Question about Water Heaters
If you turn on a hot water faucet in the house with only the hot water shut off, should you get any water? We have never gotten hot water anywhere in the house, only lukewarm, unless the washing machine was on (I wash in cold) It is next to the water heater, If its on, the hot water at the faucets around the house register 120 degrees, otherwise, it rarely gets above lukewarm. Now the tp valve is leaking.
It is time for a New Water Heater.....But there are a few steps you can take to "TROUBLE SHOOT" the situation. There is a Drain Valve at the Bottom of the Water Heater. You may have a build up of ....gunk...at the bottom of your water heater, if you have a floor drain in a basement or some way for the water to drain, than you can carefully loosen the drain at the bottom of the tank to FLUSH the tank.....The other option will still reqiure draining the tank and replacing the heating element.. My best Solution is to make sure the bottom of your Mobile home is Insulated Properly From the Wind and Elements. Even Bails of Hay stacked around your Foundation Can be VERY Effective.....MOSTLY THOUGH I THINK IF YOU DRAIN THE TANK AND REPLACE THE HEATING ELEMENT, your problem will be over, With proper Insulation under the Mobile. This has worked for me a few times..... Hope it helps.....Joe
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
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