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Rust in side tank told to buy new is there a fix?

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There are coatings you can use on the inside of the tank. One is called Kreem. It will form a new plastic "shell" on the inside of the tank, preventing leaks and rust from getting into your fuel system.

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put a bunch of nuts and sheet metal screw in the tank add muriatic acid just to cover loose metal. shake on all sides for 1 minute each side. Prevent leaking and wear rubber gloves and glasses. the rust will be gone.
Empty tank of all loose metal....reuse the tank

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What is the best replace the elements and thermostats or just get a new waterheater


Best is to replace anode rod, and leave elements and thermostats alone until they go out. IF you can get the anode out.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
Anode rod prevents tank from rusting. Anode rods deplete over time in most situations, and then tank begins to rust. If the anode can be successfully removed, and updated, then tank rusting stops, and you're tank is good for another 10 years.
So answer to question is: Depends if tank is rusty, and if tank is sitting in drip pan to protect home from possible leak.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html
Tank-type electric heater is unique since it can last almost indefinitely, with maintenance. Therefore maintaining tank-type electric water heater can pay you $5-10 per month.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html
Ordinary electric tank type can outlast all other water heaters, and be far simpler to fix yourself than any other type heater: including gas tank-type, electric hybrid tank-type, electric-and-gas tankless etc. More complicated heaters will eventually fail, and the lifespan is limited. Which is argument against buying expensive water heaters that are controlled by computer chip etc. Avoid tankless promotion. Tankless cost more..Period.
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There are some products which will repair a fuel tank. It depends on the leak.

Some of the products require removing the tank, adding the leak chemical and swirling the mixture inside the tank. Other products are like JB Weld which could work, but there are specific chemicals just for this job.

If you have rust on a 1999 vehicle, it can cost you less to replace the tank new, than to buy chemicals and lose gas when they do not work. Rust is especially hard to guarantee a repair on. Fix one place and another leaks a day later.

Check out the Internet for new tanks. It will be harder to find an old tank because most are ripped off before the Salvage cars are allowed on the lots.

Radiator shops sometimes do this repair.

I hope my solution is helpful.

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I have a Reliance 501 electric water heater ... Everything works great but below the water out. Be rusty? How can I fix it?


The tank is rusting. Replace anode rod or replace water heater.
Once the anode rod depletes, then the tank starts to rust.
IF you can replace the anode rod, it will stop rusting, and then flush the rust out of water heater.
This might buy more life with same tank, but old anode rods are pretty solid and even impact wrench might not loosen it up.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html#flush

Loosen anode rod on new tank before installing, and then inspect every 1-3 years, and 1-2 years if water is softened.
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Rust in fuel tank remove and repair instructions


If there is rust inside, you need to buy a new tank. Best bet, go to the junkyard and get one. As far as getting it off, you need to take the bracket bars that hold it up. They go across the gas tank. Once they are off, if needed, locate remaining bolts on the edge of the tank. It will then come down.

Mar 05, 2011 | 1984 GMC S-15 Jimmy

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It is leaking out of the top. not out of the hot or cold valves but out of a nut by the cold side.


Your tank is rusted out and needs to be replaced.
Link below is a troubleshoot for leaking water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

Protect yourself first:
If your tank is rusted, there is danger of rupture.
My friend welded his leaking tank, but he assumes the risk.
Ruptured tank can cause massive damage and water runs until it is shut off.

Hot water tank is under pressure because hot water expands and pushes against tank wall.
Turn off water to tank.
Turn off power supply:
Electric: turn off circuit breaker.
Gas: rotate knob to pilot so pilot stays lit but burner will not fire. To turn back on, rotate knob to ON.
Open hot side bathtub valve and relieve pressure on tank.

You can limp by with rusted tank by turning water heater on when hot water is needed.
Shower uses 5-9 gallons hot water
Bath uses 12-15 gallon hot water
Ordinary gas heater makes 41 gallons hot water per hour
Ordinary electric heater makes 20 gallons hot water per hour.

I buy water heaters at Lowes, Home Depot, Ace.
Look for scratch and dent models.
Buy drip pan for water heater.
Wrap electric heater totally with insulation except TP valve.
Buy new flexible connectors for water lines.
Offer 15% less than marked price on tank, because the store makes money on additional items.

> Most people can install their own electric heater since you just connect water pipes and electric wire, and it's done. Read link below since there are tips that help you buy and install electric.
> Generally people are nervous about installing gas water heater, so step-by-step instructions are shown on link below. Remember gas line is under less pressure than water line, so if you can install a water pipe, you can install gas line to water heater with crescent wrench, and soapy water to check for leaks.
How to install gas water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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Low boy water heater leaks at point where cold water pipe enters caseing.The leak is below the threads.The caseing is rusted at the point where the pipe goes through.Can this rusted place be patched or...


1) Your water heater needs to be replaced.
It cannot be repaired.
Tanks rust out after anode rod is depleted unless anode is inspected and replaced 1-3 years.
Water softener causes anode to deplete quicker, so inspect every 2 years.
Also stray household current can cause tank to rust out. Put bare copper ground wire between hot and cold pipes on new heater.

2) First thing is protect yourself from tank rupture where water heater bursts open and water runs until it's shut off. Ruptured tanks are big topic in homeowner insurance industry today because they cause major damage inside house.

- Turn off heat source so tank is not under pressure:
Gas: Rotate dial to pilot so pilot light stays lit, but burner does not turn on
Electric: turn off circuit breaker

- Turn off water going into tank using shut off above tank.
- Open hot side to bathtub to relieve pressure from tank.
- Check label on side of tank to get tank specifications for replacement.

3) What to do until replacement.
You can get by for a while on leaking tank by turning it ON only when needed.
Make sure tank is full of water before turning heat source back on.
This will buy time until replacement.
Electric tank heats 21 gallons water per hour.
Gas water heater 41 gallons per hour
Shower uses 6-9 gallons hot water, bath uses 12-15 gallon hot water.

4) Additional reading so next tank lasts longer
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html

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