cross-posted: rec.food.cooking & alt.home.repair
Argh!! The ancient and antique, 30-something-year-old natural-gas water
heater (40-gallon, short) in my home went kaput yesterday (figures it'd
happen on a Friday!!) because the gas-line was disconnected, then
reconnected, due to obligatory construction by the power company. For
the past 1.5 years, I have anticipated the need for a new water heater
:( Besides, money spent to repair this ancient unit will be far better
applied to the purchase of a new and more energy efficient one!!!
Anywho, it'd be a great help to me if folks would share any "anecdotal"
<VBG!> stories about their water heater replacement experiences. The
online Consumer Reports (via local library) website is worthless today,
just as it was in August 2014 when I checked that resource then - no
brand comparisons, reliability ratings, no specifications, mostly nothing!
Knock on wood, the less money spent (for the value) is desired. However,
selling points to potential home buyers some time in the future is a
high point of consideration for the new water heater. Will consider
50-gallon unit except space might be an issue.
In the meantime, I'll wash and rinse dishes with basins full of water
heated by the MW.
===============================Kitchen Rule #1 - Use the timer!
Kitchen Rule #2 - Cook's choice!