Can someone please help me identify these pipes on my electric hot water tank. The connection near the bottom of the tank with the shut off valve, that I'm guessing is the incoming cold water supply line to the tank? This is a very old tank, and I don't get why the supply line would be near the bottom of the tank?(as new tanks have it near the top). Second, what are the two stacked copper 1/2 inch connections up at the top? The one closer to the tank clearly feels hot to the touch, the one above it is lukewarmish. Are they both distributing the same exact hot water to different parts of the house? Why is one not as hot as the other? Finally, new hot water tanks have a hot and a cold connection on top of the tank. So would I have to extend the bottom connection with the shutoff valve (1st pic) all the way up an connect to the cold, and...join the two current copper pipes up top with a T and connect that to the hot connection on the new tank?
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