Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater Review
The Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater is light, easy to install and provides hot water in 1 to 2 seconds. This water heater can be used as an inline add on water heater that heats water at the sink until hot water arrives from the main water heater.
The Reliance 606 is also used in trailers, vacation cabins and RVs as the primary source of hot water. While 6 gallons of hot water is not enough to take a long soaking shower, if you use a 1 ½
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gallon per minute shower head, this water heater can supply 3 or 4 minutes of hot shower water. The best use for this water heater is to service 1 or 2 sinks.
If you are doing the installation yourself, the hook up may need adapter valves for input cold water and output hot water and stainless steel braided hoses.
Also the Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater is sometimes used with an inline water pump for fast high pressure hot water delivery. For pump details see the link below
Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater Price
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The Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater is priced at $169.99 and ships in 3 to 5 days. Free shipping is available to those who qualify for the Super Saver Shipping program.
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Be certain you register your Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater in order to keep your warranty in full effect. There is a warranty claim form available on the Reliance website.
If you use a salt-based water softener with this water heater, flush your water system at least once a year by shutting off your water softener for 2 weeks. This will allow the water to clean out all corrosive salt deposits in the water heater. You could shut off the water softener for a week in the summer and then again for a week in the winter, but be certain to flush for 2 weeks per year.
Specifications & Regulations
- Size: 15 1/4” tall, 14 1/8” diameter
- Weight: 35 lbs (37 lbs shipping weight)
- Single stainless steel heating element, 120 Volt, 1650 watt)
- 6 gallon glass lined tank (tube shape))
- Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve)
- Side mounted cold water inlet and hot water outlet for easy installation)
- 6 year warranty on tank and parts)
- Recharge complete 6 gallons in 30 minutes)
- R-Value 16,000)
- 4,500 watts/ hour input)
- External thermostat and heat adjustment switch)
- Drain valve on the side at the bottom of the water heater (threaded to take a hose)
Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater Customer Reviews
“5 Star Consumer Review – Was very easy to install. Beings we live in our RV the old heater gave out and we replaced it with this model of heater. We installed it…(read more here: Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater Review)”
“5 Star Consumer Review – I installed the 6gal electric heater in series with this heater at a central location. This curied the problem. The total cost was still below what…(read more here: Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater Review)”
Amazon Rating: 5.0 Average Customer Review (Only 5 Reviews)
Pros & Cons
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Pros: Compact, light weight, easy to install, factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve, Insulated, external temperature adjustment switch
Cons: No external in use light, no anode rod to de-calcify the water, may require a water softener if you have hard water
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The Reliance 6 6 SOMS K 6 Gallon Compact Electric Water Heater is easy to install fits into compact spaces and can be used for a variety of purposes – including in trailers, RVs and as a inline, point-of-use booster. Very economical and reliable, this water heater can service a shower (3 minutes with a 2 gallon per minute shower head), dishwasher or several sinks, one at a time but not all at once.
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