Episode 49 - Tankless Water Heaters

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NACHI.TV just released a new episode:

Episode 49 - Tankless Water Heaters
Dave Emmitt, a certified Rinnai specialist, joins Kenton in taking apart a tankless water heater and describing how it works, proper installation, defect recognition, comparison with conventional tanks, water flow, efficiency, and essential facts that inspectors must know. Kenton and Dave inspect a system at a residential home that incorporates a solar system, water distribution system and a tankless boiler.

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Hi all.
I just watched the tankless water heater video on Nachi.TV. Mr. Emmit states that in 2004 the federal government changed the way manufacturers construct the water tank of tank-type water heaters, and the tank will only last for 3-5 years. Does anyone have this in writing or know where to find information online to confirm his statement? I have emailed Mr. Emmit, he has not yet responded.