Home inspection - hot water heater finding - is it an issue?

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by phil_meister, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. phil_meister

    phil_meister New Member

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    Hi all,

    I need to decide if this is really an issue: The home inspector found the following corrosion on the bottom outlet of the hot water tank. I believe this must be the return to the boiler next to the tank. (This 80 gallon tank has multiple 1" copper pipes coming out of it, which I am not used to) There is a boiler next to it, and it serves to heat the 1 zones of hydro heat in the home, and also the air handler.

    Anyways, the bottom fitting on the water tank is corroded as per the pic. The tank is 9 years old. Should this be repaired, and has it compromised the life of the tank? Can I ignore it?

    corrosion.JPG

    Thanks so much,
    Phil Daniels
    Bedford, NH
     
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