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 something...like 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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