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Old 07-13-2019, 05:07 PM   #1
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Went and looked at a Water Heater the other day not for a leak but they couldn't get it to maintain a pilot.

Soon as I changed the thermocouple I started getting a lot of smoke from the draft hood. Started looking at the flue pipe and is was single wall all the way out a side wall. Flue sloped backwards and clearances all wrong from combustibles.

Talked them into an electric water heater.

Cute little Rheem water heater 47 yrs old.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:29 PM   #2
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Went and looked at a Water Heater the other day not for a leak but they couldn't get it to maintain a pilot.

Soon as I changed the thermocouple I started getting a lot of smoke from the draft hood. Started looking at the flue pipe and is was single wall all the way out a side wall. Flue sloped backwards and clearances all wrong from combustibles.

Talked them into an electric water heater.

Cute little Rheem water heater 47 yrs old.

Wow, you'd be quite the car salesman. Pretty sure changing out a non-leaking water heater that old is a sin or something lolz jk.



I wouldn't have changed it just to see how long much longer it would last. Were they weekenders? Could you have changed the flue piping and gotten it working correctly?


The oldest I have changed was probably 60-70yrs, electric. We regularly change out 20, 30, and 40 yr old electric hot water heaters. Some really old cold water heaters too. The oldest around still working are 3 or 4 like 80 year old electrics. They are about 6-1/2' tall, dark olive drab like a ww2 jeep, and they octagonal or hexagonal, I forget which. The first time I saw one I thought it was a shower stall as the local police barracks had a dark olive drab shower stall but we replaced that a year or two ago.








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