I'm assuming I have a failing hot water heater but thought I'd run it
by others first.
On some days The water is nice and hot and some other days it's much
cooler. No rhyme or reason for the fluctuations.(thermostat settings
the same) Wifey is starting to get annoyed so it's time to address it.
It's about 8yrs old.
Is my best bet to replace the whole thing? or is there an obvious fix?
My solar heater did this for a time. The plastic dip tube which puts the
cold water on the bottom of the tank making for natural separation, warm on
top and cold on the bottom, split. The water now could feed from the top and
drain from the top. Making for some not so warm showers. The dip tube cost
less than 10 bucks and was not hard to install at all.
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