If a water heater is essentially a giant pot why is it different than a coffee urn which does the same thing but is required to be toiveled?

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    Could you add information on why we don't have to toivel a hot water heater? Did you see this somewhere? Heard it from someone?
    – mbloch
    Commented Apr 2, 2019 at 12:51
  • I never drink hot water from the tap. It's used for bathing and dishwashing. Why would it need Tevila?
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 2, 2019 at 12:59
  • I remember hearing the following regarding a commercial water urn. It's mechuber lkarka through the piping. It is assembled after the jew owns it.
    – user218076
    Commented Apr 2, 2019 at 13:33
  • nytimes.com/2008/01/29/health/29real.html
    – Loewian
    Commented Apr 2, 2019 at 15:26

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The water heater is connected to the ground by the plumbing (mahuber l'karka) and possibly, bolted down as well.

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