HOT water problem

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IHatePlumbing

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I don't know how to do all that. The plumbing company doesn't want to work with me anymore.

Rheem has agreed to replace the water heater now. Given that the heater is the same model and size, I imagine that I could do the swap myself. I'm fairly handy and have lots of tools. Please let me know if you think this idea is ridiculous.

Thanks again for all the help.
 

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Sure, replace the water heater if they’ll give you one. When you do, verify the cold water pipe and of course connect it to your cold inlet of the new heater.

Verify there is no flow out of the hot piping during the swap.
 

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One time i had a hot water tank that could not produce hot water, everybody changed everything. to no avail. we took apart both top water connections, and guess what we found.
Not one but two drop tubes , one in each connection.
go figure
 

TomFOhio

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If there going to give you a new water heater I would replace it and then that would eliminate the water out of the
equation. After replacing water heater I would strap up the expansion tank to the joist. That wouldn't pass inspection
here.
 

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