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If my 50 gallon water heater is leaking can i replace it with a smaller water heater?

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There should be no problem replacing a 50 gallon heater with a smaller size heater as long as the codes for your city/town allow it. You may also need to pull a permit for the installation, check with your municipality. Some codes state that a home with X square feet or whatever measurement they want to go by, will need at least a 50 gallon hot water heater. Obviously all installation instructions and codes apply to any new hot water heater installation.

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