Re: Cleaning Water Heater


Uh oh, started cleaning the thermostat assembly and realized that the zinc is completely gone. I was looking at the thermocouple.

Seems like what looks like a simple project usually turns into a two day ordeal.


On Jun 1, 2020 12:29 PM, karkauai@... wrote:
Thanks Gerhard,
I'm afraid I probably understated the condition of the zinc and heating element.  Here's a pic. I also got a better look inside the tank today, and it's pretty nasty. I have to clean it, but can't get my big paw through the hole. It's either a brush or power washer, I think.  Anybody else? 
Thanks again,
Kristy SM243

On Jun 1, 2020 6:50 AM, "Gerhard Mueller via" <carcode@...> wrote:
If the zinc is OK you should do nothing more as inspection. The thin coating (film) works as a protection and will soon come back when you remove it. Only rinse the tank. That is sufficient.

Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

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