Re: Rust from hot water heater?
Posted by LonnythePlumber on April 28, 2003 at 23:39:56:
In response to Re: Rust from hot water heater?
: Although you didn't say, I surmise the water heater is perhaps as old as the house. If that is true, you are way overdue for a water heater replacement. I go a step further and assume the plumbing is copper and copper doesn't rust. If the tank is almost 30 years old, the bottom is probably ready to drop out of it and that would be no fun at all!

Glass lined water heaters do not produce rust. Steel piping does. If you do not have steel piping I would look at your water treatment unit.
Your local health department may be able to help.
LonnythePlumber




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