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Expensive pork chops!

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Post Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:20 pm
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A little while ago I was setting up my basement photo table for some pork chops I'm grilling tomorrow night and I had to go into the laundry room to find something to use as a table cloth. While I was in there I noticed that the floor around the water heater is wet and given that the heater's 23 years old I know what I'm going to be doing this weekend.

These chops are going to be expensive! :lol:

Post Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:35 pm
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That stinks!

Hopefully that sucker won't disintegrate when you try to move it outside.

What a mess that would be.
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Post Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:56 pm
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That's never fun :( :( I had to replace one a couple of years ago because the bottom had finally rusted out. Good luck with things
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Post Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:02 pm
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Mine died after 19 years this last October. $600 bill

Post Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:57 am
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Mine's about 10 years old or so, but I'm on a well so there are a lot more minerals in the water. When mine goes I'll be looking into a HWOD (hot water on demand) heater with a small 3-gallon tank. I've heard the HWOD heaters are a lot more efficient than tank heaters, and the additional small tank has been recommended by folks I know who have one.
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Post Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:59 pm
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I had a brain cramp and totally forgot that these were the chops! :oops:


The heater replacement wasn't too difficult. I did have to go to the hardware store to get some new pipe and a couple of unions because the old ones weren't in the best shape, but otherwise it was practically a plug-and-play operation.

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