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Larry,

I had a guy out last night looking at the electric with his meter and he was not able to find any problems with it. I’m not very adequate with electric so I don’t know all the specifics but it appeared to have around 22.9 amps on each 30 amp breaker of the 220. Everything else he checked seemed to be ok from his perspective. He did notice that one of the heating element connections on the newly installed heater was loose and indicated that this could cause resistance and could have been related to the problem on the heater that I had just removed (if those connections had been loose). He did suggest going ahead and replacing the breaker, since it is a minimal cost item, and that it could be that it’s not kicking off like it should be during spikes. Nothing to prove that though but at the cost, it wouldn’t hurt to do it. So, after all this, I still don’t know what caused the heater to go bad again. And everyone I’ve talked to says they do not believe it is related to shocking the water system. Could it be that I’ve just gotten hold of two bad water heaters? Not likely, but possible I guess. Should I shock the system again to see if it happens again? Don’t really want to do that right now but you can bet I’ll be keeping an eye on things next year when I do. Thanks for your interest and advice.

Carl.

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