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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Redundant to say the least! A habit for most.

Nov 14, 2015 08:20 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some things are just hard to understand. And life goes on!

Nov 14, 2015 08:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Michael -- I know --- English can be a funny language.

Nov 15, 2015 12:03 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

As Marco Giancola said, it IS redundant.  It should be "hot water tank" or "water heater", but saying hot water heater has become common.  Life is full of redundancies... such as these 50 redundant phrases.   Are YOU guilty?  

Nov 14, 2015 10:52 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yeah, why don't we say cold water heater? Good obervation Michael. It's like saying "short sale" when it's anything but short. 

Nov 14, 2015 09:11 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

so you know you aren't heating the water to luke warm? 

Nov 14, 2015 09:04 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

We refer to them as Hot Water Tanks not heaters.

Nov 15, 2015 01:57 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It's next to the water cooler? 

Nov 15, 2015 12:02 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

So true, and never thought about it. Yet another question of the universe. 

Nov 14, 2015 11:17 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I always did too, and know make an effort to leave out the HOT part!  

Nov 14, 2015 11:12 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Water heater here but now call some instant hot water heater!

Nov 14, 2015 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

The hot water in the heater would cool down over time if it is was not reheated to keep it at a constant hot temperature.  Also, as the water is used, colder water flows in bringing the hot water temperature down so the now cooler hot water needs to be heated back up to the set temperature.

Nov 14, 2015 10:16 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Old habits are hard to break.

Nov 14, 2015 09:58 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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It's called water heater by most in our area.

Nov 14, 2015 09:56 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

now there's a question for the ages!

Nov 14, 2015 09:22 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I call it water heater. 

Nov 14, 2015 08:25 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I call it a water heater I have never heard anyone call it a hot water heater.

Nov 17, 2015 12:26 AM
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Only inquiring minds want to know ....LOL

I really have no idea Michael Thornton 

Nov 16, 2015 08:10 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. I would imagine, because once the hot water is used, new water has to be heated once again.

Nov 15, 2015 04:56 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

That's a good question and an oxy moron.

Nov 15, 2015 03:49 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I call it a hot water tank because that's why my parents call it.

Nov 15, 2015 02:39 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sounds like a good arguement to me!

Nov 15, 2015 01:08 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - That's funny, but you hear it all the time. Like there is a cold water heater, and you need to clarify the difference, right.

Nov 15, 2015 12:19 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Michael...that is a pet peeve of mine. It's a water heater. It makes the water hot. 

Nov 15, 2015 11:10 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Because we had a power failure and the hot water now needs warmed up again?

Nov 15, 2015 10:15 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I have to bite my tongue every time I hear "hot water heater"...it's a water heater! 

Nov 15, 2015 10:01 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I guess it is a bit redundant.  I bet a long time ago it was such a luxury and distinguished it from warm water.

Nov 15, 2015 09:37 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Well that's a funny question. No idea. LOL

Nov 15, 2015 09:19 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A lot of redundancies in life, and this is one that is going to last.

Nov 15, 2015 08:31 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I ask realtaives all the time this question...I get

 

You know what I mean

Nov 15, 2015 08:19 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

     It's a habit.  Never thought about this and no one has asked.  I'm guilty! 

Nov 15, 2015 08:16 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Michael,
You inspector types are so technical. But as always you are right.

Nov 15, 2015 07:09 AM
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JS Consulting
JS Consulting - Sacramento, CA
Branding, Website Design, and Marketing Automation

It is a heater to provide hot water. Gramatically incorrect. Funny how these words evolve.

Nov 15, 2015 06:23 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Because it heats the hot water and not the cold water.  

Nov 15, 2015 04:35 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

LOL!  Great question Michael!  I also wonder why people say stuff like "The NSA Agency" when the last letter of the accronym is Agency.

Nov 15, 2015 04:08 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Hmmm!

Nov 15, 2015 02:34 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it doesn't stay at the same top temperature because it's constantly being used....needs to be heated periodically.... 

Nov 15, 2015 02:21 AM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Michael Thornton I just have to add -- no problem in Latin America.  In Spanish it is "calentador de agua".  The exact translation would be "water heater".

Hope you are having a great weekend.

 
Nov 15, 2015 02:10 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The same reason one parks on the driveway and drives on the parkway.

 

Nov 15, 2015 01:49 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

OK, then why is a Thruway named so, when you have to stop and get a fee ticket, or why is a Freeway usually a toll road. It is just custom and the people we deal with expect and accept it.

Nov 15, 2015 01:29 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton Let me ponder over this and I will get back to you.

Nov 15, 2015 12:55 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Because my grandma did, my mother did and they also cut off the end of the ham so it would fit in the pan rather than get a bigger pan. Some things we just don't question and we just go with the flow.

Nov 15, 2015 12:29 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Nihonbashi Bridge=Nohon Bridge(translation) Bridge

Some newer homes water heater is cold unless you invoke it( tankless type).

Nov 15, 2015 12:10 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

It is one of those things in the English language.  A

Nov 15, 2015 12:06 AM