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We have a manufactured home and it has a rheem warrior glass model #71-40DB. 50 gal. Does it have a glass tank? It is aprox. 10 years old, when do you recom. we change it out. We are not having any problems.

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The glass is actually enamel that is coating the inside of the tank. It depends on your water quality and how hot you run it as to how long the tank lasts. Ten years is doing well, I would leave it alone until you have a problem. Kep an eye on your power bills, if it starts to go up that could be a sign that the tank suffering.

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