Replace Old Water Heaters or wait to fail?

AB1337August 29, 2011

I have 3 old water heaters in a chain (water into #1, which feeds #2, which feeds #3, which feeds the house) in my vacation townhome. Trying to decide if I should swap them out for one new 75 gal tank, or just wait for 1 or 2 to fail before incurring the expense. Seems to me that if one or two fail, I can just bypass them in the chain and keep on showering. Make sense?

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AB1337

Updated subject to be more clear...

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 6:28PM
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lazypup

I have two water heaters in series in my house and I wouldn't change a thing here...

But to answer the original question,,,,,IT IS AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 4:38AM
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alphonse

Why don't you check the anodes. If they're consumed, waiting for failure might be a good strategy.

If not, replace them. It's a maintenance item. Usually easier to do than replacing heaters.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 5:04AM
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