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Replace Old Water Heaters or wait to fail?

Posted by AB1337 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 29, 11 at 18:16

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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RE: Replace Chain of 3 Old Water Heaters or wait to fail?

Updated subject to be more clear...

RE: Replace Old Water Heaters or wait to fail?

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.

RE: Replace Old Water Heaters or wait to fail?

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.

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