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Reliance Sta-Kleen 805 Water Heater

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Updated: Sep 20, 2016

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Overview of the Sta-Kleen 805

The Reliance Sta-Kleen 805 is a discontinued gas water heater featuring self-cleaning technology to prevent corrosion and increase efficiency. It featured a patented Aqua-Force Ring to keep sediment from collecting, and extra-thick foam insulation and heat traps to assist in holding heat inside the glass-lined tank.

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Consumer Reviews of the Reliance Sta-Kleen 805

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Date created: 2016-09-20 Name: Donald Schade
Location: Whittier, CA

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars

805 in service since January 1990. No problems. What's the record for one of these?

Date created: 2015-11-03 Name: Kiah Amande
Location: San Diego, CA

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars

"40 gallon tank"
Tank model year 2001. The tank has lasted well beyond both warranties (tank and parts). We do not have any of the following issues: water pressure, hot water, sediments or pilot light. This tank is a workhorse, well built and still kicking. I'm sure it's near its life cycle. Wanted to share with anyone that has one of these, how well built it is and to acknowledge the company that manufactured it. I hope they continue to manufacture current tanks and that it stays within the United States. Always want to support our U.S. made models.

Date created: 2011-03-30 Location: Leadville, CO

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars

"The Reliance Sta-Kleen 805 is a good conventional water heater"
My Reliance Sta-Kleen 805 water heater is 14 years old, and was in this house when we bought it. It is a natural gas water heater. This water heater works pretty well, we usually have hot water. The water heater is in the basement, and sometimes the water is hotter downstairs than up, this can be a problem when guests burn their hands at the kitchen sink. The other option is having lukewarm showers. We have had the water heater pilot light go out a few times when the basement flooded, but it re-lighted easily. Occasionally, we have had some carbon buildup on the burner. I cleaned it with a wire brush and it worked well again. Another maintenance issue is that hard water sludge builds up in the tank after a few years, and we need to drain it. All in all this is a good workhorse of a water heater.

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Other Sta-Kleen 805 Reviews

Most reviews on the Sta-Kleen 805 on sites such as terrylove.com concern a leaking or failing water heater. This actually seems to be a positive, because many of these tanks are 15 to 20 years old, meaning that they lasted far past their warranty period.

Sta-Kleen 805 Warranty

The Sta-Keen 805 comes with an 8-year limited warranty on the tank and a 5-year limited parts warranty.

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