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Old 01-19-2012, 01:56 PM  
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Default Water heater. To change or not to change?

I've got a 22 year old 40 gallon water heater that works great, no leaks. Considering the age, should I replace it before it fails at a bad time or has it got some years left in it?


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Old 01-19-2012, 05:07 PM  
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Gas or electric?

For the length of time that water heater has lasted, it's served you very well. With that said, I think problems will be right around the corner. If it were me, I'd probably start shopping for a new one. I like to stay ahead of problems and prevent them before they happen but that's just me. The first problem might be a small leak or something. Not a disaster but can be an inconvenience.


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Old 01-19-2012, 06:14 PM  
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Gas. Thanks for the "change it" vote. I'm leaning that way. Anyone else?
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:31 PM  
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They never give when you have nothing else to do.
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Ticking time bomb waiting to happen.
When you replace it add a pan under it with a drain. If it does leakit will drain off and not damage the house.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:04 AM  
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Unless it was a water heater constructed of long life materials such as the Rheem Marathon; Heat Transfer Products SuperStor Ultra, Everlast or, Phoenix; or, another brand with a Stainless Steel, Moly, Copper or, Plastic tank I would regard it as a time bomb waiting to happen.


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