Re: Hot Water
Posted by Mark Yost on March 29, 1999 at 10:05:52:
In response to Re: Hot Water
: I would check the dip tube on the cold water inlet. There have been some water heaters with defective dip tubes. If they break off inside the tank, you will have a reduced amount of hot water.
: Terry

: : A year and half ago I replaced my old 50 gallon hot water
: : heater (natural gas) with a 40 gallon model also n.g. The
: : last couple months we have noticed that the hot water
: : seems to run out before our shower is over or before
: : the tub is filled for a bath. Can you give me some hints
: : on where to start looking for possible causes. Since
: : purchasing I have never drained/flushed the new tank,
: : but in all the years we had our old tank (12 years) I
: : never drained it.

: : Any help will be appreciated.

: : Thanks.

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