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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:03 am 
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Only 20 years old or so. WTF???? Bought a new one at home despot. My brother knows a plumber so I paid him to install it. Charged 75 bucks. I gave him 100, he hauled the old one out of the basement, I helped. Over 500 total cost. Money that could have been invested wisely in cheap hookers. :mad:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:07 am 
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Money that could have been invested wisely in cheap hookers. :mad:




Don't you hate it when you have to tap into the hooker fund stupid things like hot water :mad:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:34 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:42 pm 
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My mother is hooked up with some crazy scheme where she rents her water heater. If it breaks, they replace it.

She's probably spent a fortune on payments over the years, but it gives her piece of mind.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:00 pm 
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20 years of service sounds good to me. $75 to replace it is cheap.

I bet if you drained it annually, you would've added a few years.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:34 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:39 pm 
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Rollo Tomassi wrote:
I do that with my dick.

He said annually. Not hourly. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:13 pm 
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I read it correctly. :oops:

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:39 pm 
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Neil wrote:
20 years of service sounds good to me. $75 to replace it is cheap.

I bet if you drained it annually, you would've added a few years.


That's a waste of time and hot water, since the sludge sits on the bottom. All the times I've done that, I've never seen sludge come out of the drain valve. Better off to add a bunch of vinegar or citric acid. Make sure the acids don't go out to your hot water lines unless they're plastic.

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:45 pm 
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$500 for 20 years of service is $25 a year. Add three years to the life by draining it annually and you are $75 ahead. Less 23 years of putzing with it annually. Less than $3 per putz.

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BAJJERFAN wrote:
Neil wrote:
20 years of service sounds good to me. $75 to replace it is cheap.

I bet if you drained it annually, you would've added a few years.


That's a waste of time and hot water, since the sludge sits on the bottom. All the times I've done that, I've never seen sludge come out of the drain valve. Better off to add a bunch of vinegar or citric acid. Make sure the acids don't go out to your hot water lines unless they're plastic.

You aren't doing it right. Most plumbers don't do it right either.

Shut off gas completely, no pilot.
Hook hose up to drain outlet, run hose to street.
Shut off cold and hot (if you have one) valves.
open a hot faucet in bathroom (preferably above Water Heater).
Open draincock.
Let drain until dry- my 75 gallon takes 1/2 hour.
Turn cold on full blast for 5 second burst- turn off. Wait until nothing comes out, repeat 4 more times.

Plenty of calcium and debris will flow out.


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 2:51 pm 
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You mentioned a half hour in there. Already makes that not worth fuddernutter with.


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:17 pm 
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Mah wumman kin boil a kettle in the farplace iffen she's gotta have HOT water.

Everyone's too feckin soft.

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We haven't installed a tank heater in any of the homes we've built or rehabbed in at least 6-7 years. In this warmer climate with water service temps rarely below 75 degrees, we install on-demand heaters. In existing homes we usually do upgrade the electrical service for other reasons besides heating water such as kitchen upgrades, or Jacuzzi tubs. When we survey home buyers the on-demand heaters get rave reviews. People love them. I have them in my own homes. Love it. BTW, mostly we install a Rheem.

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