how much gas per year did this water heater use?????

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Master Plumber Mark, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. I need to post this water heater here ....
    It is a prime example why you need
    a water softener in the mid west .....

    the fellow did not have a water softener , this heater was 10 years old
    and they had 7 people living in the home when it finally started leaking in the garage........

    usually you use about 300 per year to heat your water,
    my guess is he probably used 3 times that much to keep this pig heating water...

    he was still not interested in doing anything about it...
    the water softener would literally pay for itself in gas savings pretty quickly

    [​IMG]

    Attached Files:

    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 7, 2011
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

    Messages:
    3,895
    Location:
    NW Ontario, Canada
    LOL Ja, I lived in a rental once that had an old water heater that was too heavy to carry out of the basement so when they put in the new tank, they just left the old one where it stood and installed the new one beside it. It probably looked like the one in your pic.
  3. gusherb94

    gusherb94 Member

    Messages:
    124
    Location:
    chicago/nw IN
    This is why I'm glad our water is from Lake Michigan - which is so soft that it has to be hardened some. Our 50 gal high recovery water heater is 21 years old and still works just about as good as a brand new 50 gallon high recovery unit. Never hear any noise on recovery, so build up probably isn't too horrible.
Similar Threads: much water
Forum Title Date
Water Heater Forum, Tanks Not much hot water, and flushing the tank produces clear, cold water Mar 4, 2013
Water Heater Forum, Tanks Indirect Water Heaters - what's the most reliable brand? And how much for install? Aug 12, 2010
Water Heater Forum, Tanks Is this much rust really typical of a 9yo AO Smith WH? Nov 14, 2013
Water Heater Forum, Tanks Water heater and high gas usage question Aug 11, 2014
Water Heater Forum, Tanks Expansion Tank Question - also a water pressure question afterthought! Aug 8, 2014

Share This Page