The work of Mike DeHarde, P.E. and Brian Darr, P.E. was featured in the Winter Edition of the National Association of Subrogation Professional‘s Subrogator Magazine. The evaluations were to determine the cause of the leaks associated with the braided stainless steel brand water heater connectors commonly sold at the major big box hardware centers. The evaluation and testing occurred at the U.S. Forensic engineering and testing laboratory where engineers utilized a customized durometer to test the hardness of the internal plastic tubing of the connectors and an articulating borescope to photograph any interior damage of the failed lines.
Please go to the Water Heater Connector Failures Article to access their findings.