Don't you just hate it when...........

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by chestnuts, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. chestnuts

    chestnuts DIY Member

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    Don't you hate it when you are working on your current project...

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    And all of a sudden you have an emergency not related to your project?????
    Like the water heater springing a LEAK!!!!!

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    And this is correct! 15 years of service from this water heater........

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    Then you have to spend a few hours repairing the emergency............

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  2. you jumped the gun

    I hate to be the one to tell you that you jumped
    the gun and installed tha absolute worst water heater
    on the market today.....


    The Whirlpool.....

    anythiing is better than that brand...


    dont you hate it whan that happens...
  3. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Shoot...
    A quick post on the plumbing forum and we would have told you Rheem or Bradford White is the only way to go....
    Sorry!
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    heater

    Not only that, but since the heater is not FVIR, that means it is already at least 2 years old.
  5. Southern Man

    Southern Man DIY Hillbilly

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    Y'all are harsh, kicking him when he's down like that. :D
  6. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    In one of the pictures someone wrote a date on the tank.
    If it's from 1993, it was ready anytime for replacement.
  7. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    I would recomend replacing the gas flex line. That should not be reused and that one looks like it may not have been new in 93.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2008
  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    gas line

    It could be one of those that were prone to spontaneous failure when the ends dropped off.
  9. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    In Washington State, they require a flex connector to the water heater.
    We live in Earthquake country.
    They also require "Earthquake Straps"
  10. chestnuts

    chestnuts DIY Member

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    Forutnately I live hundreds of miles away from the nearest earthquake zone, Missouri. I live in Kansas, so unfortunately what I have to worry about is a tornado. And NO strapping is gonna hold a water heater down during any twister!!!! I am actually about an hour and a half away from Greensburg and was close to there the morning after the tornado hit. Yeah, the turkey hunting that day was bad!!!

    I will replace the gas line. I just thought that "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I did make sure and buy the yellow tape thread designed for gas and did not try to use the white tape for plumbing!!!
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008
  11. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    At least strapping will keep the heater with the house as the tornado takes the house away.
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