Re: life of a hot water tank??????????
Posted by Deb on April 10, 2004 at 12:28:48:
In response to Re: life of a hot water tank??????????
: what is the agverage life of a h.w. tank. i have heard everything from 10 years to 23 years.

I think water quality has more to do with how long a water heater lasts than anything else. I own a house in another town that has very good water quality. It was built in 1958, has galvanized water lines that are still in very good condition. In 1992, I removed the original water heater to install a larger one. The original was still in fine operating condition, it was just too small--34 years, not bad. However, this last week, I removed the one I installed in 1992 and installed a new one. I had a bad thermostat and just decided to replace it because it was 14 years old.
The Pipewench

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