Re: Water Heater Leaking. Replace or Repair?
Posted by Bud..Suncoast Plumbing Inc. on November 24, 1998 at 20:02:11:
In response to Re: Water Heater Leaking. Replace or Repair?
Allen:--Some water heaters last for twenty years, but they are the exception ..not the rule.
A 15 year old water heater that has started to drip, is trying to tell you good bye.
Take the time you have left (before the heater breathes its' last) to find a replacement heater.
To set the stage for a twenty year stay in your house hold with the new water heater...Plan to drain the accumulation of debris from the tank bottom on a regular basis, and set the temperture
at no higher than 135 degrees F...see you in 2020 Bud.

My gas water heater is probably about 10-15 yrs. old
: and it now drips out the bottom I've discovered. I can't
: tell the origin of the leak so my question is should I
: attempt repair with a professional or just have a new
: one installed?

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