A Guide to Buying a Water Heater

A Guide to Buying a Water Heater

Locating The Name And Contact Information Of Your Air Bearing System's Manufacturer: Where To Look

by Jeanne Cunningham

An air bearing system is comprised of several components, not just the air bearings themselves. As such, you may have a difficult time locating the name of the manufacturer on the system if and when a specific component needs to be repaired or replaced. A stamped name brand on the largest component is not always the guaranteed name of the manufacturer you need either. Here are a few other places you can look for the name of the manufacturer of your system's main components, as well as the system as a whole. 

Near the Warning Label

Most industrial and manufacturing machines come with a stick-on warning label located somewhere on the bodies of the machines. On occasion, the manufacturer will also place a contact information label near the warning label, which is very useful if you have one, locate it and it is still fully intact on your system. If there are no labels of any kind on your system, you may need to look for metal stamping instead.

Raised Metal Stamps on the Body

Another thing to look for is any raised metal stamping. This is the manufacturer's seal or maker's mark, left on the metal parts of the system during or after production. It will say the manufacturer's name and possibly the date the machine/system was finished. While this gives you some direction about where to go for help with your air bearing system, it may just point you in the direction of the assembly manufacturer and not the parts manufacturer. Raised metal stamps may be found on some air bearings and internal components as well, so be sure to check the entire system for manufacturing info.

Identifying Marks on Parts

Working in an industrial sector yourself, you are probably quite aware of the numerous parts produced for other machines that are then shipped to another manufacturer who uses the parts to assemble the whole machine. That said, be sure to examine parts inside your air bearing system if you are able to open it up and look inside. Sometimes it may only be a maker's trademark symbol that gets you to the person you need to speak to, so look for any symbol, number, letter, etc. you can find on the components you can reach and examine. If you notice that these same marks are on some other machines and systems in your factory, and you have newer machines/systems with these marks, you may have access to handbooks and warranty information in your system already about who the manufacturer is and how to reach him/her.  


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A Guide to Buying a Water Heater

I was surprised how many decisions needed to be made when purchasing a water heater. You need to decide whether you want a traditional tank heater or a tankless water heater. You need to determine what sized water heater you need based on the size of your bathtubs, water appliances, how long you like to shower and the number of people living in your home. And you need to determine what brand of water heater makes the most sense for your budget and needs. I was floored with all the decisions I needed to make and being uneducated made me worry about picking the wrong water heater. I started this website because I want people who are looking to buy a water heater to go into a store educated on what water heater is best for them. I hope you find my site beneficial.

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