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    Raypak difference question.

    I am about to buy a pool heater. The pool guy says the master temps better than the raypak and that the raypak pilot assembly has to be replaced every 3 or so years.

    now I don't care about his "this is better" move, but I didn't hear about the pilot light replacement thing.

    the pilot lights always on? The pilot needs to be replaced every so often?

    now I'm pretty confident the raypak is quieter than the master temp. Curious if people have the above listed issue with the raypak.
    Inground Gunite/Plaster pool with spa. Estimated 31,000 gallons.

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    Re: Raypak difference question.

    Funny, I install hundreds of the Raypak/Rheem's each year and have not heard of this nor do I have customers calling me back to replace the pilot assembly in 3 years or at any time for that matter. There is no standing pilot. Spark ignition and then when the unit turns off there is no pilot burning. Raypak is the quietest unit as there is no blower motor which also means that there is one less part to fail down the road if you get a Raypak.
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    Re: Raypak difference question.

    Ok. Hmm....

    is is there a specific model number for it. Im going to go to this guy and make a specific request for a specific model, vs him just choosing whatever.

    Assumig 400,000 btu. Pools 25 to 30,000 gallons.

    inguess the real question is is there a point in getting the nickel one vs the copper.
    Inground Gunite/Plaster pool with spa. Estimated 31,000 gallons.

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    Re: Raypak difference question.

    406A is the model.

    I never install or recommend a cupro nickel exchanger on a residential pool.
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    Re: Raypak difference question.

    Paul knows his stuff. Trust him!

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    Re: Raypak difference question.

    My Rheem has a standing pilot, it is a millivolt model. It's about 3 years old and have not had any issues. I do take the required maintenance like cleaning spider webs around burners before season start up.
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    Re: Raypak difference question.

    Code in many places does not allow you to install a unit with a standing pilot any more. It' wastes more fuel than people think.
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    Re: Raypak difference question.

    Quote Originally Posted by ps0303 View Post
    406A is the model.

    I never install or recommend a cupro nickel exchanger on a residential pool.
    Thanks. Just wanted to make sure.
    Inground Gunite/Plaster pool with spa. Estimated 31,000 gallons.

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