Re: Rust from hot water heater?
Posted by Jacko on January 19, 2004 at 14:45:57:
In response to Re: Rust from hot water heater?
I had the same issue: rusty hot water. I flushed the tank and it made no difference. My plumbing is copper, so I knew it wasn't coming from the pipes. Yesterday morning, I awoke to the sound of my sump pump doing its thing in the basement. My water heater was corroded and leaking water all over the floor. I spent $299 on a new one and installed it myself in a couple hours (the first time I'd ever done such a thing...easier than I expected). Now I don't have to worry about it for years to come. Most hot water is now crystal clear. It's worth spending the money to get an old tank replaced; preferably before it floods your basement. It's not that big of a job, believe it or not.

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