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39 year old water heater

Posted by busboy (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 10, 11 at 10:50

My townhome is going to be put on the market. I noticed some rust near the bottom of the 39 year old electric water heater. Should I plan on replacing it?

JUST KIDDING! Of course I'm going to replace it but I was amazed to find that it was the original water heater and hasn't totally failed. I am sure the replacement wont last that long. Apparently the newer codes (NC) require and expansion tank, pan, and overflow routing to outside which I hope is included in the $610 replacement and install. Sounded high at first but not so bad with the code upgrades. Thoughts...advice? (40 gal electric)

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RE: 39 year old water heater

Those are good codes. I wish they had them here! I had to do all that stuff on my own hook. If $610 includes it all, you're doing fine.

RE: 39 year old water heater

Thoughts? They don't make 'em like they used to comes to mind.

I'd make SURE that price includes the code upgrades. In my experience the quotes usually only cover the WH and simple replacement, not code upgrades, and you'll want to know that in advance of the service call.

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