Gas-fired HW heater, 7 yrs old.
Yesterday, our hot water suddenly became quite rusty. I've filled and
drained the tank 3x so far, and it's not any cleaner. It may be coming
dirtier, even. The cold water runs clean. Piping to the tank is all
copper. I find no sign that the tank is leaking.
Any insight on how to clear this, or even as to what's going on, would
On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 12:52:53 -0500, "Joseph Meehan"
I just called the manufacturer (American Water Heater) about the
warranty. They said to change the anode rod. I'm in the process of
trying to get it off (no harm in looking). But, does this seem
credible. There's really a lot of rust, and it did start very abruptly.
Don't chance a flooded house, or no hot water for a while. If this is
an older unit, replace it. If it's under warranty, contact the
7 years seems a little soon for dying wh, curious, do you have it
cranked up? Have hard water, or sulfer water?
tom @ www.Consolidated-Loans.info
As far as flooding, it's in the (very unfinished) basement. Not a big
deal. As noted, the mfr is adamant that we try a new anode rod. That's
not a big deal either, except it seems to be a PITA to get out.
I don't have a clear answer on the temp setting. A couple of months
ago, we started getting 'not very hot' water from the tap. At that
time, I found the t'stat set to the high end of "warm", which I think is
120F. I moved it up to the next mark on the dial, which might be 130F.
And, we do have pretty hard water.
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