|Posted by Dale's Plumbing Sercice on September 10, 1999 at 23:36:13:|
|In response to Re: prolonging water heater life|
: i just replaced my house's 1989 65 gal rheem electric water heater with a 50 gal,
: rheem-manufactured, GE natural gas 12 year unit. the home was built in the mid-1920s,
: has one full bath, std kitchen & laundry facilities.
: i'd like to know what regular maintenance measures may be taken to help prolong its life?
: the temp is set to approx 120 and the unit's water supply comes from the north end of seattle, wa,
: i do know that there is a fair amount of corrosion constriction in the galvanized pipe which
Jon, Install magnets on the cold inlet and the hot outlet of the heater. try not to put the magnets on galvanized pipe. also you must find out how hard the water is and get the right magnets. Works for me. Dale Peck LMP
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