Apparently this is the year for plumbing. Just installed a water softner about a month ago. Well, low and behold - my water heater is leaking. Got a quote, but for $1200, I think I'll do this myself. I've got a couple other little "tasks" that I want to do as long as I've got the lines drained anyways (i.e. adding valves, and fixing another leak that's unrelated).
Anywho... I'm down to these 3 options, but I'm looking for some opinions. I know the Rheem branded one has the magnesium rod, but not sure about the others. Someone here mind giving me your 2 cents? I'm gonna have to do this sometime this week as I have no drain in my basement, so time is of utmost importance in getting this ball rolling. Another month and I might have a pool in the basement.
Richmond, ******* - $398 (I see this got blocked, its one over at Maynerds) - probably is my #1 choice unless the Rheem Fury is better
GE, Home Depot - $398
Rheem Fury, Online - $373
I think the 40 gallon works, and the warranty doesn't really matter. It appears feature-wise, the 9 year happens to be the magic point for me, so these all should be apples to apples.