Pipe corrosion on water heater

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  1. Apr 28, 2018 #1

    Biff215

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    IMG_4144.jpg IMG_4145.jpg Hi-

    My house and water heater are now about 9 years old. Never had an issue, other than corrosion on the water pipes, particularly on the hot side. I had the builder come out and address it a year or two after buying the house, but it has returned. Am I looking at a repair or a replacement at this point? This is beyond my level of comfortableness, so I will be calling a plumber either way. Just want to be prepared for the next step.

    Thanks!

    Brian

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    He should be able to take that nipple out and clean it up and put it back together properly.
     
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    Doesn't look to bad. I've seen worse that have lasted for several yrs with out any problems.
    Average life of WH is 8 to 10 yrs. I've seen a lot of them last 12 to 20 yrs.
    if it's in a room that's no going to cause damage if it does leak like a garage then wait until it does.
    But to be safe time is ripe to go ahead and have it replaced.
    Then again I seen new heaters leak as well.
    Mine will get changed when I come home and find water running out of my garage.:eek:
     
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