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changed out water heater

Today.. had a round raritian WH nasty rusty steel jacket.. turns out the tank had a small leak and was full of smelly nasty sediment. Installed an Atwood 6 gal, only problem other then the hard work in tight quarters was the the heat exchanger lines needed to be burped. Got clean hot water now! And it flows way faster! agravation factor? 6 difficulty? 4 end result? "priceless" (giggle)

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Good going. One word of caution though, some brands of water heaters require a galvanic isolator to make their warranties valid. So you may want to check your manual on your new one.

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And flush it a couple times a year




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If it was full of sediment, rather than mineral deposits, it might well be worth putting a filter on your water system. Otherwise, flush the sucker with vinegar once a month or so and you'll keep it much happier.

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Denise,

I did the same replacement about 3 months ago. I installed bronze seacock valves in the engine coolant lines to the water heater so I can isolate it should there ever be a leak, or when i dont want to run the heater.

In addition I echo flushing the system out periodically is important to maintaining no sediment.

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Good for you Denise.
Not something I would want to takle given the location of ours.

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