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Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer #2821278
06/03/19 04:03 PM
06/03/19 04:03 PM
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Calera, Alabama
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I've got a 2004 GE 40 Gal. Electric water heater that is starting to have some issues. Its blown the 30 Amp breaker several times in the past few days. I'm pretty sure it just needs a new element and a good flushing out, but I am wondering if I should just go ahead and replace it now and be done with it since it's 15 years old? From what I have seen at the local lowes and Home Depot it looks like I would have to drop $550-650 for a new one(gas not an option in my neighborhood). With the state of our water supply being full of lime and such(I've already got a whole house filter in place), Should I just flush the tank real good and replace the element? What do the Aldeer engineer's think?


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Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Guru] #2821280
06/03/19 04:06 PM
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Moulton,AL
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2004 no brainer replace it. If it rust out and ruptures you will spend way more than 600,00


If you always do what you've always done you always get what you've always got
Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Snuffy] #2821283
06/03/19 04:08 PM
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Tupelo, MS
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Originally Posted by Snuffy
2004 no brainer replace it. If it rust out and ruptures you will spend way more than 600,00


For sure.

Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Guru] #2821289
06/03/19 04:16 PM
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Central Al
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Replace, mine busted and cost me about 3k in damages and a new tank. From what I’ve read if you get 10 years consider yourself lucky.

Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Guru] #2821295
06/03/19 04:35 PM
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Tuscaloosa, AL
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Does AL Power offer rebates to stick with electric hot water ? I know a few years ago Alagasco offered a $600 rebate to stay with a gas water heater. Seems like the plumber gave me a certificate voucher with a number I reported to Alagasco with copy of receipt for hot water heater.

Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Guru] #2821314
06/03/19 05:10 PM
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Morgan Co.
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It’s been a while since I bought one but dang they’ve gone up in price.


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Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Reptar] #2821433
06/03/19 07:41 PM
06/03/19 07:41 PM
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Helena, AL
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Originally Posted by Reptar
Does AL Power offer rebates to stick with electric hot water ? I know a few years ago Alagasco offered a $600 rebate to stay with a gas water heater. Seems like the plumber gave me a certificate voucher with a number I reported to Alagasco with copy of receipt for hot water heater.

They will not if there is not an option for gas in the area. They only pay you to switch.

My neighborhood doesn't have gas either. Electric water heaters suck.


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Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: AU338MAG] #2821447
06/03/19 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by AU338MAG
Originally Posted by Reptar
Does AL Power offer rebates to stick with electric hot water ? I know a few years ago Alagasco offered a $600 rebate to stay with a gas water heater. Seems like the plumber gave me a certificate voucher with a number I reported to Alagasco with copy of receipt for hot water heater.

They will not if there is not an option for gas in the area. They only pay you to switch.

My neighborhood doesn't have gas either. Electric water heaters suck.


Hmm, what about LP gas for both situations.


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Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Snuffy] #2821450
06/03/19 07:56 PM
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HSV AL
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Originally Posted by Snuffy
2004 no brainer replace it. If it rust out and ruptures you will spend way more than 600,00


Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Guru] #2821462
06/03/19 08:00 PM
06/03/19 08:00 PM
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I just put in an 80 gal water heater here at the house. No more kids running hot water out at night


Quietly killing turkeys where youre not!!!
My tank full of give a fraks been runnin on empty
I'm the paterfamilias
Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Guru] #2821472
06/03/19 08:09 PM
06/03/19 08:09 PM
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Calera, Alabama
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What is the "go to" brand nowadays?


Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people
appear bright until you hear them speak.
Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: 257wbymag] #2821498
06/03/19 08:27 PM
06/03/19 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 257wbymag
I just put in an 80 gal water heater here at the house. No more kids running hot water out at night

I bet my 4 kids and wife would... I got a gas tankless now tho...we had a 40g tank before and just spaced out baths

Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Guru] #2821507
06/03/19 08:38 PM
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I wanted to go gas and tankless but gas service is on other end of house. Lowest quote was $5k to reroute gas and install. Had to just go bigger electric


Quietly killing turkeys where youre not!!!
My tank full of give a fraks been runnin on empty
I'm the paterfamilias
Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Guru] #2821603
06/03/19 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Guru
What is the "go to" brand nowadays?


Rheem or A.O. Smith.... Do not buy a whirlpool


Roads? Where we're going, we dont need roads. ~Doc brown
Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Reno] #2821627
06/03/19 11:17 PM
06/03/19 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Reno
Originally Posted by Guru
What is the "go to" brand nowadays?


Rheem or A.O. Smith.... Do not buy a whirlpool

Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Guru] #2821645
06/04/19 02:39 AM
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AL
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Rinnai tankless

Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Guru] #2831995
06/18/19 07:24 AM
06/18/19 07:24 AM
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Dauphin Island, Alabama
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My 2013 40 gallon Whirlpool has went to leaking. Severe corrosion on the water supply galvanized nipple and tank exterior. Outlet galvanized nipple not rusted. Any ideas what could be causing this? I hate to stick another one in to die the same early death.

Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Simpleman] #2832109
06/18/19 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Simpleman
My 2013 40 gallon Whirlpool has went to leaking. Severe corrosion on the water supply galvanized nipple and tank exterior. Outlet galvanized nipple not rusted. Any ideas what could be causing this? I hate to stick another one in to die the same early death.


Replace it with a quality heater.. Whirlpool is junk


Roads? Where we're going, we dont need roads. ~Doc brown
Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: 257wbymag] #2832120
06/18/19 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by 257wbymag
I wanted to go gas and tankless but gas service is on other end of house. Lowest quote was $5k to reroute gas and install. Had to just go bigger electric


$5k to run gas to other end of the house? That's some high dollar copper or one super long house!

Re: Water heater fix/replace-ask Aldeer [Re: Guru] #2832315
06/18/19 01:57 PM
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