Every day, across America, a sad scenario plays out: 20,000 people find that their water heater is leaking and wonder if it can be fixed. It can’t. Water Heater Rescue exists to teach people to do what’s needful for their heaters so the leak never happens. Because we practice what we preach, ours is now about 40 years old.
Every day, across America, legions of people find that their hot water smells so bad that they think they are showering in the sewer. They spend oodles of money on oodles of solutions that somehow don’t solve the problem. We’re here to teach you what definitely works, what might work and what won’t work.
We will be out of town Sept. 24-Oct. 1. Sometimes we’ll be able to answer e-mail, but any order placed after noon PDT on Sept. 23 won’t be filled until Oct. 4.
We also give you a chance to educate yourself, not just for the moment, but for your whole life, so that you can choose a water heater wisely and then take care of it. Problems? We solve those. We have a troubleshooting forum with 5,000 topics, as well as a static section that indexes some of the questions that have been asked most often in the forum.
We sell solid and flexible magnesium sacrificial water heater anodes for replacement when your factory anode is consumed so that you don’t find yourself with that leaking water heater. Also, we are one of the very few who sell curved dip tubes for sediment (also known as scale) control; sediment buildup contributes to water heater failure and electric element failure, and sometimes contributes to odor issues.
And we have solid and flexible aluminum/zinc anodes and powered anodes (impressed-current) to use in smelly water heaters. We know as much, or more, about odor issues and their solutions as anybody in North America.
Fun Water Heater Stuff
You’d think water heaters would be about as dull a subject as you could find, right? Well, we just might have some surprises for you.
The Houdini Showcase comprises bizarre water heater installations we’ve run across in the course of our work. You’ll find yourself asking, “Why would anybody stick a water heater there?”
In the Closet of Horrors, you’ll learn that Halloween can occur any night of the year. Water heaters can be scarier than werewolves and goblins.
The Weingarten Collection gives you a peek at how people heated water a hundred years ago, when the idea of daily bathing was in its infancy. Today, there are just a handful of manufacturers, and one water heater looks much like another. Back then, there were well over a hundred and water heaters stood out from each other, with fancy shapes and scrollwork. Some of the early designs incorporate features that are superior to what is used today.
The House on Hummingbird Hill is another project of Larry and Suzanne Weingarten. It uses hot water in interesting ways, while offering up a philosophy and lifestyle that are quite a bit different from mainstream American homebuilding of the recent past. However, it suggests a viable future for the American dream of home ownership at a time when past methods no longer seem so workable. It showcases energy efficiency, low maintenance and low building cost, as well as a couple of water-heating components that are discussed elsewhere on this site: the GFX Heat Exchanger and manifold plumbing. Instead of hearing us describe them, you can see them in action.