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Water Heater

Posted by Ron J. on December 7th, 2001 06:49 AM
In reply to Water Heaters by carl on December 7th, 2001 12:19 AM [Go to top of thread]

Water heaters are almost always a slow leak.Yes they rust out.You will see an area of water under the tank. If you don't see a pipe conection leaking then assume it's your tank. Replacing a tank is not hard at all. Take the old tank out, put the new one in the same way. Important things to remember. {1} Turn off gas or breaker. {2} DRAIN TANK. {3} Make sure all conections are sealed. {4} Turn off water supply. {5} When filling tank, make sure a few faucets are open to let air escape. Faucets should already be open for draining tank. {6} Turn gas or breaker back on. {7} If you are unsure if you can do this job, DON'T. You do not have to have a back-up heater in your basement. If the heater starts leaking, it will still work until it gets replaced. No need to let a$150.00 water heater sit and collect dust in your basement. Hope your staays in good shape, Ron J.

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