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    Anyone know where we can buy a new hot water tank. Our tank is leaking really bad and is badly corroded. Are there stainless steel tanks to remove the corrosion problem? W Thanks.

    EDIT: I now have an idea on how about to go through this. Would home depot have all the supplies parts that I would need or do I need to go to a special hardware store?
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    Originally posted by TomcoPDR
    Go to Wolseley

    http://www.wolseleyinc.ca/home.htm;j...E8C0AFF7A35860
    Thanks.

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    Yes, Home Depot does stock a good selection of hot water tanks in various sizes, and decent prices (incl. installation) to boot.

    I had a 40 gallon tank installed about 4 years ago and it was just over $600 all in.

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    Home Depot is your best bet. Even HVAC suppliers can not get a better price than them on resi tanks.
    Home Depot moves thousands of them
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    Independant supply and others dont move as many therefore cant provide the best pricing

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    Originally posted by SinisterProbeGt
    Home Depot is your best bet. Even HVAC suppliers can not get a better price than them on resi tanks.
    Home Depot moves thousands of them
    Wolseley
    Independant supply and others dont move as many therefore cant provide the best pricing
    Ok gotcha! I see your point on how the pricing would differ since Home Depot moves more products. Any amount of savings would be great.

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    Default Re: Repairing/replacing a hot water tank

    Originally posted by Old Snake
    Anyone know where we can buy a new hot water tank. Our tank is leaking really bad and is badly corroded. Are there stainless steel tanks to remove the corrosion problem? W Thanks.

    EDIT: I now have an idea on how about to go through this. Would home depot have all the supplies parts that I would need or do I need to go to a special hardware store?
    Are you getting a plumber to do the work for you?

    Are you prepared to work on the gas line if you have to? Depending on the tank you may even have to move the gas line slightly or add a bit of length to a piece or two.

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    Default Re: Re: Repairing/replacing a hot water tank

    Originally posted by sputnik


    Are you getting a plumber to do the work for you?

    Are you prepared to work on the gas line if you have to? Depending on the tank you may even have to move the gas line slightly or add a bit of length to a piece or two.
    We do have a gas fired hot water tank. I know a plumber and he said he will fix it for me (not till next thursaday). But, I might just go to Home Depot anytime and ask how much.
    Last edited by Old Snake; 07-10-2009 at 03:21 PM.

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    i bought mine from home depot and had a plumber buddy install it for a couple bux.

    i'm sure home depot can recommend a plumber also.

    i would buy as big of a tank as you can fit in the space.

    we used to have a 33 gallon tank and would run out of hot water if we ran 2 long showers back to back.

    we installed a 50 gallon tank and havent run out yet.

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    Originally posted by will_e_chill
    i bought mine from home depot and had a plumber buddy install it for a couple bux.

    i'm sure home depot can recommend a plumber also.

    i would buy as big of a tank as you can fit in the space.

    we used to have a 33 gallon tank and would run out of hot water if we ran 2 long showers back to back.

    we installed a 50 gallon tank and havent run out yet.
    How much did your new tank cost you?

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    A water softener will double the life of your tank.

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    Try a sacrificial anode maybe?

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    Originally posted by badatusrnames
    Try a sacrificial anode maybe?
    I think all tanks come with one.

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    We are now thinking of tank-less water heaters. Anyone know a good model for either gas or electric. We started thinking about the future and how it is easier to maintain. There are five people living in the house.

    Thanks for everyone's input.

    EDIT: Do these items qualify for a government credit/rebate?
    Last edited by Old Snake; 07-12-2009 at 04:35 PM.

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    Originally posted by Old Snake
    We are now thinking of tank-less water heaters. Anyone know a good model for either gas or electric. We started thinking about the future and how it is easier to maintain. There are five people living in the house.

    Thanks for everyone's input.

    EDIT: Do these items qualify for a government credit/rebate?
    Yes, they qualify. Bosch is a very good brand. One note that many people don't realize is they need to run the hot water tap much longer than they're use to since no hot water is being stored. There is also a minimum water flow required before the water heater kicks in. The household water consumption will go up.

    High efficiency tank water heaters are available so I wouldn't rule them out.

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