Are these dents aesthetic or might be worth replacing


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Old 04-17-18, 05:49 PM
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Are these dents aesthetic or might be worth replacing

I've attached an image of all the imperfection of a new water heater I just purchased. The box was intact but when we opened it up it had all these imperfections. Thing is it we brought it from a store located 1 hour away so is this worth making the commute back to have it replaced?
 
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Old 04-17-18, 05:59 PM
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most likely not a problem. I've installed tanks that were dropped on stair edges as they were being taken into the basement and they worked fine. As long as the control valve was not hit. However I would return the unit for a new non-dented unit. Why would you want a brand new dented water tank? Maybe they will give you a price break if you're willing to keep it.
 
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If I keep it they'll refund 10% of the total cost...So about 100$.
 
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I would not replace it. There is several inches of insulation between the thin outer skin and the water tank inside. Unless the fittings got bumped the dents are mainly cosmetic.
 
 

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