Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and was recommended by a friend.

The problem here is that my Bradford White Oil powered water heater has just stopped working. By that, I mean that the water heater leaks whenever i turn the hot water on anywhere in the house, when I first realized this was when i saw my basement slowly flooding. I've contacted a plumber but it seems one won't come until Monday/Tuesday.

It's quite an old model I believe, as it's been here ever since I bought the home (10+ years) The mode # is MI50L60F10, but I don't seem to be able to find much on that.

What I'm looking for is a suitable replacement for this water heater, it has a fan or generator of some sort that is attached to it outside my house, and the water heater itself is in the basement, will this water heater need an exact replacement, or could I just go get another oil water heater from Sears or something and replace it? I had a friend look at it and he said that I'd need an exact replacement but he wasn't too sure.

If anyone can help on this matter, it'd be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

David.