Bosch Complaint - Bosch 1600H-LP is ABSOLUTE JUNK!!!
My tank water heater split open at 3:00 am. Lowe's had a "replace you water heater in the same day" add that caught my eye - great I will get this taken of pretty quick. After a full day of waiting for a Lowe's plummer to arrive and evaluate the situation I found out that at about 8:00 that night that, Lowe and behold (pun intended), Lowe's does not install tankless water heaters. So, I find another plumber who can do it and he does a great job, but from the first try the Bosch 1600H-LP did not work right. All the Bosch suggested tests were run to ensure that the minimum flow rates were met yet the Aqustar unit still was reliable only about 25% of the time. Only 2 days later it would take up to 30 tries to get it going. Fun. This unit turned out to be a horrible piece of junk. The hydro-generated spark is technology that is just not ready to be sold. Then, I do some on line checking and find out that many other people have had the same problem. After a week of suffering with this unit I bought a Rinaii and had the same plumber rip out the piece of junk Bosch and install the Rinnai. Wow, what a great unit the Rinnai R75LSi is!
I now need to take the piece of junk Bosch back to Lowe's - and yes, the will give me my money back, but can I get any additional money out of them for the added labor for my plumber to install then take out the piece of junk Bosch? Prolly not, but wish me luck.