220
75 gallon water heater
The 50 gallon AO Smith GCR 50 400 was a bit of a downgrade from the 75 gallon tank but it made more sense to go with the 50. The 75 gallon would not have fit through the door.
Near W 138th Ct, Olathe, KS 66062  
AO SMITH
Model
FCG50248
Rating
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
Saddle Valve Leak

15 year old AO Smith water heater
supported expansion tank
AO Smith old water heater
New AO Smith installed along with thermal expansion tank. A saddle valve was also removed and replaced with an ice maker stop.
Near Manchester Ave, Kansas City, MO 64133  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40232
Rating
Age
20 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New AO Smith installed along with new gas shutoff valve. The valve for the humidifier was also replaced.
Near NW Caney Creek Dr, Kansas City, MO 64151  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40216
Rating
Age
25 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New water heater installed along with new shutoff valves.
Near Conser St, Overland Park, KS 66204  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG50216
Rating
Age
26 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith 50 gallon higher efficiency GCR50400 installed along with new copper supply lines. New gas cock also installed.
Near Belmont St, Shawnee, KS 66226  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40232
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New tank installed and the flue for the water heater was corrected to maintain proper slope. The old water heater actually had a flat spot in the flue which may have attributed to occasional backdrafting. The new flue has proper slope and is a safer installation.
Near S 17th St, Kansas City, KS 66106  
AO SMITH
Model
PGXL3079C
Rating
Age
43 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

We will be installing a new power vent water heater in the future.
Near Lowell Ave, Overland Park,  
AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
21 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
VENTING / INSTALLATION

We installed a new power vent GPVT 50 200 AO Smith energy star water heater.
Near W 112th Ter, Leawood, KS 66211  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG50210
Rating
Age
25 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith water heater was installed and the heat trap was removed to allow the recirculating line to work properly.
Near W 74th St, Kansas City, MO 64114  
AO SMITH
Model
KGA40900
Rating
Age
32 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New water heater was installed and the drip leg was repaired. A new gas shutoff was also installed.
Near Cambridge Rd, Leawood, KS 66209  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG50242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New GCR50400 installed which is a higher efficient water heater with additional insulation around the tank. Recirculating pump was installed on new water heater.
Near Grant St, Overland Park, KS 66212  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40222
Rating
Age
22 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New flue was installed to add proper slope for new tank. Lead free ball valve was also installed.
Near W 125th Ter, Overland Park, KS 66213  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new 50 gallon AO Smith and reposition the thermal expansion tank for better support. The flexible supply line was also removed and hard piped with copper.
Near W 144th St, Overland Park, KS 66223  
AO SMITH
Model
FCV50100
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Install two new hot water heaters. The AO Smith GCG50400 water heaters have a baffle on the bottom of the tank that prevents dust from clogging up the intake. A thermal expansion tank was also required by code for this installation.
Near Goodman St, Overland Park, KS 66223  
AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
22 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Install 50 gallon water heater with thermal expansion tank.
Near S Rogers St, Independence, MO 64055  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG50242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Install 50 gallon State Select hot water heater with 6 year warranty.
Near W 117th St, Overland Park, KS 66210  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG50232
Rating
Age
20 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new AO water heater and an Amtrol thermal expansion tank that included an isolation valve.
Near N Chatham Ave, Kansas City, MO 64151  
AO SMITH
Model
KGA50916
Rating
Age
29 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new GCG 50 400 which is a similar model to the old hot water tank.
Near Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64108  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG40242
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
Low hot water

Install new State Select and rework the existing flue to increase the slope of the new, taller hot water heater.
Near W 89th Ter, Leawood, KS 66206  
AO SMITH
Model
FCG40232
Rating
Age
19 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new 50 gallon. This tank was slightly leaning but in order to level the tank you usually end up bypassing the pre filter for the tank.
Near Perry St, Overland Park, KS 66213  
AO SMITH
Model
Rating
Age
31 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New copper supplies and shutoff installed.
Near Hall Dr, Lenexa, KS 66219  
AO SMITH
Model
GCV50300
Rating
Age
1 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE
Type
Repair

Near Meadow Heights Dr, Shawnee, KS 66226  
AO SMITH
Model
FSG50242
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New AO Smith installed, flexible gas connector removed and replaced with iron piping. Also moved humidifier supply line from the hot side to the cold side and installed a new valve.
Near Clubhouse Dr, Kansas City, KS 66109  
AO SMITH
Model
FCG40248
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith GCG50400 water heater installed.