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I spent the day babysitting my water heater.  It’s a long story so I won’t bore everyone with it but in a nut shell I took multiple trips to the hardware story and still ended up having to replace the heater later this evening.  Once I actually started replacing the heater it didn’t take but a couple of hours from start to finish.  My two daughters and I were able to take hot showers within an hour of turning the gas on.

I don’t profess to be a plumber and I know only enough to do a few fixes around the house.  Nine years ago when my dad and I put this heater in I had the forethought to put in unions in both the hot and cold water lines.  That way when someone had to replace the heater all they would have to do is unscrew the unions, put them on the new heater and screw the unions back together.  It worked like a charm.  Easiest water heater change out that I’ve ever had.

I spent $456, tax and all on this water heater today.  I found out while I was at the supply store that Alagasco, our natural gas supplier, is offering a $350 rebate for anyone replacing a water heater.  I couldn’t print the rebate form fast enough.  When’s the last time you bought a water heater for $10?

“Life Goes On!”

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