|Posted by hj on May 03, 19101 at 00:32:58:|
|In response to Re: Leaky 2 yr old gas hot water heater?|
The highest setting, 160 degrees, is not recommended since it can cause extremely serious scalds and it does cause faster precipitation in the tank and quicker deterioration, but 2 years is much too soon. I would suspect a defective electrical system that is using the hot water piping as a ground and that is eating the water heaters rapidly. I had one that had that problem and the first heater lasted 4 months before it blew out in the middle of the night.
: My hot water heater started to leak. It was installed only 2 or 3 years ago. The one before that only lasted about 2 years. My landlord says having the heater on "High" burns them out faster. She also says the plumber said the manufacturer says not to set them to High.
: I have two questions:
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