Home Water Heater - Mine fail fast!

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.

Hirschkopf

Sharpshooter
Supporting Member
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Apr 29, 2022
Messages
431
Reaction score
1,562
Location
AZ and Checotah OK
There must be something in your water causing this. We have lived in this house 45 years, and are on our third water heater. The first was electric, just a builder grade, that came with the house. We replaced it in the late 80's when natural gas became available in this area, it was still working. We are on the second gas water heater, and it seems to be in good shape. I have never flushed any of these water heaters. have you had your water analyzed to see why it corrodes these water heaters so fast?
Not yet; planning on doing so.
 

John6185

Sharpshooter
Supporting Member
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Oct 27, 2012
Messages
9,609
Reaction score
10,137
Location
OKC
I had an electric water heater and I think I replaced it at least three times in 20 years. I convinced used it was because of hard well water. Had a lot of iron bacteria and sometimes slime would come out of the faucets, I never could figure out why those water heaters went out,
 

Latest posts

Top Bottom