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Old 02-14-2023, 10:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm not afraid of hot water heater bombs mostly because I don't even know anybody, who knows anybody, who knows somebody that was harmed.

I did watch the Mythbusters episode though, and that was quite entertaining.

Perhaps the 1st stage of rockets should be steam powered hot water heaters?

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Old 02-15-2023, 05:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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lol)) doing that once a year.
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Usually the case splits and all you get is a bunch of water damage.
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Mine is located in the basement, in what I refer to as the boiler room where the furnace also lives. 2ft from the drain, so water damage would only be possible if it split on the side facing the drywall.
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Youtube insisted I should watch the video. Turns out I was wrong, I replaced the heating element, not the sacrificial anode.

My heater has no connections on the top, hot at the top of the side and cold at the bottom. And it doesn't have the fancy feature with only one heating element.

Since I long ago raised the bathroom vanity up 2" I could R&R the heater into an insulated box. I already have a manual on/off switch.

One disappointment was he used the term 'dip tube' when one of my new favorites is 'downcomer'.
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lol)) doing that once a year.
I spent 4 years without replacing the heating element of the shower at home, but I don't know how many times my father eventually did it while I wasted my time with my mother staying at her apartment

Last time I had to replace the heater element, which was around 2 months ago, as I wasn't finding the appropriate heater for my shower, I had to compare the one for the 220-volt version to some random 127-volt until I found out one which seemed to have the same size.
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I recommend a magnesium anode, ball valve drain and if it's electric only put a straight element in the bottom, change the magnesium anode every 2 to 3 years.
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