The Sandblaster® Force™ line of power direct-vent commercial water heaters offers a 100-gal capacity model with natural and propane gas inputs of 260,000 Btuh, yielding a high recovery rate of 268 gph at 100°F and a high first-hour delivery rate of 338 gph, says the company. It also provides longer intake and exhaust vent runs of 100 ft, using 3-in. schedule 40 PVC pipe, with a maximum of four elbows in a run, whether horizontal (through the wall) or vertical (through the roof), the company says. Other features include an 85% thermal efficiency rating and self-cleaning design.

State Industries, Inc., 500 By Pass Rd., Ashland City, TN 37015; 800-365-8170; (website).

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Publication date: 06/25/2001