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After a flood, about 2' of water in the basement with HWT and Furnace do you even try to save them? Every OEM is saying if the gas valve got wet to replace it same with the furnace control board. But darn the growth in the insulation in both just doesn't sit right with me.

Would you repair or replace?
 

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Slam dunk replace. 2' is a whole lotta watta.

Fraid you might have mold issues.
 

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Change them out,gonna be a good month for water heaters in washington state with all the flooding around here,the restoration guys are getting rich
 

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Morning,
After a flood, about 2' of water in the basement with HWT and Furnace do you even try to save them? Every OEM is saying if the gas valve got wet to replace it same with the furnace control board. But darn the growth in the insulation in both just doesn't sit right with me.

Would you repair or replace?
We replace gas valves when we have a furnace or boiler flood in a crawls space. I will see if the control board works before swapping it out. As far as saving the units, sure, water is not going to hurt em. You got a good point about mold in the insulation... With the heat they generate, it may get to dry for mold to grow. Not sure though...
 

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I did change them out but almost totally because I didn't want to own them down the road after touching them. Found new rules from FEMA on ducting in a flood plain, All ridgid & sealed at every joint, No flex duct at all. Thanks for your replies.
 
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