heater age
Posted by AALPHAWOLF on February 08, 19101 at 01:38:37:
In response to heater age
THAT'S REALLY OLD. 10 YEARS IS ABOUT AVERAGE, UNLESS OF COURSE YOU HAVE EXCELLENT WATER QUALITIES, THE TYPE THAT MINIMIZE CORROSION. ALTHOUGH THE TANK IS LINED WITH GLASS, THE PIPE THREADS AT THE INLET AND OUTLET ARE NOT PROTECTED AND THAT IS WHERE THE DAMAGE WILL TAKE PLACE. DON'T BE AT ALL SURPRISED IF THE WATER HEATER SUDDENLY SPRINGS A LEAK AS IT IS RUSTED COMPLETELY THROUGH. I WOULDN'T TRUST IT TO GO AWAY FOR A TWO WEEK VACATION UNATTENDED. SHUT THE WATER AND THE GAS OFF IF YOU GO AWAY JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE......WOULD'NT WANT TO COME HOME TO AN EMERGENCY WITH WATER ALL OVER THE FLOOR. WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T START 'TESTING' THE INLET AND OUTLET PIPES BY PULLING OR FLEXING THEM TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY WEAKNESS OR 'SOFTNESS' NOTICEABLE AS THAT WILL SURELY ACCELARATE PROBLEMS. BETTER START PRICING A REPLACEMENT BECAUSE IT IS NOT A QUESTION OF 'IF' BUT IT IS A QUESTION OF 'WHEN'.


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