- Jul 19, 2012
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Plumbing blows! Water heater was 20 years old and wasn't really heating very well. Took some rocket motor budget and bought a new 50 gallon high recovery tank, and all the bits and pieces to install. Naturally the gas line was 1 inch and the new connector was 3/4, so an unscheduled trip to the hardware store was necessary. A bad solder joint caused me to have to drain the cold side an extra time, but other than that it went well. I didn't blow up the house or burn it down with the torch, and I was able to take a nice hot shower only 45 minutes after I turned on the heater. The plumber wanted to charge me a 50% premium on the heater and $200.00 to install. I guess it beats paying that much.