If you get the blanketed version again there’s two options of these heaters you can get the standard naked version that has the insulation all right built into the heater and built into the form factor or you can get the naked 3 blanketed version which is a smaller form factor we’re going to put the blanket insulation on the outside but this is what will be inside the carton and you’re just going to open this up under wrap in the bus this is in the box okay and you just want to unwrap this if you do cut it with a knife just be really careful you don’t want to cut through the blanket material you only want to cut through the outside wrapping so be careful about that but once you get this opened up what you’re going to see this is the actual blanket material itself now again we talked about the aftermarket with these there’s been a ton of these throughout the year in the aftermarket.
I would say that most of them were kind of a little bit cheesy pretty thin really didn’t have the are factors but that’s really not what they were trying to achieve there wasn’t a magic number at that time that they were trying to hit but now we are with later three so engineering has put a lot of effort into the blanket now what you’re going to see here notice that we have a three-inch fiberglass blanket notice that we have a vinyl covering on both sides now the cool thing about that is it makes it extra durable right.
If this has to be taken off for any reason servicing or something like that this can be taken off and put back on without damaging the actual blanket so having this vinyl on both sides is a really cool factor plus you know if you’re sensitive to the insulation material makes you itch and stuff like that the fact that this vinyl on both sides will help control that I don’t know about you I know that if I touch the stuff off in three days it’s all over yeah it’s everywhere this keeps multiplying so now now you when you put the blanket on is it going to be a problem if we have to push it up against anything is that going to affect the blanket that’s a really good question we get that a lot and people say well what.
If I don’t have room for the blanket because it was a pipe layer or its up against the wall or something like that it’s not a big deal the blanket itself is compressible you can compress compress a specific area of the blanket and still maintain the insulation properties on the rest of the blanket it’s not a big deal if you think about it water heaters round right it’s not square so when you slide it up against the wall there’s not a large amount of surface area there’s going to be touching the wall we’re only talking about you know maybe an inch contact patch down the the vertical length of the water heater so you can compress it in that one specific area no big deal okay so no problem at all so this comes in a kit and you’re getting what I’m assuming you’re getting warning safety stickers you’re getting instructions to yeah the blanket is going to be in two pieces you’re going to get one larger piece that wraps around the actual tank itself then you’re going to get this head piece that goes over the top again we’re trying to control that stand by heat loss as much as we possibly can salinas heater as tight as.
We can you also will get a set of instructions that comes along with the blanket itself this will kind of walk you through the process of how to put the blanket on there’s a you know a couple of pieces of tape in there to help hold that thing but this will walk you through all those steps yeah it says they’re all the safety labels are going to be pre-applied they’ll be on them yep they’ll be on the outside of the jacket so all of those called warnings you know Brad guy this you know in hot water and hand burnt and all those kind of stickers that we have to put on today all those will be on the outside of the jacket so when you put it on just still maintain those stickers okay and if you need help you can always call our 800 number would be more than happy to help you out and kind of walk you through the process.
If you’re having any trouble or anything but let’s kind of go over some of the the water heaters in and you know kind of what’s changed and what our options are yeah we talked about form factor right form factor is changing and this is where most people tend to panic and they say well oh my god the water heaters bicker I’m not going to be a present same spot most of the time it is not going to be a big dealer I almost always that new naked 3 unit is going to fit in the exact same place that the old one with a couple of exceptions and if you just happen to be in that one of those exceptions we have some options there okay so don’t worry about it but let’s look at the actual form factors so we can kind of tell exactly what is changing let’s look at a 50 gallon tall okay pretty standard unit if you had a 50 gallon tall previous to naika that unit would have been 54 inches height and 20 inches in diameter let’s look at our first option here is our 50 gallon tall this is our standard naked 3 so the insulation is built into the jacket okay that unit is 60 and a half inches high 22 inch diameter ok.
So we gained two inches there just a little taller just a little taller water and a little bit wider now we see our second option notice that the one right under that says blanket 50 gallon tall with a blanket that one is 60 and a quarter inches tall and 21 inches in diameter so we’re getting a lot closer to that form factor and again we’re just gaining that additional installation on the outside of the jacket as opposed to inside the jacket the big thing to notice there is again that 66 that 80 in that 120 those are no longer going to be offered in a standard electric that means you’re going to have to look at heat pump if you notice there’s a discontinued but see II pump yeah and when you’re talking about the 30 and the 40 now that’s not going to be available with the blanket in the top models in the tall model it will go through the tall’s and shorts and all the different ones you’ll see which one has a blanket which one of them don’t it’s not always a direct replacement blanket non blanket right but in most cases it is most cases you need a blanket or non block because bus the time when you have a tall water heater you usually have enough room around the heater and above the heater right to make it work right so you know what about the short bottles.