Pictures Do's and Don'ts
Full view water heater pic from 5-6 feet away with all the plumbing connected to the water heater shown clearly. Also shows other equipment to show clearly that there is room to remove and replace the water heater without any special access requirements. This picture allows HotWaterMN.com to be very confident that you have a direct replacement water heater.
Close up picture with the model no. and serial no. clearly visible. Combined with the picture above, HotWaterMN.com can verify that this water heater is confirmed to be a direct replacement. With that being said, we know not all water heaters have legible model and/or serial numbers or they may not be next to each other. If you have to choose, the model number is always the best choice. If no numbers are legible, a picture of the brand name and length, width, height measurements of the water heater are needed.
Full view picture is too far away to give good detail of the plumbing and surrounding equipment. HotWaterMN.com would not be able to confidently determine whether or not this is a direct replacement water heater.
Close up picture is too far away to clearly see the model number or serial number. HotWaterMN.com would not be able to determine if this is a direct replacement water heater.