Re: Cleaning Water Heater
I second Tom’s opinion. When our element went out in 2016 (8 year old water heater), we decided to change for new. It was a 4 hour job, but hopefully don’t have to deal with this issue for another 8. There were signs of rust on other electrical components on the old tank.
Mohammad and Aty
AMEL 54 #099
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2020 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cleaning Water Heater
I would not pursue things further. Just “Google” pictures of what the inside of most water heaters look like after a few years. As my kids say, “Don’t go there”.
That’s one reason why it is recommend not to drink or cook from the hot water tap. Lots of minerals, but obviously sterile. Most water heaters, marine or domestic, only last several years.
All in all, if your tank is old, I would just consider replacing it. Or let it go kaput in the middle of nowhere.
SM #240 Aletes