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    I immobilized the air column with a 2x4 and it...

    I immobilized the air column with a 2x4 and it seems better. Maybe the air column was vibrating when the pump cycled.
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    I replaced the PVC air column but the system...

    I replaced the PVC air column but the system stills hammers when the well pump shuts off. Pressure, cycling and pump seem to be working normally. It just hammers when the pumps shuts off at the end...
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    Water hammer arrestor leak

    I have a water hammer arrestor PVC column that is leaking (cracked PVC pipe).
    It has an elbow off the main water inlet with a nut that threads into the elbow.
    Can I unthread that nut and replace...
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    Gas versus Electric WH?

    I have very hard water and see that there are "plastic" WH's with lifetime warranties.
    But they are electric.
    I have a gas heater and wonder if it's worth the switch.
    Thoughts?
    :confused:
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    Why would the previous owner have removed the...

    Why would the previous owner have removed the anode rod and replaced with a cap?
    Is it because of odor in the water (water is softener well water).
    Trying to determine what the best options are for...
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    It looks like the anode rod has been replaced by...

    It looks like the anode rod has been replaced by a square-head galvanized plug anyway.
    Are there any consequences of having no anode rod outside of the lifespan of the tank?
    It seems to be doing OK...
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    Point taken. Just interested in doing anything I...

    Point taken.
    Just interested in doing anything I can to keep it going.
    Maybe I should count my blessings and plan for failure.
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    Anode rod replacement on AO Smith Heater

    I have a AO Smith KGA-40-916 heater that is about 20 years old.
    It has been reliable and I keep it flushed.
    We have softened well water and there is never much sediment.
    I have not touched the...
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