Electric Hot Water Heater Question

Old 10-10-14, 04:25 PM
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Electric Hot Water Heater Question

First Of all I know I need a New Hot Water Heater! but I would like to have a few questions answered before I replace this unit. I live in Florida near the water and the salt takes it's toll on everything here! I have an Electric Hot water heater, it's a short 30 Gallon RUUD unit, 240 volts, it is enclosed in the same closet with my A/C unit above it. In the past year a considerable amount of rust has built up around the lower bottom Ring area, what I would like to know, ...Is the hot water right inside this outer rusting metal skin? ..or is there some sort of tank inside there?
Old 10-10-14, 04:36 PM
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There's a tank inside. If the outer jacket is rusting at the bottom, it's a pretty good indication that something is leaking, either the tank itself, of one of the fittings going in. The water runs down, saturates the insulation and the bottom rusts out.

I'm moving your post to the "Water Heaters" forum, and deleting the duplicate post.

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