Or, how about this: I did't say Rugged was the original owner, I said "if he was the original installer".
If you're still failing to comprehend, let me know and I'll try a third way of 'splaining it to you
The link also shows how to find the age for few other water heater makes.
My 40 Gallon gas fired water heater is 20 years old installed by previous owners. I moved into the house a year ago. It seems to work fine, but it takes rather long time for the hot water to reach the shower in the morning. I wonder if there is any way to speed this up?
Also, what could go wrong in a heater of that age? Is there an age limit for such water heaters?
I am about to get a new tank from Lowes.
They are also doing an optional gadget for instant heating. I think this device works on electricity and is attached to the gas heater. But I am not so sure if I really need it. It costs an extra 200 bucks. I thought this device might be useful only if there is lack of hot water in the tank. But I am not so sure.
Ive actually put some in myself in my home before. I learned from a plumber that its good to put a 'date' in black permanant ink on the heater so you know the life of the heater.
The funny ones Ive seen is the ones that were 'installed' up in the attic, so when they leak, its a BIG MESS (ie ceiling). I told one guy that he had better get that heater moved/replaced before something happens. He says he has a leak detector, oh well.
If you have a link share it! I'd be interested to see them.
One can only hope they do the same here.
Rheem Fury NG 70gallon 17.5 years old
Found out today that the fellow that I replaced his water heater and later found out his junk heater had a warranty, and the new one ended up in my house?
The guy's wife died of cancer last august. She couldn't take it anymore and it spread through her body. I was working directly across from his house today and wanted to strike a convo with him to let him know that he needs to drain his water heater to keep it in good shape,
I made the mistake of asking how his wife was doing, and then he told me.
It's of my nature to ask these things as I have personal reference to this disease and him and I spoke to some length about this when I was replacing his water heater.
I felt bad for him, knowing the pain has got to be rough, they was together over 35 years.
Makes a water heater under warranty found by accident pretty damn insignificant at this point.
I plan on sending a condolence card since I'm just now finding out about it. I couldn't go to funerals of my customers anyway; I'd be in a suit every damn week, there's that many I know at this point in my community. Know of 5 in just the past 5 weeks.