Ode to Another Appliance
Warm and pleasant...
Relaxing and soothing...
Waking me up from a night of cold slumber...
The shower so pleasing with warm water that's easing
Easing myself into the day...
What's that I hear?
A drip, drip, dripping...
I splurged and bought my house an early present. :-)
A brand new water heater! Woo Hoo! Partay!
For the past couple months, there's been a slow leak that I've had to keep my eye on. I finally got fed up and splurged!
The offending water heater with a tank with 10 year warranty.
Looking on the manufacturer's tag, the water heater was built in Aug 1998.
I bet some water heater designer is proud that the tank lasted 10 plus a little extra.
A little extra beyond the warranty.
With the new tank, the installer added new hardware. The expansion tank (the keg looking thing) is needed since our houses have a check valve (a one way valve) that prevents water from going back into the main line.
The new tank installed with earthquake straps and the drain pan is now plumbed to the outside.
Where's the thermostat controller? I want hot water to be set on scald! Apparently, the thermostat is factory set to 120F. What 120F? I've lived in hotter climates (125F to 130F) during the summer. I guess I'll have to get used to the new settings. On the plus side, it's a larger tank so I can take even longer showers before the lukewarm water runs out! lol!