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  1. LJB3

    New water heater - element has to be cleaned every 2 months

    In that case, I would be changing elements every 2 months as the popping noise due to heavy calcium deposit is terrible and I can tell the heater is working longer to heat up the water. What does not make sense is that before I put in this new heater, I never had a problem with calcium buildup...
  2. LJB3

    New water heater - element has to be cleaned every 2 months

    I know we have hard water (county, not well), but I didn't have a bad problem with the old heater. Something is causing this one to scale up much much quicker. I guess I'll try some differnet elements first.
  3. LJB3

    New water heater - element has to be cleaned every 2 months

    By cleaning, I mean removing the calcium scale using a wire brush and vinegar. I used to do this once a year to remove minor deposits of scale on the elements.
  4. LJB3

    New water heater - element has to be cleaned every 2 months

    Hi, I had an old AOS 40 gallon, 4500 Watt water heater that I would drain every year and check the elements which would be moderately calcified. The original elements had been replaced years ago, and the ones in it were garden variety HD foldback ones that were at least 5+ years old. It...
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