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I was in my attic last night and found that the outside of my water heater is all rusty. There are some areas where there are holes through the metal. I did not find any water in the pan under the water heater so it does not seem to be leaking now. What should I do?
Generally the corrosion is due to two possible causes. First possibility is there was leaking in the past either form the roof or the connections on top of the water heater. Second possibility is from condensation forming in the insulation … Continue reading
The water heater in question was installed properly and has been in use for about two years. It makes a clanking noise when the water is turned on and when the commodes are flushed. This happens anywhere in the house. What could be the problem?
These sounds like there are loose pipes clanging when the water is turned on or off. This is commonly called “water hammer”. Sometimes if the air chamber is blocked or missing this can also cause the condition. If this just … Continue reading
I am a single person and live alone. Most mornings I still run out of hot water when taking a shower. My house is all-electric and can’t seem to find a problem with my water heater. Do you have any suggestions?
Most electric water heaters have two elements. It is not uncommon for one of the elements to burn out which reduces the amount of hot water available. Also, there can be problems with the thermostat that can cause similar conditions. … Continue reading