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rjackal
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join:2002-07-09
Plymouth, MI
reply to TheSMJ

Re: Flush an old hot water heater?

Ideally, you would tell the seller what you told us, and have them pay for all or half of the cost of a new one as a condition for closing.


TheSMJ

join:2009-08-19
Farmington, MI

Being as it's exactly one week before closing I doubt I could pull that off.

I learned about the water heater almost 2 months ago since the home inspection. Originally I was planning on just dealing with it until I have to turn the thermostat all the way up, and then replacing it. But, the more I think about it the more I realize I should try and deal with this before I actually move in and (in the case of a replacement) have to deal without hot water while the tank is replaced and reheats.



Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL

said by TheSMJ:

I realize I should try and deal with this before I actually move in and (in the case of a replacement) have to deal without hot water while the tank is replaced and reheats.

That shouldn't be very long assuming no plumbing changes. I replaced ours over the summer myself. It was only a few hours for the whole process. Including going to HD to get it and hauling downstairs.