Well, much of what he says is true. Bradford White does make good water heaters, but it would be very difficult to determine whether theirs are better than everybody else’s. You’d need service reports for everything sold in this country and nobody’s going to release those.
But I believe he’s right about the safety system self-destructing. I was very put out when they implemented this federal regulation because it raised the prices of water heaters, not quite double, but by about 60 percent, just to protect a dozen or so fools a year who chose to use gasoline next to their water heater. Duh.