The Tank › Re use
- February 2, 2017 at 3:45 pm #23518IanParticipant
I just previously posted regarding a plugged 60 gallon tank. This post regards a 40 gallon.
The tank has been installed and filled for six years but operated for no more than year,
I took the anode out to check it’s condition. There are signs of corrosion but it is generally quite good. I’ve heard to opinion that even ‘though it has not been turned on I should consider that it’s life is spent.
My question is should I put in a new anode and presume to get another 5 years out of it, or scrap the tank. How can I tell if its wise to re-use it?February 2, 2017 at 3:58 pm #23520Larry WeingartenParticipant
Hello, If the tank was filled with water the whole time, it means the anode was getting to protect the tank. I might do a pressure test using water to make sure there are no leaks and also have a look at all fittings and inside of the combustion chamber. But if these things don’t look bad, I’d replace the anode and keep going. 😎
Yours, LarryFebruary 2, 2017 at 4:59 pm #23523IanParticipant
That’s good news. Maybe I forgot to say that it’s an electric tank. I’ll assume that your answer would be the same for that,
IanFebruary 2, 2017 at 9:43 pm #23529Larry WeingartenParticipant
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