Well, I didn’t know if it was the tank or the gaskets – So I read Randy’s response and figured it was a goner anyway. I did check the warranty – but since I was not the original purchaser (no reciept and no clue when installed) they didn’t want to fess up if there was any warranty left on it.
So, we went to Lowe’s and bought one. Now it’s in and I fixed it all up (sans anode and new drain spigot because the hubby didn’t want to put in any more dimes than necessary right now). So I figured I’d go ahead and buy them and when I have to drain it in a year I’ll adjust all the stuff then. Bummer too, cuz I am very excited at outlasting the warranty for this one!
Thanks for all the advice and the input!